Fossil Finder

Permanent Exhibit and App

    This permanent exhibit was created as a complement to the existing exhibition space at the Joggins Fossil Centre, Nova Scotia. This UNESCO World Heritage Site welcomes over 20,000 visitors a year. The aim of the exhibit is to engage visitors in a clearer understanding of fossil identification and research, and to gain an appreciation of key figures who have contributed to research at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs.

    Client: Joggins Fossil Institute

    Many thanks to Goose Lane for making our ideas come to fruition and for adding your own creative flair! We love our new exhibit and would jump at the chance to work with you again.”

    MELISSA GREY, Director (interim)/Curator, Joggins Fossil Institute

    Visitors are invited to bring fossils collected at the beach and cliffs to review with interpretive staff. Together they work through a custom designed bilingual app to identify the specimen. Visitors’ finds are automatically posted to Twitter and Facebook, and the visitor receives a Fossil Finder Certificate via email. Specimens may be put on display or brought into the collection for research.