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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Travel back in time 200 million years to see Canada's oldest dinosaur bones...

Travel back in time 200 million years to see Canada's oldest dinosaur bones found on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. 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.

Peer into the Fossil Research Lab and talk to the Museum Staff about the latest fossil or mineral discoveries. Beach Tours offered throughout the summer and fall, consult the website for details.

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A nice stop along the way.

We made a day trip to Five Islands and decided to make a stop into the Fundy Geological museum along the way. It was a perfect stop to let the kids explore, stretch their legs and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Robynstravel
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a day trip to Five Islands and decided to make a stop into the Fundy Geological museum along the way. It was a perfect stop to let the kids explore, stretch their legs and they also had a chance to paint a ceramic dinosaur. The museum itself is quite small. But for us, it was a perfect little... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. The access at Blue Sac Road can be challenging, but the public beach at Partridge Island is a very popular spot and parking is available at the Ottawa House. There are other great beach sites worth visiting. Stop into the Museum to learn more. More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well done museum for rock and fossil enthusiasts with hands on activities for kids. So interesting to see specimens millions of years old, and learn how they are formed.

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

Glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. We continue to add new fossil and mineral displays and hope you can visit again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but mighty Dinosaur museum. Displays are hands on and informative. Took in panning for gold. $5 will let you paint a dinosaur or learn to identify local gems and minerals. Very family and children friendly. Great for school trips. CAA and AAA discounts. Well worth the money. Give yourself a good hour. See the dinosaur fossil founded by the... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. You can also look into the Fossil Research Lab and speak to Museum staff that are cleaning and studying Jurassic fossils collected from the shores of the Bay of Fundy. There is something for everyone. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this on our way around the Bay of Fundy. It was about 7 or 8 dollars to get in for an adult.. It took us about 10 mins to walk around the very small museum. It was kind of interesting, but not for $7 and not if you go out of your way to go. There is not... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback, and sorry you didn't have as good a visit as we would like. There are several new programs starting at the Museum for the summer. Gold panning demonstrations and guided gallery tours are beginning during the next week. The Fossil Lab Manger is also very popular among our visitors, able to show visitors the... More 

Brewer, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love visiting and look forward to the Eldon George full exhibit, which is being built now. This will be a wonderful addition.

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

The Eldon George, Parrsboro Rock Shop Project, is very important to the Museum. We are glad you agree, and that you enjoyed your recent visit. More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the exhibits and thought this was a great way to understand this unique geological area. We also enjoyed watching the videos with the "experts."

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

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. We hope to have some more videos added to the exhibit in the future. It's good to hear that you enjoyed them. More 

Parrsboro, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The upgrade has created a wonderful experience, informative displays with an active lab to see how the dinosaurs are extracted from matrix.

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

We are glad you like the new fossil displays. There will also be some other new exhibits added in June, and visitors will be able to ask the Lab Manager and Volunteers questions while they work on the fossils. More 

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Wonderful museum right beside the waters of the Bay of Fundy. Activities for the kids all summer and beautiful displays inside. The fossils on display and dinosaur bones that have been found locally are amazing. If you are travelling in Nova Scotia you can't miss this. When you are done looking around, you can drive 5 mins down the road... More 

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

Thank you - we are glad you enjoyed your visit. The Museum has recently updated a few exhibit, so there's something new to see this year! Also good to remember that fossils are protected in Nova Scotia, and you need a Research Permit to collect anything significant. If you find something, we encourage you to take a photo and send... More 

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have visited this Museum many times and have always found something new and wonderful here. When I go with children , we focus on the amazing creatures from our prehistoric past. The museum presents many interesting field trips during the summer, where you can go with a geologist to see the earth's history in the ancient rocks along the... More 

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

We are glad you enjoy the Museum. This year we have many new activities that will be of interest. A NEW "First Beach Tour" will provide visitors with an informative and engaging introduction to a local beach and visit one of the best spots to witness the high and low tide. Hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

Wayne, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Knowledgeable director and interesting displays. There are hands on activities for children to enjoy.

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