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Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

111B Gilmour St, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1N9, Canada
+1 204-822-3406
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Worth the detour!

We took a little detour from Winnipeg on our way home to visit the museum, and it was a great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
vanessa L
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Great little dinosaur museum

We were initially surprised that the museum was in the basement of the community centre and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
50Col
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A Manitoba Star Attraction!The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre houses the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada. If you like dinosaurs or sea monsters you will love "Bruce" our 43 ft (13 mtr) Mosasaur, the fiercest of all the marine reptiles. He's bigger than a T Rex and just as scary. It's because of him that the Cretaceous seas were considered the most dangerous of all time. In 2014 the Guinness Book of World Records officially recognized Bruce as the largest Mosasaur on display ANYWHERE! Join our staff on the beautiful Manitoba Escarpment in their search for Bruce's mother. All you have to do is register for one of our Fossil Dig Programs to begin your own outdoor fossil finding adventure.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
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“on display” (5 reviews)
“small museum” (4 reviews)
“great place” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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111B Gilmour St, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1N9, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a little detour from Winnipeg on our way home to visit the museum, and it was a great decision! I absolutely loved it, especially the fossil digging app. There is free wifi, so if you download the app you can scan the pictures...More

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are super glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for detouring and hope to see you on a fossil dig sometime.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were initially surprised that the museum was in the basement of the community centre and the baseball hall of fame was more prominent upstairs ... it felt like the most important exhibit should have pride of place in the Centre.However, once we saw all...More

Thank 50Col
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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your visit and we agree - we are actively planning for a new facility.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Bruce is WOW! I’m so excited to be here at Morden Manitoba, Home of Canada’s Largest Marine Fossil Museum! I’m ready to meet Bruce the Guinness Book recognized Largest (It should be noted that Bruce is indeed a) Tylosaurus Pembinensis, This museum is excellent it...More

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

:-) THANKS so much for this great review! Hope to see you again in the future - maybe on a fossil dig!

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Well, I was not sure about how the teens would find this activity. We were all surprised by all there was to see! A lot of interesting reading at the displays. We really enjoyed the visit.

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Glad you had fun... come for a dig in the summer!

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

My 7 year old son LOVES dinosaurs and one of his favorites is the mosasaur so when I saw Bruce and Suzy on a Facebook ad, and then started planning our trip to Winnipeg, I knew this had to be a stop in our adventure....More

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

LOVE your review! Thanks! We're glad you had a great visit and look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This tiny museum in the basement of the local community center holds the distinction of having "Canada's largest collection of marine reptile fossils." It's a very specific distinction but they do have a great fossil collection. Being from the US, I found the displays more...More

Thank Nate C
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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

THANKS for the review and for your visit! Cheers!

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to go here for awhile. Small Centre but the main room with the big boys is worth checking out!!

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thanks for your visit! Come back again soon.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Visited here a few time. Cheap to go in and the kids love seeing all the different displays. Great for a hour or so of exploration. It's a must if you are visiting Morden.

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We took our family to the CFDC a few times. The staff are very knowledgeable and the centre is filled with fossils, models and educational material. Birthday parties are fun there and I've done a sleepover there. They have lots of space to accommodate large...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

This attraction is a great place to see "Bruce". Bruce is a pleisosauras (i think) that is on display for all to see and as he hangs from the ceiling it is a replica of what he might have looked like back in the day....More

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Jay M
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Peter C | Property representative |
A 1/2 dig tour allow you to participate with our palaeontologist and field technicians in an actual dig at one of our 32 identified dig sites. There is a greater than 90 percent chance of actually discovering a fossil and... More
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Terriann W
May 31, 2015|
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Response from Peter C | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Starting in June weekend hours are 10 am to 5 pm. The CFDC has the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada and showcases the largest mosasaur on display in the world - Bruce, a... More
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Norine W
May 22, 2015|
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Hello! Admission tot he museum is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-17, free for children under 5. A 1/2 day fossil dig tour is $65 for an adult and $55 for children 10 and up with adult supervision.
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