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Fundy Geological Museum

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Address: 162 Two Island Road, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-254-3814
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Travel back in time 200 million years to see Canada's oldest dinosaur...
Travel back in time 200 million years to see Canada's oldest dinosaur bones found on the shores of the Bay of Fundy and displayed at the museum. Learn about the world's highest tides, ancient animals and geological events from the Carboniferous through Jurassic periods. Gems, minerals, and fossils, there's something for everyone.
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Not just for kids

WE stopped at the museum because we wanted an overview of the area and an explanation for the large variety of rocks we'd seen on the local beaches. We were a bit worried the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is small as museums go, but had some interesting fossils. We were able to observe (up close) the curator working on a beast plate from an lizard like animal. Larry & Kelly, Georgetown, TX

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FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you had a good visit to the Museum. We are small, but we provide really meaningful experience for our visitors. The Fossil Research Lab is one of our highlight exhibits, and being able to see into the lab and talk to the museum technician is a very popular aspect of the museum. Thank you for your comments. More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

WE stopped at the museum because we wanted an overview of the area and an explanation for the large variety of rocks we'd seen on the local beaches. We were a bit worried the museum might be geared mainly toward kids, but that was not the case. While there were plenty of kid friendly and hands-on activities, there was plenty... More 

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FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and feedback. We are glad you appreciated the diversity of displays and activities that are at the Museum - for young and "young at heart". There are new fossil discoveries made every year - and new exhibits added on a regular basis. We hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

Port Williams, Canada
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Needs something a little more to keep my attention. Maybe a life size dinosaur that roars or moves. It just did not keep my attention.

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Armstrong Station, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

gold panning at prospector's camp. display of fossils and a great gift shop and staff that go the extra mile to be helpful.

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FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the staff and Museum Shop. We are glad you had a good visit. Hope to see you again next year, or sometime soon. There's always something new to see and do - at the Fundy Geological Museum. More 

Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This museum has a travel information counter at the front, and a pretty good gift shop and washrooms. The museum itself is quite short to go through, and seemed to be geared more towards 8 year olds than older and younger audiences, although there was a play area near the end of it, if you had younger kids. Nothing exciting... More 

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FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The Museum Shop and Visitor Information Centre have been updated recently, so we're glad you liked those changes. The Museum gallery is designed to be accessible to a young audience, as well as including exhibits for adults. Exhibits continue to be improved and developed on an ongoing basis, so your feedback is helpful. We have... More 

Norridgewock, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It was raining the day we wanted to visit the beaches of the Bay of Fundy, so we escaped to the museum. It is a lovely building with lots of space. We didn't learn anything new here, but we were already well-versed in the geology of the area. A great place to bring youngsters. It would be nice if they... More 

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FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. The Museum Shop has been undergone some improvements this year - so it's nice to hear you think it looks good. The staff at the Museum continue to receive positive comments. More 

Pickering, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You will find an amazing amount of fossils and rocks. A wonderful place to walk around to see the past.

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FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - we're glad you enjoyed the museum's displays. We continue to add new exhibits that feature fossils and minerals from the Bay of Fundy area. . In July, the Museum has just launched a new exhibit/program providing visitors an opportunity to pan for (real) gold in the Prospectors' Camp. More 

Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have come to Parrsboro to learn more about minerals and we could not but pass the Geology Museum in the town. The museum has a big building and easy to find. The problem is that exhibition is oriented more for very small children, so there are lots of toys and happy dinosaurs and all kind of staff as in... More 

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FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The Museum gallery has been designed to be accessible for young visitors and adults. During the early spring season (April-June) some aspects of the gallery are added to be of interest to school groups. During the summer there are a few gallery features that are added to be of interest to adults. Exhibits continue to... More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A great place for young kids. Would have liked to see a little more in depth descriptions for us adults but clean and we'll presented. The gift shop is good and nothing was over priced. The staff were also really helpful with directions and general knowledge of the area. I would recommend for young families. Thank you!

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FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. We continue to modify and add new exhibits. The gallery is very well designed for our youth visitors, but we are giving some attention to adding more exhibits that are of particular interest to our adult visitors. More 

Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is well worth a visit and gives you a real appreciation of the s geology of this area. there is a small cost to this but worth it.

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FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Museum and for providing your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the gallery and learned something about the geology of the area. This year we have launched a new program to allow visitors to pan for gold, in the outdoor Prospectors' Camp, which is proving to be very popular. Hope to see you again sometime. More 

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Additional Information about Fundy Geological Museum

Address: 162 Two Island Road, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-254-3814
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Parrsboro
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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