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Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre

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Address: 100 Main Street | Joggins, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0, Canada
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+1 902-251-2727
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Great interpretive centre here, and of course the fossil cliffs and beaches are great to wander, looking for fossils (and coal!). The interpretive centre was very well done with a... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Keith C
Arviat, Canada
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Arviat, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great interpretive centre here, and of course the fossil cliffs and beaches are great to wander, looking for fossils (and coal!). The interpretive centre was very well done with a lot of great information about the site. Check the tide times to find out how much beach access you will have!

Thank Keith C
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

History comes to life at Joggins! If we had simply walked the area ourselves, it would have been interesting. Taking the tour, especially with Dana, however, gave excellent perspective, excellent history and great appreciation for what we were looking at. Dana was informative, personable and was very interested in making sure we saw and understood all that was available on... More 

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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Excellent museum of fossil evidence from the local area. Spend time in the museum and then walk the shores where you can see and find many more fossils. Wear sturdy shoes. Walk is along rocky and pebbly coast. Guided tours available. The coal mining history of the area is very interesting. Well worth the visit. Staff friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Although people always say to check the tide table and don't go at high tide, we never do and always have a fun time. If the tide is in, you can look out off the stairs and enjoy the waves, then go back and look at the exhibit for an hour and you'll be fine. The exhibit is very well... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The perfection of the interpretive center at this relatively new UNESCO site is how it blends geology, ecology and biology with intellectual discourse surrounding evolution in the 1800s. This is the site Darwin and others used to prove that fish crawled up onto the land. Beautiful GREEN building; the latest in interpretive display techniques. One-hour and half-day tours are available.... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing site with engaging and friendly staff. Very affordable entry fee that grants you access to the museum and the cliffs themselves (with a guided tour to boot). The museum is small, but boasts a great collection, and the guided tour is strongly recommended to get an idea of how the fossils appear within the cliffs themselves. I've been here... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Helpful and knowledgeable staff make the visit just right. Displays visit is 5$ without tour, which could be free only to encourage those less interested in a couple or group. Tours for 30 minutes and 2 hours are excellent and informative for the locality.

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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

You have to have a lot of imagination to picture the ancient lifeforms based on traces found here. I love to read about ancient creatures but I've realized the real paleontologist job is so much complicated because the remnants are really scarce and the interpretation almost seems as magic trick. Nevertheless, the geological layers coming atop are impressive, as well... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Take a walk back in time and be amazed at the history of the Earth, right before your eyes! Spectacular views, friendly guides and learn about what the Earth was like over the past 350 million years!!

Thank ActionAdventure1
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

A UNESCO site. All you need to know, not just about the Fundy tides in passing, but about initial famous discoveries in the late 1800s by early Canadian geologiists and others from around the world. It represents a variety of plant and tree material which has become fossilised over millennia and found in the ancient coal seams and in other... More 

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