For teachers & students

Consider the Joggins Fossil Cliffs for your next field trip

Microscope activities in our Fossil Lab offer hands-on learning and discovery
Microscope activities in our Fossil Lab offer hands-on learning and discovery

Discover the Coal Age ecosystem and rare fossils of plants and animals preserved where they lived 300 million years ago.

  • Explore interpretive displays in the Joggins Fossil Centre before heading out to the beach and cliffs with your interpreter.
  • We offer guided tours of the property, workshops and other educational programs.

The Centre also provides a range of amenities including a café, gift shop, toilets, meeting rooms, free parking for buses and first aid services.

We offer pre- and post-visit information related to the property’s protective designation, the geology, ecology and paleontology of the property, and safety considerations.

Booking your field trip

Contact the Director of Operations via email or fax to (902) 251-2502. Once the form is received, you will be contacted to confirm your booking and discuss details.


  1. Our beach experiences are subject to the tides
  2. If you require catering for lunch or snacks, we would be happy to assist
  3. Longer experiences or customized activities can be arranged
  4. Beach experiences run regardless of weather, so they will not be cancelled in the event of rain. Should severe weather be a factor, bookings may need to be rescheduled at the discretion of the Joggins Fossil Institute staff
  5. Our school booking schedule fills quickly — so book early!

Any questions about booking your school field trip? please feel free to contact us at or by phone at 1 (902) 251-2727 ext 222.

Published: 2016-05-05