10:00 am - 5:00 pm
on Weekdays &
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
we are closed on
We are commencing our Fall hours!
Please feel free to drop in any day, SEVEN days a week! Monday to Friday, we are open from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday/Sunday we are open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm!
REMINDER: We will be closed, this Monday, OCTOBER 12th for THANKSGIVING DAY. Thank you!
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.