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Stones 'N Bones Museum, Sarnia

(4.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Take some time and explore Stones 'N Bones Museum. Operated by a local couple, the museum attracts both kids and adults with its fun and educational exhibits. Take your little ones to see the vast collection of natural and historical artifacts. In separate rooms on two floors, see dinasour bones, teeth and jaws of sea creatures, fish, birds, gemstones, and all kinds of other interesting exhibits, including fluorescent minerals displayed in a light show. Take a private tour, during which you'll learn about the history of the museum and its exhibits. Make sure to visit the gift shop, where you can find jewelry and other small presents. Stones 'N Bones Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Sarnia Edition.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a great family-friendly way to spend an afternoon!! The staff/owners are exceptional. What a great part of down town Sarnia 
  • I have visited Stones 'n Bones Museum many times with my grandchildren as well as other adult family members. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. Mr. Richards is happy to talk to anyone a...  more »
  • Great place to bring the whole family. Very interesting exhibits. The owner can be a little grumpy at times but he truly is passionate about the museum. 
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  • Ontario's best kept secret. 1-2 hours makes it more family and disability friendly than any other comparable attraction anywhere. Prices for family and gift shop are out of this world! Learning experience was definitely on par with the ROM. Personal tour guide to explain about everything and answer every question ... no matter how small. Out of town guests just love heading there. Family membership for three years and will go back again! Christine.
  • Owner was so amazing and spent personal time with my son and I. He just loves what he does and the collection is really great fun to look and learn. I have never received such personal attention and this place is a sleeper stop! Don't pass it up and thank you Jim for your passion !
  • Amazing collection of minerals, fossils, precious gems, coral, insects, and taxidermy. Definitely worth a visit. They had a few items that are in top 3 "biggest in Canada/world" category, including a stunning cut topaz. I love my minerals and fossils so it was wonderful for me. My daughter just turned 3 and she really enjoyed it. Especially the dark room where you press a button and it lights up the florescent rocks. Some of the display cases are a bit too high for her to see into, but I was able to just lift her up for those. I found it was a good place to practice "museum etiquette" like walking, talking quiet, and not touching. I also had my 3 month old son (in a carrier) and he was fine. Get the tour (free with admission) from the super friendly staff to learn more about the collection. Talk to the owners on the way in or out for some colourful stories.
  • Given its small size, this is a great little museum with a lot of knowledgeable staff willing to take time to explain an exhibit or just converse with you if that's what you want. The only thing this museum leaves you wanting is more.
  • Humble and unpretentious. Well - appointed with local and international natural artifacts. Gift shop had a lot of variety, staff was very friendly.