Located at Rock Glen Conservation Area, 8680 Rock Glen Road, Arkona, Ontario. Museum displays include Devonian fossils such as brachiopods, gastropods, crinoids and horned coral as well as artifacts. Bus tours and school groups are welcome. Gatehouse number is: 519-828-3071.
Arkona Lions Museum and Information Centre at Rock Glen Conservation Area was upgraded in 2015 with new donations of fossils and artifacts and six new display cases among other improvements.
The museum has a new volunteer museum steward who is Bob O’Donnell, popularly known as The Fossil Guy. He has brought his decades of experience, knowledge, and hours of work to adding, classifying, and displaying fossils and artifacts. He has received donations of new fossils from the London Gem and Mineral Society as well as fossils and artifacts from individuals’ collections. He is continuing to seek new donations to grow the museum’s collection of local fossils and artifacts as well as fossils and minerals from around the world.
The local community, volunteers, and businesses from inside and outside of the Arkona area have contributed to the museum upgrades. Club members have spent many hours building custom mounting for special items and installing attractive new display units along with making other upgrades.
Planned upgrades include remounting of some displays, brass identification tags, and entering photos and collection information into a new computer database created by a volunteer. Some upgrades have been completed, others are to take place later this year, and others are to be completed over a longer term.
8680 Rock Glen Road, Arkona, ON N0M 1B0, Canada