Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you back to the Fundy Geological Museum.

We’ve been working hard to prepare our sites for your visit, however, Social Distancing isn’t always possible in all of our spaces. 

Safety first 

  • please stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people - this means you should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your group.
  • masks are mandatory for staff and visitors at all Nova Scotia Museum sites in indoor, and some outdoor public spaces. Children under the age of 2 are exempt, as well as children under the age of 4 when their caregiver can’t get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt.

What we are doing to keep you safe 

The following practices have been put in place to protect you and our staff: 

  • shared spaces and surfaces are routinely sanitized between guests, and Museum staff are trained and following all safety protocols as laid out by public health
  • guests will notice new safety protocols in place such as PPE, plexiglass barriers, and directional signage to indicate the flow of traffic at our Museum
  • staff are monitoring their personal health, and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell 
  • increased environmental cleaning and ventilation of public spaces and worksites 
  • we have made cleaning part of everyone’s daily duties 
  • enhanced cleaning of interactives, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces 
  • interactives have been removed if enhanced cleaning is not possible 
  • hand sanitizer dispensers or hand washing stations are available at entrances and in common areas 
  • social distancing - keep a distance of at least 2 metres/6 feet from others
  • we have installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions
  • timed entry tickets will make sure there is always adequate space to social distance

What you can do to keep us safe 

Before your visit please review the following guidelines to ensure you are protecting yourself and others: 

  • stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • wear a non-medical mask or face covering indoors and in situations where social distancing (2 metres) cannot be maintained.
  • make sure you are up to date on the latest public health guidelines on hygiene
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people - this means you should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your group.

What to expect on beach tours

  • We have made changes so that the tours can be enjoyed safely.
  • Beach tour capacity has been reduced to coincide with social gathering limits set by the Government of Nova Scotia (currently 10).
  • Beach tour bookings can be done completely online. On the day of the beach tour you do not have to enter the museum.
  • Visitors will gather near the flagpole between the museum and parking lot.
  • On the beach tour all visitors that are not in a group will need to remain 2m apart.
  • Dogs are allowed on the beach tour but must always be kept on a leash.

How your visit will be different

  • Please book in advance by clicking the "Book Now" button, or by phone at (902)254-3814.
  • Booking slots to view the museum gallery are available for 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm, 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • Appointments are not required to view the giftshop, however, visitor numbers will be limited.