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Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

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Address: 111B Gilmour St, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1N9, Canada
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A Manitoba Star Attraction!The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre houses the...

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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A step back in time

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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Walhalla
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62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 review

Wonderful! Thanks for your visit! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in water at one point and how for million of years these creatures evolved and... More 

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this review

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. More 

Morden, Canada
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6 reviews
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 the digsite, but this really would make it difficult for visitors to find. The summer... More 

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! More 

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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 be nicer.

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this review

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

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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 very nice and go above and beyond. We were part of a group tour and... More 

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Peter C, General Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this review

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

Winnipeg, Canada
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 area it is a nice place to check out. the rec center has an indoor... More 

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Peter C, General Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this review

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

Winnipeg, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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), but the centre has done a fantastic job with the available space. Warning: Lots of... More 

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this review

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. More 

Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 my son is old enough. Even so, it was a great follow up museum to... More 

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Great review! Thanks for your visit! More 

Morden, Manitoba Canada
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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!

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Peter C, General Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this review

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

Winnipeg, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 tour, lots to read and see. A must see attraction if you're in Morden.

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Peter C, Manager at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time. Cheers! More 

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