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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 #14 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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Vernon, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very kid oriented place. Animatronic t-rex , climbing wall, pan for rocks, etc. If you have kids 12 and under, a good place to visit

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Its got some neat sights, but we had a 2 day family pass for Royal Tyrrel for $42 (2 adults 3 kids), it was $24 for this place and we spent maybe 2 hours inside, definately did not want to shell out the extra $$ for the 'extras' (mineral panning, pathetic excuse of rock climbing &dino dig). The only up... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This isn't much of a museum and if you're an adult going in you will probably regret paying for entry. Two 5 year olds on the other hand had a great time! For $25 the kids get to rock climb with harnesses and a trained helper, mine for minerals and keep a bottles filled with them, dig in large indoor... More

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

Thank you for your response. We are an activity centre for kids, including fossil digging, mineral mining, wall climbing, a coloring area, ipads with dinosaur apps, play zone, and a dinosaur movie. We have an excellent fossil collection in our museum as well. Our trilobite collection is one of the best you will ever see. Many people appreciate the quality... More

Drayton Valley
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time I've brought my boys to fossil world. (Ages 3 & 5) Both times the staff has been excellent. They spend time trying to educate the kids. The gift shop has the best prices I've ever seen. The only down side is its pricy to do the activities. The kids had a blast and I will... More

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

Thank you for your review. We have a high level of returning customers like yourselves. We also have a high satisfaction rate with our customers. We work hard to provide customers with excellent staff and the very best prices in town in our gift and fossil store. We are often complimented on how good our prices are. Look forward to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Although my family enjoyed the activities and the life like animatronic dinosaur. The price you have to pay is rather high for what you get. The tyrell museum is not nearly as pricey and you can get way more bang for your buck.

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

Thank you for your review. Our prices and value are very reasonable. For $12 a child can do a fossil dig, where our instructor teaches them about the real fossils they find and they can take home a quality real fossil with an information card. We are a hands on activity centre and museum with three activities for kids, fossil... More

Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place is a complete rip off. You do not get what you pay for. $6.00 for each person admission for a "museum". Staff is not overly eager or enthusiastic which is disappointing for a place that relies on tourism. Our three and five year old did the fossil dig which we believed they would enjoy as they love digging... More

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

Thank your for writing a review. Even better we would have appreciated your saying something to us on site. Your experience is not typical and we disagree our centre is not worth a visit. In fact many customers state their kids have a better time here than at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Each has its place. Most customers have a... More

Cranbrook
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Although it was expensive for a family of 5 (still under $100 for hours of interactive fun and learning) we took advantage of the mineral mining, where the kids got to mine for minerals and fill a vile with minerals to take home. We also did the fossil dig where they got to use a brush a bucket and a... More

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

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. When you can take advantage of all the activities Fossil World is a real hit with the family. We like to say parents bring the kids in for the first visit and kids bring the parents back for subsequent visits. Our fossil and gift store is amazing, it is like a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Cannot fault this. We all loved it. (Ages 2 to 80) fossil dig, mineral search, climbing wall and a play section. Lots of information. A must see

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

Thank you for bringing the whole family and taking the time to write a review. Our goal is extraordinary family experience. When the kids are entertained, educated and have a blast the whole family has a great time. The fossils in our museum are there for the parents to enjoy while the kids play and learn through our creative play... More

Drumheller, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Had a great time, the T-Rex is a must see. Want to have it in my yard. Great for the kids to experience, they get to dig for fossil bones and mine for precious stones. Staff is very knowledgable. Love the T-Rex

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

Thank you for coming to Fossil World and taking the time to write a review. Our T.Rex has exceeptional attention to detail and is mechanically silent making it very realistic and impressive. We are glad you like it and our facility. Staff knowledge is important to creating a lasting and meaningful customer experince, we are glad you noticed this. More

Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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