Ta'n me'j Tel-keknuo'ltiek:
How Unique We Still Are

Ta'n me'j Tel-keknuo'ltiek: How Unique We Still Arereflects how Mi’kmaw people remain connected to the lands and waters of Mi’kma’ki. This exhibit offers a platform for Mi’kmaw people to express their continued experiences with an understanding of the lands and the waters of Mi’kma’ki. Mi’kmaw single-word concepts are represented through personal testimony and histories of individual Mi’kmaw people, featured objects, artifacts, images and symbolic artwork. These experiences and understandings are rooted in cultural expressions that connect past, present and future in this place. 

Read our Land Acknowledgement

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Oceans & You!

Save the Date: Friday, June 2, 10 am to 3 pm, Free admission

In support of the United Nations World Oceans Day, we are excited to welcome you with a day of interactive and dynamic educational activities! Ocean marine experts and community will be here to demonstrate how our climate and oceans are changing in a hands-on learning environment! #OceansandYou #WorldOceansDay

Image of the mma team.

2022 Award of Excellence in Museum Practices 

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is proud to receive the 2022 Award of Excellence in Museum Practices from the Association of Nova Scotia Museums. This award recognizes our “Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek – How Unique we Still Are” exhibit. Receiving the award are (L to R): Gerry Lunn (Curator of Exhibitions), Amber Laurie (Assistant Curator/Registrar), Salina Kemp (Guest Exhibit Curator), and Dr. Roger Marsters (Curator of Marine History).

Endangered North Atlantic right whale, Wolverine, ashore in Miscou, New Brunswick 07-06-2019 (c) Marine Animal Response Society

Whale CSI: Helping Whales Tell Their Tales

Tuesday, May 30, 6:30 pm         

Tonya Wimmer, Executive Director, Marine Animal Response Society (MARS). MARS responds to incidents involving marine animals which are found alive but in distress or dead on the shores or in the waters around the Maritime Provinces. Dealing with everything from small harbour porpoises to North Atlantic right whales and the largest animal on the planet – the blue whale - we will discuss how investigations of these incidents help drive conservation actions.


Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Holiday Hours


CSS Acadia at night.

Museum Events

Our Small Craft Gallery is a delightful space where you can enjoy many of our upcoming programs and events. Hope you can join us!

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