Planning Your School Visit

Booking Programs:

All programs are booked on a first come, first served basis. Bookings can be made for the time and date that best meets your needs.   To reserve your program, please call: (902) 889-2053 or email

Group Size: 

Tours and programs can accommodate two classes, or a total of 60 students. Contact the Museum to arrange for larger groups.

Admission Payment:

The cost for each program is $2.75 per student (tax included). Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or credit card. Cheques are the preferred method of payment and should be made payable to the “Nova Scotia Museum”.


One teacher and/or chaperones is admitted free for every five students (1:5 ratio).

Extra chaperones are charged $4.00 each (tax included).  Additional chaperones and Teaching Assistants for special needs students as well as bus drivers will be free of charge and not included in the total of chaperones.

Teachers and chaperones must stay with the group of students assigned to them at all times.  Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the safety and behaviour of students during their visit.


When the weather is fine, there is plenty of area on the grounds for students to eat their lunch outside.  Children should not bring meals that require refrigeration or heating.


Male and female bathrooms near the front parking lot, as you enter the museum.   There are no washroom facilities in the historic section of the site.

What to Expect:

Prior to your visit

  • Confirmation of school program booking, date and time will be confirmed by the site.
  • Teachers should divide students into small groups to correspond with the number of activities the teacher has chosen.  (Example: 4 groups for 4 activities, 2 groups for 2 activities.)
  • If possible, students should eat recess snacks on the bus, prior to arrival.

On Arrival

  • You will be met on arrival by Museum staff and volunteers, who will conduct your program or tour.
  • Admission can be paid in the main house by cash, credit card, or cheque, payable to the “Nova Scotia Museum” 
  • Bathrooms are located by the front parking lot. 
  • Backpacks and lunches can be left in the barn, located on the museum grounds. 


  • Programs are generally 1-2 hours long.
  • Groups are invited to stay after their program for picnic lunch and to explore the grounds.
  • Teachers and chaperons should be aware that Fisherman’s Life Museum is home to live animals, incluidng sheep, chickens and barn cats.