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Fundy Geological Museum

162 Two Island Road, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
+1 902-254-3814
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Parrsboro
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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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Winnsboro, Louisiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The staff were very friendly & helpful. We learned more about the tides and the area. Worth the stop.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The rocks rock. Carrie rocks. We enjoyed the museum and made some purchases. Upon making some purchases, we asked the gift shop if it was possible for them to ship our rocks. I noticed blueberries were native to the area and asked if they had blueberry syrup. I wanted a non-perishable native product to bring back home to the USA.... More

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Ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This museum is an easy to follow, step-by-step, informative museum. Not very big, but full of information about the geology, and history in and around Nova Scotia. Well done.

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Mississauga
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I really enjoyed this museum! It's creatively organized, has interactive exhibits, and children's activities I wanted to do too. We would have gone on a beach tour had we known in advance what the timing is. The gift shop is great!

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Dallas, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
62 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I'm married to a geologist and so this sort of thing is always on our list. We've seen many wonderful museums over the years and this one is very nice. It is small, but everything is hands on and the kids had a great time. We were arriving very shortly before closing time so they waved our fee. After viewing... More

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very child-friendly, but could do with more for adults, took about 45 mins to see. Great tour to Wasson's Bluff with two geology students the following day. Very friendly staff

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was disappointed in this place. I am interested in geology, so I was really excited to travel from Halifax... but the place was much smaller than I expected, and the exhibits are too few for the entrance fee they charge. I am sure they can do better to make more people come. It is a far place to visit,... More

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NH
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had been passing over rocks on the beach with small black marks and/or white dots. Come to find out they were fossils. Would have loved them for my classroom. Come here first instead of last on your Fundy Beach vacation.

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London, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This museum is quite small and not worth the $17 spent for the three of us to get in. A few neat exhibits but not much hands-on and overall it was disappointing.

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

The Museum offers opportunities for visitors to explore the gallery, and offers tours of the exhibits by students during the summer months. There are also guided walks that the museum offers to provide experiences that expand the exhibits to rocks seen outside along the shores of the Bay of Fundy. There are plans to develop more exhibits that involve interactive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Today we spent the day in Parrsboro, our primary destination being the Fundy Geological Museum, since my 7 year old is a huge dinosaur guy. As soon as we walked in, he was greeted by a "real life" Palaeontologist, who proceeded to give him a personalized tour. I don't know that he realizes the impact this made on my boy,... More

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