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Fundy Geological Museum

162 Two Island Road, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
902-254-3814
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Parrsboro
Type: Museums
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Mississauga
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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61 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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26 attraction reviews
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I did not find there was alot of stuff.....wished we had driven to Joggins BUT my kids age 3 and 5 have not stopped talking about it.....and that is all that matters :)

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

We are glad that your kids continued to talk about their museum experience. The Fundy Geological Museum renovated the exhibit gallery a couple of years ago, and design for young visitors was given considerable attention. We are also continuing to add new displays and exhibits. Just a week ago we reorganized the Fossil Research Lab, and it is now possible... More

Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Being a long-time fossil buff, the Fundy Geological Museum was one of the places that I had wanted to visit for a few years now. What a disappointment. Basically the museum is geared towards youngsters. While the museum has great specimens, they are pretty much displayed with no context and little information. The longish drive and pricy admission fee don't... More

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

Sorry to hear you found your visit disappointing. The Museum has updated the exhibit gallery two-years ago with new displays that increase accessibility of the content to a wide audience, including children and adults. I recently joined the Museum as the new Director/Curator. During the past couple of weeks we have reestablished the Fossil Research Lab, and visitors can now... More

Hamilton, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We came here after a visit to Joggins. The continued background on the geology and unearthed rocks of the area was very interesting. The kids activities went to waste as we didn't have any with us (the ones there looked like they were having a spendid time). I watched a fossil being 'finished'. The person noticed we were watching and... More

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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. The Fossil Research Lab has recently been reorganized and we are glad that you enjoyed watching the museum staff (Acadia student) expose the dinosaur bones and they were able to interact with you in the exhibit gallery. The Curatorial staff are studying the bones of Canada's oldest dinosaurs, 200... More

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