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Fossil World Discovery Center Museum

1381 North Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0, Canada
(403) 823-6666‎
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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Drumheller
Type: Museums
Description: New interactive dinosaur museum in Drumheller. Had the best time at this Museum with the kids. It's a must do.....
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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you accept it for what it is, a children's museum, Fossil World is great fun for kids. When I read the earlier reviews of this museum, I regretted buying passes. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the other reviews were quite unfair. There are four main activity areas: a mineral pit which was very well stocked with minerals,... More

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DonChambers, Owner at Fossil World Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to respond in such a clear and direct manner. This is the typical response we get from families with children 3-12 years of age. The typical person writing on Trip Advisor however is the disgruntled person leaving readers with an inaccurate understanding of the excellence and family fun available at Fossil World. More

Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The staff here is very knowledgable and you will see items in the museum that you won't see anywhere else. However, this museum is probably best suited for those that really know what they are looking at, and that can appreciate how rare some of their items are. The attached gift shop is fabulous.

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DonChambers, Owner at Fossil World Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We get a lot of people who appreciate the quality in our store and in our museum fossils, however rarely does anyone take the time to write about this on Trip Advisor. It is true our museum fossils are unique and quite rare. A fast walk through will not wow... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

25 dollars for a family when it should have been free. The only reason I gave this three stars was because my 2 year old nephew was deathly afraid of the animatronic t-Rex. Most of the fossils were fake and for a grown up it was pretty boring. Just go to the museum and don't waste hour time here.

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DonChambers, Owner at Fossil World Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. This reviewer factual statement that "most of our fossils are fake" is not accurate. More than 90% of our museum fossils and displays are real. We have incurred a great expense to provide valuable and real fossils in our museum. Yes our animatronic T.Rex is exceptional, thank you for appreciating... More

Fanny Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It's a SHOP mostly there to sell stuff and to ride on the coat tails of the Tyrrell Museum. Taking children there (our two grandkids 6 & 7) is looking for trouble because they want to buy the overpriced junk and you have to say no, which seldom turns out well.

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DonChambers, Owner at Fossil World Discovery Center Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about Fossil World. Most people with kids 6 to 7 years of age have a great time at our facility and in our store. We work very hard to provide great products are very reasonable prices and we do not sell "junk". We understand that not everyone has the budget to take their kids to a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

More money than the Royal Tyrell Museum with much less to see. Most the fossils were made of plastic! Every little thing cost extra on top of the $25 for a family of 5 ages 6 and under. The play gym is better at a McDonalds!!! and cheaper. The robotic dinosaur was the only cool thing. Dont waste your good... More

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Calgary
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was our last stop in a long weekend trip to Drumheller, and when we pulled into the parking lot there was a family on their way out the door telling a staff member that she did not appreciate the way she was treated and was leaving, the manager proceeded to follow her out the door demeaning her and arguing... More

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Drumheller, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

If you are visiting Drumheller, you are probably here for the dinosaurs. And if you are here for the dinosaurs, you probably have kids. If you have kids, you know they need to keep busy. That is where Fossil World comes in. Although it doesn't have 1/10 of the fossils that the Tyrell Museum does, it has a climbing wall,... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Awesome Animated T Rex, friendly staff, activities great for kids- stop in and have a visit - Drumheller is an annual trip and we have visited every year since it opened!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

My kids are 11 and 8. They both really enjoyed everything about it. The guys on the climbing wall were really helpful and patient with the kids, even let them go a few extra times. The fossil dig was great with the kids getting to keep one at the end. A great value as they were each worth more in... More

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I'm sure there are a lot of people who go to fossil world as it looks really cool from the outside and its on the way to Tyrell Museum. I say save your money. The "Dig" is a huge sand pit where my 8 yrs old could see all the fossils before she even began. The Wall was okay but... More

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