On the north side of the Citadel, opposite the new high school, this modern, midsize museum offers a good introduction to the flora and fauna of Nova Scotia. Kids will enjoy visiting Gus, the resident tortoise, now a century old. Pop him a little lettuce or banana, his favorite foods. Otherwise exhibits tell about the birds, mammals, geology, and human history of Nova Scotia, including the life and culture of the first nations Mi’kmaq people. A highlight is the colony of honeybees that make a home in the museum, entering and exiting through a clear tube. Most kids (and parents) will enjoy an afternoon here.