Nova Scotias Rich Geological Past Beckons 250000th Visitor

first_imgThe Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., is only days away from its next significant discovery — the 250,000th visitor to see first-hand some of the oldest dinosaur bones in the world. Almost one-quarter million people have discovered Nova Scotia’s rich geological history during a visit to the Fundy Geological Museum on the province’s world-famous Fundy shore. Since opening in 1993, the Fundy Geological Museum has welcomed about 24,000 visitors each year. This weekend, the museum will celebrate its 250,000th visitor. “The excitement is building as we near this significant milestone,” said Ken Adams, director/curator of the museum. “We hope a lot of people drop by the museum this weekend, as one visitor will become part of the museum’s living history.” The Fundy Geological Museum attracts visitors from around the world to the picturesque town of Parrsboro. Visitors enjoy spending time in the coastal town, known for the striking spirit and pride of its people. As a result of their experience, visitors often extend their visit to the area or return again, lured by the sea and memories of the past. This summer brings many exciting events to the Fundy Geological Museum, including the 40th anniversary celebration of the Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show, formerly known as the Rockhound Round-Up. This event showcases gem and mineral dealers from across Canada and the United States. Visitors can take part in popular programs such as Dino Daze on Sunday, July 17. Daily tours and packaging options are also available. For more information call 1-866-856-DINO or visit the museum website at museum.gov.ns.ca/fgm .last_img read more