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Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

111B Gilmour St, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1N9, Canada
+1 204-822-3406
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A step back in time

we enjoyed the ancient fossils and descriptive kiosks throughout the museum. a very good place to... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
71dianay
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Walhalla
Very interesting and educational!

We took our 2 grandsons aged 7 & 11 to check out the fossils on the 1st day of spring break. It is... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
WeRCdn
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Winnipeg, Canada
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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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“small museum” (3 reviews)
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111B Gilmour St, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1N9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

we enjoyed the ancient fossils and descriptive kiosks throughout the museum. a very good place to take curious youngsters. Young and old alike would enjoy this museum.

Thank 71dianay
Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Wonderful! Thanks for your visit!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We took our 2 grandsons aged 7 & 11 to check out the fossils on the 1st day of spring break. It is a small museum but full of displays and information about prehistoric dinosaurs and fossils. We learned about how the world was covered...More

Thank WeRCdn
Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

We're glad you came for a visit. When both of your grandsons are over 10 bring them for a fossil dig in the summer.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is an amazing display of pleisosaurs and mosasours and related fossils. The city of Morden is small but the experience is huge. It would be better if the museum/discovery centre was in a larger venue. There has been talk of having the museum at...More

Thank slaraineh
Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thanks for the awesome review!

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I love the interaction the staff have with children. Great information. Great school trip. My only complaint is location. the Museum is in a basement and it feels like your in an old basement. If they had the exhibit upstairs with more lighting it would...More

Thank Nmur
Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

We really appreciate your feedback and agree - we are working hard to one day leave the basement and be in our own facility!

Reviewed 3 December 2016

A great place for anyone to visit who has any interest in dinosaurs or fossils. We took a guided tour and we learned a lot of interesting things. We also made a replica of Bruce's tooth which was a really fun experience. The employees are...More

Thank Paige T
Peter C, General Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

Thanks for the awesome review! We're glad you had a great visit and we're looking forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is kind of an interesting museum. it is in the basement of the recreation center in morden. the staff is friendly and the museum is cute... small but features some great fossil displays. although it is not very big, if you are in the...More

Thank Parents_of_3Boyz
Peter C, General Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thanks for the review and we're glad you were able to come visit!

Reviewed 21 September 2016

Who would have thought land-locked Manitoba would be the home to so many marine reptile fossils? A must see for anyone interested in fossils, palaeontology or the thrill of discovery. Excellent displays, very pleasant staff. Present site is probably too small (as others have mentioned),...More

Thank louguay67
Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thanks for the great review! We appreciate the comments and want you to know we are continuing to develop new, interactive features to the museum - stay tuned! Cheers.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This great museum has so much potential if they had more funding. At present it is small, but with great displays. We learned lots of new stuff and plan to go back for one of the day tours (back rooms and dig sites!) ... Once...More

Thank BigBernerMom
Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Great review! Thanks for your visit!

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not really into Dinosaur stuff, but it was amazing and interesting what this place has. Kids especially would love it!

Thank Bwooley
Peter C, General Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Glad you were able to be here - see you next time!

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Our family - 2 adults and 1 child (6), on a raining day went to the discovery centre. It was our first time visiting the centre. Lots to learn about MANITOBA during the dinosaur age. Definitely educational for all ages. We did a self guided...More

Thank Danostar
Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Glad you had a great time. Cheers!

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Jay M
5 April 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
1 June 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
23 May 2015|
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Response from Peter C | Property representative |
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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