You can buy gifts from our shop for your loved ones. Our shop has a lot of variety of products from childrens to adults.
Our galleries provide a great interpretation of life in the Western Interior Seaway from the late Cretaceous period of earth’s prehistory. Our extensive collection of marine reptile fossils is the largest in Canada and is very well represented in our gallery space.
Guinness World Record Holder
In 1974 Bruce was discovered north of Thornhill within the Pembina Member of the Pierre Shale Formation. It took approximately two field seasons to excavate the skeleton. The skeleton was reasonably complete with 65-70% of the original bones. Bruce has also won a Guinness World Record!
We are temporarily closed due to Covid-19 restrictions
Open 7 Days A Week
Monday : 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday : 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday : 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday : 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday : 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday : Noon - 5 PM
Sunday : Noon - 5 PM
AdmissionAdults : $8.25
Students : $5.25 (5 – 17 y/o)
Family : $18.25 (2 adults, 3 children)
Preschoolers : FREE
HOLIDAY HOURS NOTE: The CFDC’s operating hours differ on holidays. Please refer to Hours & Admission for more information.
A small museum, but with excellent displays for one of its size. If in town, definitely worth a visit. Staff are excellent, had a discussion with one gentleman about some of the specific fossils and their back story. Wish I remembered his name, but he was awesome. Cool little gift shop as well; bought myself a very well-made trilobite replica for dirt cheap.
The place is nice, and has a couple or decent mosasaurus fossils. The only con is that it is a small museum. We walked it completely in 30 minutes. But the kids were happy with the exhibit.
Fantastic museum, smartly housed in a multi purpose building (arena, concession, visitor info, two museums etc). The dinosaur museum was excellent....displays well explained and constructed with care. Very informative! Fun areas for younger kids as well. I really enjoyed my visit!! Spent three hours.