University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 32469
The Earth Sciences Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. We apologize to all of our visitors and groups for this inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.
The University of Waterloo Earth Science Museum is open to be enjoyed by people of all ages. No matter what your level of learning, the museum serves to amaze the general public, elementary and high school groups, and university students alike.
The Earth Sciences Museum misses seeing our wonderful visitors, but we're happy to provide walking tours that will help you stay active, safe, and entertained! Read about the trails below and use our resources to enhance your learning. Make sure to send us pictures of your excusions and finds on Instagram and Twitter.
Looking for something fun and educational to do? Listen to our curator, Corina, talk about the common fossils anyone can find in their community and then go searching yourself!
There are rocks (and fossils!) like these in your neighbourhood, it might be a seat in your school yard or a wall near a community centre or along a path.
We challenge you to go on a #fossilfieldtrip. Venture out into your neighbourhood and search for Limestone or Dolostone landscape blocks. Or examine stone stairs and buildings. There is a good chance that fossils are hiding within!
Our children's book, Wally & Deanna's Groundwater Adventure, is now online through The Groundwater Project. In addition to this wonderful book explaining groundwater to children of all ages there is also an interview of the books author's and illustrator - Peter Russell, Leanne Appleby and Fortunato Restagno, respectively. See the interview below by UW alumni Everton de Oliveira!
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.