Learn & Discover

Temporary Exhibits

Cultivate Your Inner Garden

May 4 - September 8, 2019

Presented by Les Hookeuses du Bor'de'lo

As part of the Congrès mondial acadien 2019 celebrations, “Cultivate Your Inner Garden” will showcase artistically hooked rugs by local collective, Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo. Each artist will create a series of three rugs, using new and recycled materials. Rug-hooking workshops, as well as chances to see the creators in action, will be offered throughout the display period.

Cultivate Your Inner Garden

Do you have a hooked mat at home that you are curious about? The New Brunswick Mat Registry is seeking to capture the stories and culture of the people who produced these mats that enhanced the comfort of the early homes of New Brunswick and to add fabric to our lives today!

If you would like to add an item to the database, you are invited to bring your mats to one of their Registry locations where volunteers will:

  • Interview the owner of the mat to learn more about the mat/article;
  • Examinie and document the mat/article and take digital pictures;
  • Attach a tag with a Registry Number to the item.


NB Mat Registry


September 21, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Presented by the Canadian Museum of History

Hockey in Canada: More than just a game! The sweat-soaked smell of the dressing room. The flick of the wrist-shot. The roar of the fans. For millions of Canadians, winter means hockey and hockey means everything.

Be there when the puck drops on Hockey. Trace the sport’s evolution through historic highlight reels, interactive components and one-of-a-kind artifacts. Explore the places where Canadians live and breathe hockey: from dressing room to press-box, rink to corporate boardroom, players’ bench to the backyard game. Find out why hockey holds pride of place in the hearts of Canadians.