Fortune Head Geology Centre

Eastern Newfoundland

Exhibits examine the geology of the Burin Peninsula, minerals and rocks, the 1929 Grand Banks tsunami and prehistoric animals. Kids will appreciate this interactive center with fossils to touch from Fortune Head Ecological Reserve; it's in town by the St-Pierre ferry dock. It also offers a children's day camp with a daily rate. Daily tours go to the reserve (adult/child $20/10).

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