Pickle Planet’s Guide to the Albert County Museum’s Children’s Festival

This post is part of a sponsored partnership between the Albert County Museum and Pickle Planet.

We couldn’t be more excited to share details of the Living by the Sea Children’s Festival at the Albert County Museum! This two-day event has been planned with families and kids in mind and we know it’s going to be an incredible experience for everyone who attends!

The 2023 event takes place Friday, August 11 & Saturday, August 12 at the Museum in Hopewell Cape. Both Friday & Saturday will follow a similar schedule, with different guests each day.

SCHEDULE (based on 2022; watch for 2023 updates soon!)

  • Grounds open at 10am.
  • The Sea Captain arrives at 10am to welcome guests, followed by some organized games and activities.
  • At 11:15am, enjoy storytime with local authors.
  • You can bring your own lunch and picnic on the grounds, or purchase items (hot dogs, sub sandwiches, cupcakes, fruit cups & drinks) on site for the festival.
  • At 12:45pm, it’s a musical interlude, followed by a science activity at 1:30pm.
  • The Sea Captain has a presentation at 2:15 & the fun wraps with a sing along at 3pm.
  • Your admission includes exploring the museum until it closes for the day at 5:30pm.


The Children’s Festival is included with a regular admission to the museum grounds, giving you access to everything the museum has to offer. The pass is also good for BOTH days of the Festival, so you can enjoy everything that’s planned!

  • $25 for a family
  • $10/adult
  • $8/student or senior
  • Children 5 and under are free
  • Group rates available – and day care group welcome!

Tickets will be available on site; advance options available online, too.

The Museum itself is always worth the trip; we’re particular fans of the Reid Brothers’ designed Court House and the County Jail, most famous for housing murder suspect Tom Collins, but there are also fantastic displays featuring the seafaring history of the area, its military contributions to Canada, and so much more. The site is made up of eight historical buildings on six acres; there are more than 8,000 artifacts in 23 themed exhibits, not to mention guns captured from German forces at Vimy Ridge during WWI. (Check the end of the post for links to some podcast episodes recorded on site!)

The Albert County Museum is open daily, May Long Weekend to the end of September, 10am to 5:30pm in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick.

The Museum is also just two minutes from Hopewell Rocks, so you can plan a full day of exploration. It looks like Friday & Saturday’s low tide times will be perfect for exploring the ocean floor after in the afternoon! Remember: Hopewell Rocks admissions are valid for two consecutive days, to ensure the chance to see both high and low tide.


We hope everyone gets out to support this wonderful kids’ festival in our region!! Be sure to let us know if you do; drop a note in the comments or tag us on your social posts!

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