Museum Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7 days a week!
*Some holidays
excluded*

Indoor Fossil Tour Program

This program was created in response to the need to develop a rain day alternative to our popular Fossil Dig Adventure Tour programs.

This program is available throughout the year and is available as a rain day option to our dig programs.

The Program

The program begins with a Guided V.I.P. Tour of the museum. The program also includes an introduction to fossil collecting techniques, identification and the significance of fossils.

Participants will spend the duration of the program with a museum guide participating in the activities that paleontologists do during the winter months (or rainy summer days).

This program is offered as a ½ Day or as a Full Day program.

Forms

When

  • Anytime, please book in advance.

Where

  • Meet at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, lower level of the Morden Community Centre.

Age

  • Minimum age of 10. Note: Working with fossils requires a degree of patience and care so parents may be expected to assist with younger participants.

Fees

  • ½ Day:
    • Child: $25.00
    • Adult: $30.00
    • Group of 7: $175.00
  • 1 Day:
    • Child: $45.00
    • Adult: $55.00
    • Group of 7: $315.00

Itinerary

½ DAY ITINERARY

9:00 am Meet at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC)
9:00 - 10:00 am Guided Museum Tour of the CFDC
10:00 - 10:30 am Part 1 of Replicate a fossil (casting)
10:30 - 11:00 am Guided Tour of the Collections Room and Fossil Laboratory
11:00 - 11:30 am Part 2 of Replicate a fossil (painting)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Fossil Identification Activity (examine the difference between fossils and bones)
12:00pm Depart from CFDC with replicated fossil

1 DAY ITINERARY

9:30 am Meet at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
9:30 - 10:30 am Guided Museum Tour of the CFDC
10:30 - 11:00 am Introduction to Collections Room and Fossil Laboratory
11:00 - 11:30 am Part 1 of Replicate a fossil (casting)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm LUNCH – offsite (provided)
12:30 - 1:30 pm Moulding
1:30 - 2:00 pm Part 2 of Replicate a fossil (painting)
2:00 - 3:30 pm Fossil Preparation

Note: Itinerary is subject to change by the CFDC staff or participants.

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