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Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre

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Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre

366 Reviews
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Nicholas C wrote a review Sep. 2020
Nova Scotia, Canada34 contributions12 helpful votes
This UNESCO world site and museum is highly informative and well worth a visit. Although one can learn much from time spent in the museum the real benefit comes from having a guided tour of the cliffs themselves which can only be accomplished at low tide.So it is advisable to call in advance to find out times of the tides and tours. If visiting this region of Nova Scotia it would be foolish not to pay a visit to this world class attraction.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Yabut wrote a review Feb. 2020
Ontario9 contributions6 helpful votes
It's fun to go looking for fossils but it's even more fun when guided by someone who knows what you are looking at and can point out things like the fossil of a giant centipede .
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Date of experience: July 2019
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JenniferandAlan wrote a review Feb. 2020
Easton, Pennsylvania364 contributions83 helpful votes
We arrived early for the last tour of the day so we spent a lot of time in the center and learned so much. The site has the most complete fossil record of the Coal Age. A swamp forest covered this area and over time made coal. The visitor center is on the site of a coal mine and took on the name. There is a theater and exhibits and displays of the geological history, scientific discoveries such as the tetrapods and the ancestor of all dinosaurs, and coal mining in the area. At low tide the Bay of Fundy exposes the fossil cliffs and 300 million year old history. We took the Wanderers tour which is about 45 minutes and good for all ages. We saw fossilized plants and tree trunks embedded in the cliffs. Every day exposes something new. What an experience. Tips: wear good shoes as you'll be climbing stairs and walking on the uneven coastline. Also plan your trip for low tide so you can get out on the coast to see the cliff. There is also a gift shop and a cafe. Something for everyone.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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BilllC wrote a review Nov. 2019
Hamilton, Canada4 contributions
Went for the first time since the museum was built. It was off season but the centre was open for a special event. Definitely worth a tour when it reopens.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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hollieg547 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Nova Scotia, Canada25 contributions75 helpful votes
We spent a couple hours here searching the beach for fossils and found several. The centre itself was a little boring for the kids so next time we will skip the centre and just go straight down to the beach.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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