Know before you go

We are happy to welcome you back to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic for the 2021 season.

Safety first 

  • please stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell.
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people - this means you should stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your group.
  • masks are mandatory for staff and visitors at all NSM sites in indoor, and some outdoor public spaces. Children under the age of 2 are exempt, as well as children under the age of 4 when their caregiver can’t get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are also exempt.
  • we are pleased to welcome visitors in groups of no more than 10 individuals.

 

What we are doing to keep you safe 

The following practices have been put in place to protect you and our staff: 

  • staff are monitoring their personal health, and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell 
  • increased environmental cleaning and ventilation of public spaces and worksites 
  • we have made cleaning part of everyone’s daily duties 
  • increased sanitization/cleaning of museum spaces 
  • enhanced cleaning of interactives, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces 
  • interactives have been removed if enhanced cleaning is not possible 
  • hand sanitizer dispensers or hand washing stations are available at entrances and in common areas 
  • social distancing - keep a distance of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from others  
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions.
  • staff are wearing face coverings
  • markers have been placed on site to assist in maintaining social distancing (2 metres/6 feet)
  • separate entrances have been set up for the Museum, gift shop and restaurant
  • washrooms are limited to one person or one family group at a time
  • our elevator is limited to one person or one family group at a time
  • maximum 5 people in the Gift Shop at one time
  • maximum 5 people at Museum Admissions at one time

  

What you can do to keep us safe 

Before your visit please review the following guidelines to ensure you are protecting yourself and others: 

  • staff are monitoring their personal health, and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell
  • increased environmental cleaning and ventilation of public spaces and worksites
  • we have made cleaning part of everyone’s daily duties
  • increased sanitization/cleaning of museum spaces
  • enhanced cleaning of interactives, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces
  • interactives have been removed if enhanced cleaning is not possible
  • hand sanitizer dispensers or hand washing stations are available at entrances and in common areas
  • social distancing - keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions.
  • Our parking lot will be taking debit or credit payment to lessen cash & equipment handling for you
  • Payments will be by debit and credit
  • Vessels outdoor decks open to public with masking and social distancing. Lower decks will remain closed to the public
  • Our programming has changed and some of the activities that you usually love, such as the touch tank will not be in place out of consideration for your safety