Tidal Reveal: Dig for Canada’s Oldest Dinosaurs

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The Fundy Geological Museum, on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, is excited to be offering a one of a kind, exclusive experience for participants to join a real dinosaur dig. 

Dig for Jurassic fossils, including Canada’s oldest dinosaurs, alongside museum experts and paleontologists, seeing the latest discoveries revealed by the world’s highest tides. Then enjoy an outdoor lobster dinner back at the museum situated on the Parrsboro Harbour. The Fundy Geological Museum, on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, is excited to be offering a one-of-a-kind, exclusive experience for participants to join a real dinosaur dig.   

  • Join Museum paleontologists working on a real dinosaur dig. 
  • A special Bay of Fundy gourmet lobster dinner on the Parrsboro Harbour. 
  • Discover the fossils of Canada’s oldest dinosaurs! 

Dig and sieve real fossils with museum crew 

  • Spend 3 hours of the experience assisting Museum researchers an active dinosaur fossil research site. 
  • See the latest discoveries and help find new fossil specimens of dinosaurs, reptiles, and protomammals. 
  • Research sites change each year as new fossils are exposed by tidal erosion. 
  • Hike on the rocky shore. 
  • Museum researchers lead a two-kilometer beach walk in and out along the beautiful Bay of Fundy cliffs. 
  • Opportunity to search for gorgeous minerals and hear mythological stories about the Bay of Fundy. 

 

Catered dinner at the Museum 

  • A special “Bay of Fundy Lobster” dinner is provided.* 
  • Tour the museum exhibits and lab where your finds are taken for research. 
  • Outdoor dinner on the Parrsboro Harbour. 
  • End the experience with a campfire and smores! 

*Other options available due to preference and dietary restrictions.  

 

Available dates and time, 2020 

July 15 

July 30 

August 14 

August 28 

September 12 

September 26 

The experience runs from 1 pm-7:30 pm each date.   

Price: $688 + tax for a group of 1-4 people, $860 + tax for a group of 5-6 people. This experience is limited to 1 group per day.  

 

What People Are Saying:  

“Every aspect of the day was thoughtfully coordinated by the Fundy Geological Museum to ensure that we not only had a great time digging on the site, but that we had context for the unique setting we found ourselves in. A memory I will hold on to forever!” 

2017 Participant from Massachusetts 

 

Note: Cancellation Policy  

When weather results in your event being canceled, full registration fees will be returned. 10% of registration fee will not be returned if participants cancel less than 7 days in advance.  

 

Note: Age Restrictions 

Participants aged 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children age 9 and under will not be allowed on this excursion; please review other beach tours suitable for younger participants. 

 

Note: Difficult Terrain (Your party will move at half speed) 

The experience includes a 3km (1.7 mi) hike over uneven terrain with a steep elevation incline and decline. 

 

Safety and Covid-19 

The safety of visitors and staff is our highest priority during our beach tours. We have made changes so that the tours can be enjoyed safely. Beach tour capacity has been reduced to coincide with social gathering limits set by the Government of Nova Scotia. Beach tour bookings must be made in advance online by clicking the “Book Now” button, or by phone at (902) 254-3914. On the day of the beach tour you do not have to enter the museum. Visitors will gather near the flagpole between the museum and parking lot. On the beach tour all visitors that are not in a household bubble will need to remain 2m apart. Dogs are allowed on the beach tour but must always be kept on a leash. The safety of visitors and staff is our highest priority during our beach tours. We have made changes so that the tours can be enjoyed safely. Beach tour capacity has been reduced to coincide with social gathering limits set by the Government of Nova Scotia. Beach tour bookings must be made in advance online by clicking the “Book Now” button, or by phone at (902) 254-3914. On the day of the beach tour you do not have to enter the museum. Visitors will gather near the flagpole between the museum and parking lot. On the beach tour all visitors that are not in a household bubble will need to remain 2m apart. Dogs are allowed on the beach tour but must always be kept on a leash.