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Family Bonds & Belonging

March 9 - November 3

What is family, anyway? Can you pick your family or is it determined by biology? Is family the people you share holidays with? Or, is it more of a feeling? Family Bonds and Belonging honours and interprets the many ideas of family - those of biology, of choice, of association and of place. Through four themes - belonging, growth and change, gatherings and generations - the exhibition celebrates Canadian identity by exploring families and family history, linking past to present…


May 9 - June 30

Opening: Thursday May 9, 6pm On view: May 10- June 30, 2019 Artists from across Canada create unique works in silver to honour Canadian women in the arts. The exhibition Illuminations, features artwork by 15 of Canada’s most renowned metalsmiths. Three of these incredible works are made by Nova Scotia based jewellers/metalsmiths Kye-Yeon Son, Elizabeth Goluch, and Anne-Sophie Vallee.

Becoming Labrador: Film Screening

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Date: Thursday, June 20 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Location: Andrea & Charles Bronfman Theatre Language: Presented in English and Tagalog Cost: FREE As part of Filipino Heritage Month celebrations, all are invited to join us for the unveiling of the film Becoming Labrador at its world premiere screening at the Museum. A film by Rohan Fernando, Tamara Segura and Justin Simms, Becoming Labrador tells the story of a growing community Filipino workers who travelled halfway around the world…

Pier 21: The Musical

June 29 - July 8

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Monday, July 8 (no performance July 3) Time: June 29, 2:00 p.m., June 30 - July 8, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m Location: Andrea & Charles Bronfman Theatre Language: Presented in English Cost: Included with Museum Admission Connect with Canada’s immigration history in the very gateway that inspired the production Pier 21: The Musical. Refugees and immigrants flee Europe as war breaks out in 1939. After half a million soldiers depart from Pier 21 to…

Let’s Celebrate Canada Day Together!

July 1

Date: Monday, July 1 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Language: Presented in English and French Cost: FREE It’s an extra special Canada Day at the Museum as we celebrate our 20th anniversary! Come enjoy a fun filled day of live multicultural music and performances, family-friendly activities, crafts, delicious treats and so much more. Admission and activities are FREE all day. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., all are welcome to attend an official Citizenship Ceremony, presented in partnership with…

Canada Day Kitchen Party

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Canada Day at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market Live Entertainment – Amazing Food – Fun Family Activities – Local Gifts This year, the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is thrilled to have Joe Murphy and the Water Street Blues Band and Shrimp Daddy & the Sharpshooters providing outdoor entertainment on the big stage. Celebrations will be taking place inside and outside, rain or shine!

Andrew Frelick Band w/Chris Burrows

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us at Garrison Brewing Co. and enjoy some of Halifax's finest craft beer Thursday July 11th from 8pm-11pm. Andrew Frelick Music will perform with his band and entertain guests with a great night of country music favourites and originals from his 3 Nashville recorded EP's, as well as Frelick's newest radio single "Heads Up". Opening the show will be local favourite Chris Burrows to set the tone for what is going to be an AWESOME night of country music!…

13th Annual Halifax Seaport Cider & Beerfest

August 9 - August 10

With exhibitors from Belgium, England, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Holland, Italy, Iceland and of course right here at home, The Halifax Seaport Cider & Beerfest features the best and the brightest craft brewers in the business. This is your chance to sample award-winning and specialty beers and ciders that are otherwise unavailable and fall in love with something new.

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