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Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

111B Gilmour St, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1N9, Canada
+1 204-822-3406
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Meet Bruce from the Guinness Book of World Records

Bruce is WOW! I’m so excited to be here at Morden Manitoba, Home of Canada’s Largest Marine Fossil... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
36930wendy
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Maple Creek, Canada
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Educational and Interesting

Well, I was not sure about how the teens would find this activity. We were all surprised by all... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Expedi-Ann
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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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  • Average11%
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111B Gilmour St, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1N9, Canada
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Bruce is WOW! I’m so excited to be here at Morden Manitoba, Home of Canada’s Largest Marine Fossil Museum! I’m ready to meet Bruce the Guinness Book recognized Largest (It should be noted that Bruce is indeed a) Tylosaurus Pembinensis, This museum is excellent it...More

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

:-) THANKS so much for this great review! Hope to see you again in the future - maybe on a fossil dig!

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Well, I was not sure about how the teens would find this activity. We were all surprised by all there was to see! A lot of interesting reading at the displays. We really enjoyed the visit.

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Glad you had fun... come for a dig in the summer!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

My 7 year old son LOVES dinosaurs and one of his favorites is the mosasaur so when I saw Bruce and Suzy on a Facebook ad, and then started planning our trip to Winnipeg, I knew this had to be a stop in our adventure....More

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

LOVE your review! Thanks! We're glad you had a great visit and look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This tiny museum in the basement of the local community center holds the distinction of having "Canada's largest collection of marine reptile fossils." It's a very specific distinction but they do have a great fossil collection. Being from the US, I found the displays more...More

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

THANKS for the review and for your visit! Cheers!

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to go here for awhile. Small Centre but the main room with the big boys is worth checking out!!

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks for your visit! Come back again soon.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here a few time. Cheap to go in and the kids love seeing all the different displays. Great for a hour or so of exploration. It's a must if you are visiting Morden.

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We took our family to the CFDC a few times. The staff are very knowledgeable and the centre is filled with fossils, models and educational material. Birthday parties are fun there and I've done a sleepover there. They have lots of space to accommodate large...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This attraction is a great place to see "Bruce". Bruce is a pleisosauras (i think) that is on display for all to see and as he hangs from the ceiling it is a replica of what he might have looked like back in the day....More

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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.

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

Wonderful! Thanks for your visit!

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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

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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.

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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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