The Fossilarium invites you on a journey into the fascinating world of the region’s fossils and a discovery tour of an amazing collection of items from all over the world. Giant fossils, videos, manipulations, and experiments are awaiting you. During excursions guided by a qualified tour facilitator, you get to unearth fossils that you can take with you once they are carefully identified.
The Fossilarium was founded by Andrée Nault a geologist from UQAM to highlight the many fossils of two geological periods, the Ordovician and the Silurian (450 and 415 million years); these fossils are found in and around the Témiscamingue region, on Quebec and Ontario soil, where there are many fossiliferous sites. They are due to a system of geological faults that protected the fossils found around Lake Témiscamingue. Subsequently, numerous donations have enriched the collection and contributed to illustrate all the periods of evolution.
On your visit to the fossil exhibition, you will learn about the mechanisms of fossilization through several fossil specimens. The rich local collection presents each animal with its organs and appearance, whose reconstruction was done using 3D animation technology. You need to open drawers to play deduction games or discover who exactly was your ancestor long before fish ... The Evolution segment of the exhibition displays a full series of fossils, from unicellular to human, including teeth and a dinosaur egg. In the laboratory, your group will view tiny fossils on a computer screen. Member of the Réseau muséal de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue: reseaumuseal-at.ca
|Average length:||1,5 heure|
|Average visit duration:||1 h 30|
|Pricing:||Family rate: $23 and other rates available|
Daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
|Partial access to persons with reduced mobility:||Yes|