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Photo by Ernst Vegt

Fabulous Fossils-A Walk Through Time

Have you ever wondered how the jaw of an eighty-million year old mosasaur ended up at the Courtenay and District Museum? Did you know that Canada has the most famous fossil site in the world? Hey—what about marmots? How long have they been around? And why was a 12,400 year old juvenile sea lion skeleton found near the top of Ryan Road?

If you’re interested in the answers to these questions and more, you’ll enjoy this summer’s new exhibit Fabulous Fossils—A Walk Through Time. Fabulous Fossils is an enjoyable journey through some highlights of paleontology here in the Comox Valley, in Canada and around the world. If you like sharp teeth, like those of mosasaurs, elasmosaurs, megaladons and mammoths–stop in. If you relish stories of exploration and discovery please join us!

The exhibit ran from July 1, 2018 to spring 2019.
This is a companion exhibit to “Pacific Connections” and features archival items and artifacts relating to early settlers to the Comox Valley.