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Fundy Geological Museum

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Address: 162 Spencers Island Rd, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-254-3814
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Cute place nice staff!

A great place to stop if your a dinosaur lover. Lots of interesting facts and trivia. Staff is very informed and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kursten K
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Halifax
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelled with two toddlers. It was a nice little museum, my 3 yr old loves dinosaurs so we went to visit. He loved the dinosaur outside and sweeping the sand for fossils. The museum is a little small but the kids enjoyed it.

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Thank romesHFX
Oakville, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We learned so much about the geography of the area and the importance of Parrsboro from a geological standpoint. Did you know that Parrsboro was once connected to Morroco? Exactly! Neither did we! This is a great spot for young children but even our 14-year old daughter enjoyed the museum.

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Thank debbierP5823IY
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your visit to Parrsboro and the Museum. Hope you can visit again sometime soon. If you are around again this September you might want to also take in on of the Museum's beach tours (see website). The Fall is a great time to visit Parrsboro. More 

Amherst, Canada
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small museum is amazing well done and offers information appropriate to all ages. Best of all, you can find information to help you understand the unique environment that makes Fundy and the Minas Basin so special. On the Parrsboro side the land is part of the Avalon Terrain which spent some of it life time close to Europe and... More 

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Thank Leslie C
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

It is wonderful that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. The local geology exposed along the shore of the Bay of Fundy provides so many riches, of fossils, minerals and inspiring tidal landscapes. Hope you can visit again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt that the content of the museum was more for children than adults, which I certainly appreciate. We found it interesting and fairly informative for geological beginners in this area.

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Thank Tom R
Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very little exhibits. Not what we expected .,very disapointed :( For the drive it was okay but, if going out of your way to see would not recommend.

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Thank firsttraveldreamer1
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Museum and your comments. The Museum continues to work to improve the exhibit gallery and has recently added new interactions with the Fossil Research Lab. Visitors can now talk directly with Museum staff working in the lab. We hope these and other improvements will make your next visit more rewarding. More 

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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to stop if your a dinosaur lover. Lots of interesting facts and trivia. Staff is very informed and helpful.

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Thank Kursten K
atlanta
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113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, ANY geological museum in such an ancient group of specimens as Atlantic Canada possesses is much better than NO geological museum! That being said, the floor space is about as limited as one would tolerate for a moderately costly little place. My overall feelings are that even with the little space, there is simply not enough synthesis of the... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here 12 years ago and marveled at the wonderful displays and how informative the museum was regarding the area's geology. What I found this time were animations you couldn't see because of poor lighting, audio you couldn't hear because of poor acoustics, and displays that were inoperable ( two columns of large minerals that were not labeled with... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. Your observations are very helpful - and we are aware of the lighting issues and gallery displays that you mentioned, and are taking steps to improve things. We hope you will find your next visit more rewarding. More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot of interesting information packed into a relatively small museum. The museum is very friendly to small children. Kids aged 8 - 12 should have a good time. My teenagers were ready to move on after a time. A visit probably will last an hour or less

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Thank JPick626
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's more geared towards children. The gift store was a write off. It was a quick stop for us. We spent less than an hour here before everyone had enough. The washrooms were clean.

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