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“Check the tide table, or not!”

Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Joggins
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Check the tide table, or not!”
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 developed, with materials that will appeal to all ages. My kids have especially loved the cave-like feature that depicts a Carboniferous era forest. The exhibits are wheelchair friendly, but be prepared for many, many steep stairs down to the beach. Pack a warm jacket even if the weather is hot elsewhere. The winds can be wild.

Visited June 2016
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Seattle
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“Fossils, Fossils, Fossils”
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. We saw the fossil tracks of a 6-foot-long invertebrate as well as the fossil of a 30-foot tall horsetail plant! Dress for the weather if you go on a tour. There can be fierce winds,

Visited September 2016
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“Excellent Stop”
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 a couple of times and the tour has shown different finds with each visit. Overall a great spot to visit to learn more about the geological history of the Bay of Fundy.

Visited June 2016
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Paris, France
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“Helpful knowledgeable staff make the visit just right. ”
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.

Visited October 2016
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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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“Underwhelming”
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 as The Bay of Fundy itself. Mind the flow, as during the high tide, parts of the cliffs might be inaccessible.

Visited May 2016
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