Fjord Museum (Musée du Fjord) is at 3346 boul. de la Grande-Baie S. This maritime museum explores the astounding natural features and animal life of the Saguenay Fjord. Shown several times a day, the multilingual show “Journey into the Heart of the Saguenay Fjord” is a not-to-be-skipped, 3-D multimedia presentation that takes you on a journey through 900 million years of fjord history.
Other permanent exhibits include a huge seawater aquarium with an interactive virtual fish information board; a touch pool where you can handle starfish and other species; and a terrarium housing a collection of insects and crustaceans. The Roots and Dreams exhibit highlights the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region's diverse residents.
Educational excursions, including a zodiac boat tour of the fjord, are offered regularly in the high season.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Museum $15; $11.50 (senior citizens); $11 (students ages 18-25 with ID); $8.50 (ages 6-17); $35 (family). A fee is charged for the zodiac boat tour, and reservations must be booked at least 1 week in advance.
Hours: Museum daily 9-6, June 24-Labour Day; Tues.-Fri. 9-4:30, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 1-5, rest of year. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.