We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fundy Geological Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 162 Spencers Island Rd, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-254-3814
Website
Today
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 116 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very cool place

Interesting snapshot of the geological area. Very well laid out. Great for kids. The staff were very helpful in letting us know about other things in town, particularly where to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Perry G
Add Photo Write a Review

116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 113: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting snapshot of the geological area. Very well laid out. Great for kids. The staff were very helpful in letting us know about other things in town, particularly where to go for rock hunting and to see the tides.

Helpful?
Thank Perry G
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. Thank you for your kind words about the staff. There is so many great spots for visitors to explore along the Parrsboro shore, and the staff at the Museum are glad to help give advice and information about the local geology and attractions. More 

Key Largo, Florida
Level Contributor
39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit here, especially our interaction with Reegan and Tim who work there. Reegan took the time to explain her current project as well as other fossils collected. We took the 2 hour guided tour with Tim and Reegan at Wasson Bluff. They easily explain what was going on and where their finds had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sabra P
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. The Parrsboro shore of the Bay of Fundy has so many great beaches and sites to explore. Hope you can visit again soon. More 

Lewiston, Maine
Level Contributor
119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wasn't a planned visit, but we were captivated. The lady who greeted us, gave us a map of the area and explained what we could expect to see. After Joggins, this was the icing on the cake. It was good for adults and children.

Helpful?
Thank Barbara O
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Parrsboro area and hope you can visit again soon. With each visit you will see and discover something new! More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
Level Contributor
134 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little museum contains some of the best specimens and prehistoric relics found in the area - comparable to some of the larger museums found elsewhere. Interactive displays and kiosks provide information about the area, history, and discoveries found in the cliffs and ground of the region. Great gift shop available too!

Helpful?
Thank n2n8ture
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the museum exhibits and interactive displays. There are always new fossil and mineral specimens being displayed in the gallery. We hope you can visit us again soon. It is wonderful that you enjoyed The Museum Shop; it is a great spot for picking up gifts related to the treasures from the Bay of Fundy. More 

Dartmouth, Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. The curator gave a great talk on the geological history of N.S.We'd really recommend a visit!

Helpful?
Thank MikeD055
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and the Parrsboro area. More 

Port Greville, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the history and the geology of the place very interesting. Friendly staff and reasonably priced items in the gift shop

Helpful?
Thank Elizabeth M
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. The Museum Shop does have some unique and well priced items. There is something for everyone. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating place to discover the geology of the area. Went on a great walk and talk to Wasson Bluff to see an actual dig.

Helpful?
Thank jayrayday
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. The Museum's field trips are very popular, and the fossil field work does add some extra excitement. Hope you can visit again sometime soon. More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum but has rich and very well presented material. We were fortunate enough to get a fascinating unscheduled presentation from the curator.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Museum and learning about Canada's oldest dinosaurs, found here on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum, and that you had a chance to take in the presentation from the Curator. The Fossil Lab Manager also gives frequent presentations and updates. More 

Holly Springs, North Carolina
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed touring the exhibits in this museum. But the best part was the beach tour where we went fossil hunting. It was great!

Helpful?
Thank Cathleen B
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum - and were able to take in one of the Museum's popular Beach Tours. The Bay of Fundy shore near Parrsboro is such a wonderful treasure, with stunning landscapes, minerals and important fossils. It sounds like you had a great experience. More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

What a cute and charming place! A small rock museum with an abundance of information and charm. When you look to your left as you walk up to the entrance a terrifyingly inaccurate dinosaur greets you in a rather confusing gesture. It becomes less confusing once you read a bit about the history and realize it has been there since... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kevin W
FundyGeo, Manager at Fundy Geological Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Museum and sharing your views. Your feedback is very important. It sounds like you were able to find some things of great interest. The Fossil Research Lab does have staff working in it, perhaps they were not working when you were visiting. We are also starting a volunteer program, so hopefully there will usually be... More 

Travelers who viewed Fundy Geological Museum also viewed

 

Been to Fundy Geological Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fundy Geological Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Nova Scotia, Canada
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Fundy Geological Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?