10:00 am - 5:00 pm
on Weekdays &
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Doors close at 4:45pm.
we are closed on
We are open Louis Riel Day!
(Feb 15th!) from 1:00pm-5:00pm
Something for Valentine's Day!
Love is in the air! Come see Bruce and Suzy this Valentine's Day (Feb 14th)!
Just download, print, and colour this Valentine and bring it with you to the CFDC to receive one free Student admission!
A Quick Look Ahead
Welcome everyone, here's a quick list of things coming up this year!
– Winterfest! Feb 13th & 14th, 2016
– 45th Anniversary of the CFDC & our AGM (Annual General Meeting) April 30th, 2016
– Fossil Season Kick-off! May 30th – June 4th, 2016
– Shark Week! July 4th - 10th, 2016
– Corn & Apple Dig Days! August 26th - 28th, 2016
– Hallowe'ek October 24th - 31st, 2016
– Haunted Gallery! October 29th, 2016
– Santasaurus November 21st - December 9th, 2016
Stay updated, there are many more things yet to come!
Gift Shop Grand Re-Opening
That's right, thanks to the hard work of volunteers the Gift Shop at the CFDC has received an amazing expansion! Come check out the new layout!
Our official Grand Re-opening is Friday December 11, 2015, come check it out!
– Ribbon Cutting at noon!
– 10% off everything in the store! (on TOP of other deals!)
– For every adult admission, receive 1 student admission FREE!
– Enter a FREE DRAW for a Family 1/2 Day Fossil Dig Adventure Tour! Draw at 4:00pm
A New Way to Visit
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship and the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre have partnered to give new citizens a chance to visit the museum free of charge for up to a year.
The CFDC becomes the latest Canadian attraction (one of only 10 in Manitoba outside of the city of Winnipeg) to join the institute's Cultural Access Pass program which provides new citizens with up to a year of free access to facilities that showcase Canadian treasures from the date they become a Canadian citizen.
Swimming with Bruce
The Canadian landscape is host to a vast array of great fossils, from dinosaurs in the west to marine reptiles in the prairies.
This fossil museum in Morden, Manitoba offers a great presentation of prehistoric life in the Western Interior Seaway. Come to the museum and meet our T Rex of the Sea, "Bruce". At 43 feet in length, our Bruce is the world's largest Mosasaur on display. Our fossils are marine reptiles, but many think of them as the "underwater dinosaurs" of Manitoba.
We collect fossils from these ancient animals:
- Mosasaurs - Hainosaurus, Tylosaurus, Clidastes, Platecarpus, Plioplatecarpus
- Plesiosaurs - Elasmosaurids, Polycotylids
- Sharks - Sqaulicorex
- Fish - Xiphactinus, Pachyrhizodus, Ichthyodectes, Enchodus, Elopopsis, Cimolichthyes
- Turtles - Archelon, Protostega, Toxochelys
- Birds - Hesperornis, Ichthyomis, Baptornis, Parahesperornis
We hope that as you scan through these Web pages, your imagination will take you back 80 Million years - further than the mind can fully comprehend. What you will discover are skeletal drawings and artists renditions of large marine reptiles which existed in this area of Canada during the Cretaceous Period. Go ahead! Start your excursion! We hope it will arouse your curiosity sufficiently to bring you to our Museum to see the largest collection of Marine Reptile Fossils in Canada.