Gus the tortoise is free—like ice cream, not like Britney—this summer as part of the province's no-admission-fee museum plan. IAN SELIG
Gus the tortoise is free—like ice cream, not like Britney—this summer as part of the province's no-admission-fee museum plan. IAN SELIG

Nova Scotia gives free admission to all provincial museums this summer

Spend July and August at the Museum of Natural History, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and more.

Today the province announced a mammoth, multi-vitamin booster shot for the tourism industry: An $18.2 million tourism restart package that aims to, according to a press release,"provide operators with new grant programs and marketing support as well as offering tourists more outdoor public attractions." Also part of the plan? Covering admission costs for all provincial museums for the months of July and August.

Yup, you can visit the likes of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Maritime Museum of The Atlantic or the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre *for free.* Call it summer lovin' (of learning). Call it the most fun you've had since you got your library card. Call it the only excuse you need to check in on Gus, the gopher tortoise who lives at the Museum of Natural History

Get a full list of the provincial museums, broken down by region, here

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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