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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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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Fun & Educational

A very nice museum, informative and fun. They do a lot of guided tours during the weekend of the Annual Rock & Mineral Show. Good prices for stones in the gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A very nice museum, informative and fun. They do a lot of guided tours during the weekend of the Annual Rock & Mineral Show. Good prices for stones in the gift shop.

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Conquerall Bank, Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We spent a few hours learning so much about the area. I love the miners camp. And, it was a great place for kids to explore.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Seafood chowder and local wine along with a great view and friendly waitstaff were a treat for us. Hope to go back one day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

An interesting place with many things to see. It is rather small but the admission price reflects that. The area around it is really nice too. Great to bring your children too.

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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 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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4 reviews
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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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15 reviews
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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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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

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