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Address: 127 Blue Beach Rd, Hantsport, Nova Scotia B0P 1P0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-790-9541
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Talk with a Fossil Expert

We really enjoyed the great information provided by one of the owners of the museum. He was so very knowledgeable and gave us many tips concerning fossil hunting on the beach... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
TNKaz
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Kingston, TN
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Kingston, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We really enjoyed the great information provided by one of the owners of the museum. He was so very knowledgeable and gave us many tips concerning fossil hunting on the beach. The cases where fossils are stored in the museum (actually more like a large garage) are hard to see into as the lighting is not so good. But we... More 

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Thank TNKaz
North of Guelph, Ontario
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great beach. Nice easy walk along the shore. Saw loons, cliffs and lots of fossils amongst the rocks. Super great morning.

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Thank happy1976
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Chris is friendly and incredibly knowledgable fellow. The museum is rammed full of wonderful fossils, with great interpretation. An inspiring place to visit as a child. Be sure to have a proper poke on the beach for tetrapod footprint fossils, and worm castings. Let your inner palaeontologist out!

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Thank Paul M
London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Not the place we expected but was still interesting . My grandson would of liked this place of fossils and bones. The owner was great very knowledgeable. Great place for kids to learn

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Thank jhendrikadewater
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I was in Halifax on business for a few weeks and decided to get my son who is a dinosaur and fossil lover some souvenirs. I found the Blue Beach Fossil Museam through trip advisor and had a great day. The man who runs the museams is very friendly and knowledgeable and is more than happy to educate you on... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

It is a little difficult to find the correct turn off for the museum etc. I stopped at the municipal office and they gave me directions. Sonja is a good host, and Chris is very knowledgeable. They prepare you for the tour with a presentation in the museum followed by a walk down to the beach. The beach is covered... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We enjoyed our own personal information session from the very passionate and knowledgeable host of the museum. A visit to the museum prior to going to the beach was ideal. He explained what to look for and made it very interesting for my son. My son enjoyed finding fossils throughout the rest of our vacation. This is a rustic style... More 

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Thank Jwr846
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

My wife and I were on a whirlwind tour of Nova Scotia and as a mineral and fossil lover, I had to go to Blue Beach. Unfortunately; the trip out there was much longer than expected, but we got to the parking area at 5:00 pm, at perect low tide and although the museum had just closed, we easily found... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

If you want to visit a place that's not constantly combed over for fossils, blue beach is your spot, tons of fossils...if you know what your looking for of course. make sure you take note of the tides!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

The museum keeper happily guided us along a personal tour of the museum, like a class in paleontology. Then, after we had a great time hunting for fossils down at the beach, he helped identify and explain some of our finds: jumbled tracks of burrowing crustaceans, fish scales, seafloor ripples, even a few tetrapod tracks. Highly recommended for those interested... More 

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