Probing the Origins of Life: Q and A with NASA Scientist Dr. Chris McKay

Dr. Chris McKay in Antarctica. Source: NASA

Dr. Chris McKay in Antarctica. Source: NASA

How life originated is one of the deepest mysteries of science - this profound question has perplexed humankind for thousands of years. Now, in the twenty-first century, astrobiologists and other scientists have the tools to investigate it; yet, it remains extremely challenging to answer. 

June 23, 2017 by Peter Lovisek

Baby bird found in Burmese amber: Q and A with Dr. Ryan McKellar

Baby bird found in Burmese amber: Q and A with Dr. Ryan McKellar

The shocking discovery of a Cretaceous toothed bird preserved in Burmese amber has made headlines around the world. The 99-million year old hatchling is the best-preserved specimen of its kind: features such as eyelids, ear openings and even feather pigmentation remain. The specimen expands our understanding of early feathers and sheds light on the anatomy, development and lifestyle of a major group of Mesozoic birds, the Enantiornithes, which lived alongside the dinosaurs. 

June 13, 2017 by Peter Lovisek

Spring Open House and Sale Coming Up

Septarian Nodule Flame CarvingVisit Fossil Realm May 6-7 to find the perfect Mother's Day gift! Many unique and beautiful pieces will be on sale. Some great choices include pyrite hearts and eggs, mineral spheres, septarian nodules, amethyst crystals and much more. Fossil Realm is located at 60 Basaltic Rd., Unit 18, in Vaughan, ON 

April 05, 2017 by Peter Lovisek

Winter Open House and Sale Coming Up

Fossil Stingray for SaleOur next open house sale is coming up soon. Check out Fossil Realm on February 25-26, 10am to 5pm. See our biggest selection of inventory ever! Over a ton of "break your own" geodes in 3 sizes -- Huge septarian nodule "thunder eggs" from Madagascar -- Two gorgeous fossil stingrays from the Green River Formation -- Hundreds of iron meteorites - pendants and specimens -- Fantastic amethyst crystals from Brazil 

January 24, 2017 by Peter Lovisek

Happy Holidays!

Puppies with mammoth tibia bone fossilThese little guys and the Fossil Realm team wish you a happy holidays! Yorkie mix with woolly mammoth tibia bone. 


December 21, 2016 by Peter Lovisek

We Often Get Asked How Fossils Are Formed...

Fossil Comic - - Theroy on how fossils were made...wet cement - Fossil Realm

Used with Theresa (T-) McCracken's Permission

December 11, 2016 by Peter Lovisek

Holiday Warehouse Sale - December 3-4

Fossil and Mineral Holiday Sale - 2016We've finalized the dates for our upcoming holiday sale! This is always one of most popular sales because we have some really cool gifts for that special person on your list. We'll be showcasing some amazing new mammal fossils from Siberia, plus there will be fantastic bargains on smaller items! We will be offering free fossil gifts for kids and there is no admission fee. 

October 11, 2016 by Peter Lovisek

Up Next: Fall Open House and Sale

Rainbow pyrite - Fossil RealmOn September 24-25 visit us to see a fantastic variety of minerals and fossils from around the world - a great selection at every price range. 
This sale will have incredible deals on pyrite cubes, polished stones (50% off), megalodon shark teeth (up to 30% off) and much more. Everyone is welcome. No admission fee. Free fossils for kids! Sale runs Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm each day. 

September 15, 2016 by Peter Lovisek

Super Spring Warehouse Sale

Ammonite-Fossil RealmJoin us May 28-29, 2016 from 10am to 5pm for our next warehouse sale. You'll find incredible prices at this special event - some great items will be priced at wholesale! New amethyst cathedrals have arrived! Great selection of megalodon shark teeth! Free fossils and minerals for children and teachers. Fossil Realm is located at 60 Basaltic Rd, Unit 18

May 11, 2016 by Peter Lovisek

Open House and Sale Approaching!

Visit Fossil Realm February 27-28 for our first sale and exhibit of 2016. We've just added three extremely rare and extraordinary pieces to our collection, a Titanosaur dinosaur egg from France, a complete fossil frog skeleton from Bosnia and a gorgeous aspiration (fish swallowing a fish). Outstanding new minerals include a pyrite cube triple from Spain and jewellery grade amethyst cathedrals. Sale runs Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm

February 06, 2016 by Peter Lovisek