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Blue Beach Fossil Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Hantsport
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank MP0721
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Reviewed October 14, 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 really enjoyed our visit anyway. Then we went to the nearby beach to look for fossils. And we did find one that was worthy to take home. If you are super interested in fossils, it might be worth it for you to take a 1 hour tour on the beach ($30). Otherwise, donations are appreciated.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank TNKaz
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