On the fossil trail:
Over 1000 fossils to discover!
819 723-2500

Events Calendar


Current Museum Activities


Main Exhibition
Temporary Exhibition
Fossils Safaris
See Life in the Stone Bed, 
Paleontology from the Oldest to the Youngest
Insects are evolution's winners
Put on the Paleontologist Boots Guided Tours



La fossilisation une histoire d'eau

 Andrée Nault presenting the permanent exhibition

Un homme en excursion safari-fossiles cherchant un beau fossile de corail

A man during a fossils safari on the lookout for a beautiful 

Intercom à l'entrée du musée

Intercom for on site help at the entrance

Boutique du musée et information touristique

Museum gift shop and tourism information kiosk

Visitors can elect to have a private tour guide of the exhibitions during their visits at no cost. Visitors will make an excursion to fossils bearing bed stone sites with a tour guide. A car is required and a seat must be available for the accompanying tour guide. The Fossilarium also offers:

Scientific activities for school and day camps groups
Fossils identification services

Souvenirs at the boutique from minerals, fossils, games, jewellery, and others


We have wireless internet service available on site.


  • Payments                                             

Cash and debit are accepted


  • Restrooms                                            Toilettes

Restrooms are located on 1st floor and in the basement


  • Tools for the visitors                            Intrepetation en langue de signes.png

Videos in sign language ; Electronic devices available with a pre-recorded tour guide using sign language

Rain coats for safaris when it rains

Shoes ; we have a limited selection of used shoes for those who did not bring closed end flat shoes
                required for safaris.


  • Request to visitors
  • Animals, and cigarettes are not allowed within premises for the preservation of artifacts, with exception to guide dogs.
  • Eating and drinking are prohibited in the museum rooms.


  • Access                                                      Accès pour chaise roulante  
  • Free parking on-site
  • Intercom at the entrance  available for ease of access, a ramp allows the access to the basement


  • After enjoying the museum                    
  • Picnic tables and children games at the next-door park 
  • Ice cream shop, french fries hut, and restaurant and grocery store in the vicinity
  • Motel, bed and breakfast, and cottage nearby
  • Panoramic lookout of the lake with a boardwalk
  • Hiking trails
  • Tourism information office
  • Gas station and variety stores


If you'd like to know more, consult our Visits and excursions - Package and available tours section


























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