Blue Beach Fossil Museum

Blue Beach Fossil Museum, Hantsport: Hours, Address, Blue Beach Fossil Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Blue Beach Fossil Museum
4.5
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lexanne C
Coboconk, Canada61 contributions
First we visited the Museum and what a great collection it holds. Not being versed in fossils, our Palaeontology Host took the time to explain in ways that made it interesting for us. He's very very knowledgeable, published and affiliated with several universities and museums.
At our booked tour time, the 3 of us headed out onto Blue Beach to search for fossils in their natural environment. Taking the guided tour was well worth the money and time. It would just have been a rocky beach without his expertise and well trained eye.
Wear proper footwear and sunscreen.
Written June 25, 2022
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G W
Toronto, Canada551 contributions
WOW what a hidden gem! Chris the owner has spent a life exploring this amazing fossil find providing fossils from Rommers Gap a lost time. Chris spends lots of time explaining what you may find and what to look out for on the beach, It made a huge difference in understanding what to do. His passion for the site is infectious. Thank you for an amazing experience!!!
Written June 9, 2022
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lovethesunnl
St. John's, Canada225 contributions
Family
The kids in our group are quite interested in fossils but this museum was closed when we visited. The individual we spoke with did not advise if or when it would be re-opening.
Written July 21, 2021
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Rocco3815
Indianapolis, IN49 contributions
Its a little out of the way but if you have any interest in fossils, then this is a place you have to visit. The museum is small but packed with fossils. The owner seems like he's spent his life hunting for fossils at this particular place. He knows a lot and will explain all the various fossils at the counter and answer any questions you have. Blue beach itself is a short walk away. The beach is nothing but shale so the attraction is looking for fossils. As the owner told us, it is impossible to not find one. We saw a fossil of a tree trunk in a big rock. And you can take what you find. We weren't really prepared for the beach but still had a good time walking and looking. If you go, have sun screen and water ready.
Written August 19, 2019
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Brandi M
32 contributions
Family
We visited the museum with our daughter and another couple and their son. Both kids enjoyed the lesson we received in the museum and the “fossil hunting” on the beach. We found lots of track prints, teeth and other fossils when we went out with the museum’s curator. He was very knowledgeable and very patient with the kids.
Written August 6, 2019
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738marshallp
Dartmouth, Canada6 contributions
Couples
The fossil collection covers a time in Earth's past, Romer's Gap, from which very few fossils are found.
Written October 18, 2018
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Thank you Marshall P. We appreciate the review. Visit us anytime ... :) BBFM Management
Written October 19, 2018
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EnglishDave99
Halifax, Canada310 contributions
Friends
If you’re interested in fossils and like to listen to the owner tell you all about things happening 350 million years ago, then get in your car and visit. He is a wealth of info, loads of samples of fossils, just can’t imagine they are that old. Give him a donation, it’s worth it as he’s not allowed to charge. After go down to the beach, look at the different rocks, shale etc look for your own fossils there are many.
Written October 9, 2018
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ssnkr
Ottawa, Canada76 contributions
Can’t say much about this place except they clearly don’t keep a schedule. Their website shows they should open and they were not. We walked the beach on our own.
Written August 6, 2018
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Matthew W
Saint John, Canada83 contributions
Family
I'm a big fan of palaeontology, and I'm always interested in the smaller museums that collect, preserve, and showcase local fossils. I took my family to a really cool little museum that has a collection that blew my mind. They have bones of the oldest known four legged creatures to walk on land! These creatures were no T-Rexes, though! They were small, fish-like amphibians that walked around in the mud by the sea shore and lakes.

The truly impressive thing is that these little tetrapods are the so called missing links between fish and reptiles. The famous tiktaalik from the Canadian arctic is an amphibian-like fish, while the Blue Beach tetrapods are the next step in evolution, a true amphibian.

Blue Beach also features plant fossils, fish fossils, horseshoe crab fossils, and mollusc fossils.

After visiting the museum, take one of their guided tours of the beach and find fossils for yourself! Bring a picnic lunch! The beach is beautiful, even if fossils are not your thing!

I do hope that the government gets behind funding this little museum, as it has a real special story to tell. If you combine a visit here with a trip to Joggins Museum and the Fundy Museum in Parrsboro, you will get a great picture of the evolution of amphibians, then reptiles, and finally dinosaurs!
Written September 20, 2017
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MP0721
Bridgetown, Canada108 contributions
Family
We've visited twice this summer already! I recommend starting at the museum and looking around at the different fossils and examples they have on display. The museum is run by community members and they will explain the different types of fossils that can be found on the beach and what to look for. The only cost is a donation box which people can contribute to or if you book a tour of certain special sites. I think the tours have to be booked ahead of time. The beach is beautiful for just hanging out or if you want to find fossils there are a lot to be found and you will find some easily. Once you're done on the beach you can take your fossils back to the museum and they will tell you what you found.
Written August 3, 2017
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Blue Beach Fossil Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.