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“revealing life in the "coal age"”
These magnificently exposed layers of rock reveal the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” when lush forests covered Joggins and much of the world's tropics, 300 million years ago.The swamp forests produced massive quantities of organic matter that, over millions of years, created the coal deposits for which this period of history is named.Embedded in 15 kilometres of accessible coastal cliffs, rare fossils reveal details of life in the “Coal Age”. The classic coastal section at Joggins, Nova Scotia, is of outstanding universal value. It contains an unrivalled fossil record preserved in its environmental context, which represents the finest example in the world of the terrestrial tropical environment and ecosystems of the Pennsylvanian 'Coal Age' of the Earth's history.
The museum has good explanation of different types of fossils and different geological eras. I recommend visiting the museum before you head to the beach, that way you know what you are looking... Read more
Wow! What a cool place. The building above the beach had some interesting exhibits but the best part was the beach tour. The tour leader gave us some very interesting facts about the fossils and... Read more
The museum was very small and helpfully offered background and sample fossil obtained from the fossil cliffs. The staff hurried us down the cliffs right away because the tide was coming in and if... Read more
Joggins Fossil Centre
- Sun - Sat: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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