Joggins Fossil Centre reopening July 1, 2020

by JFI staff

Updated: 2020-08-25.

We are happy to welcome you back to the Joggins Fossil Centre. We have been working to create a safe experience for you and our staff.

Know before you go

How your visit will be different

  • Masks are mandatory while inside the Joggins Fossil Centre building by order of the Nova Scotia government.
  • Cashless-transactions. We will only be accepting debit cards, Visa, or MasterCard.
    • Admission: $5/person + HST.
  • We are generating a guided tour schedule on a day-to-day basis. Please phone the day of an intended visit to see what guided beach tours are available. Our staff can be reached at (902) 251–2727, extension 231, between 10 am and 5 pm daily. (Prices can be found on our Tours page.) Tours are limited to 10 guests at a time.
  • The rear exit of the building will be locked in an effort to provide a safer flow of people through the building. These doors are still an exit, but the front doors will be the only way into the building.
  • The gift shop will be limited to 1 (one) COVID-19 social bubble group at once. Maximum 5 people per group at a time. There will be a designated station for transactions.
  • There will be a designated station for paid admissions.
  • Our hours have been adjusted: 10 am to 5 pm

What hasn’t changed?

  • Access to the Joggins Fossil Cliffs is still public and is not contingent on purchase of admission. You are still welcome to explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs on your own.

Safety first

What we are doing to keep you safe

The following practices have been put in place to protect you and our staff:

  • staff are monitoring their personal health, and will stay at home if they are feeling unwell
  • increased environmental cleaning and ventilation of public spaces and worksites
  • we have made cleaning part of everyone’s daily duties
  • increased sanitization/cleaning of museum spaces
  • enhanced cleaning of interactive displays, shared equipment, high-touch surfaces
  • interactive displays have been removed if enhanced cleaning is not possible
  • hand sanitizer dispensers or hand washing stations are available at entrances and in common areas
  • social distancing — keep a distance of at least 2 m (6 feet) from others (Province of Nova Scotia social distancing guidelines)
  • we’ve installed new signage to remind you and staff of safety precautions.

What you can do to keep us safe

Before your visit please review the following guidelines to ensure you are protecting yourself and others:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available — List of hand sanitizers authorized by Health Canada
  • when coughing or sneezing:
    • cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand
    • dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • make sure you are up to date on the latest public health guidelines on hygiene — Province of Nova Scotia, COVID-19: staying healthy
  • stay home if you are unwell, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been around someone who is unwell — Health Canada: COVID-19 symptoms and treatment
  • everyone visiting the museum should practice social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people — this means you should stay at least 2 m (6 feet) away from anyone you do not live with or who isn’t in your bubble — Province of Nova Scotia social distancing guidelines
  • please consider use of a non-medical mask or face covering in situations where social distancing (2 m (6 feet)) cannot be maintained — Province of Nova Scotia: Wearing a non-medical mask