The Exhibit Room hosts a suite of interpretive programs covering a wide range of visitor age and knowledge. The main interpretive features of the Exhibit Room include:
The Fossil Record
What makes Joggins the best place on Earth to see what life was like more than 310 million years ago, during the late Carboniferous Period?
- exceptional fossil wealth
- fossils of life on dry land — including some creatures found nowhere else
- fossils preserved in their original setting
- Joggins is like a stone snapshot of the ancient world!
The Grand Exposure
At Joggins, the highest tides in the world reveal the world famous "Grand Exposure" of the Coal Age:
- more than 15 kilometres of fossil-bearing cliffs
- new fossils continually exposed by erosion
- incredible geological and paleontological riches ... and a rugged, beautiful beach — when the tide is low!
The World of Big Ideas
In the mid-1800s, Joggins inspired some of the world's leading scientists — including Sir Charles Lyell, Charles Darwin, and Canada's own Sir William Dawson — and helped them to develop their ideas about geological processes and the history of life on Earth. Since then, scientists from around the world have carried on this tradition of research at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs.