Welcome to the Earth Sciences Museum

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.

Museum scaveger hunts for kids 6 to 12+ mammoth and mastodon mappeter russell rock garden map

  1. Sep. 6, 2018New campus pianos aim to open hearts and mindsMax Salman stands in front of the latest open piano located in the Peter Russell Rock Garden.

  2. Apr. 10, 2017Ontario Ground Water Association honours Peter Russell for years of serviceWSC Consultant Bill Clarke (BSc Earth Sciences '76; MSc '81) presents Peter Russell with his award.

    WSC Consultant Bill Clarke (BSc Earth Sciences '76; MSc '81) presents Peter Russell with his award.

  3. Aug. 23, 2016Engineering and Science Quest Summer Camp

    Over the summer the Earth Sciences Museum hosted earth science programs for the Engineering and Science Quest camp participants. We ran presentations and hand-on activities to educate campers about rocks, minerals, and fossils. Overall, we were visited by 400 campers!

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  1. Oct. 26 to 27, 2018University of Waterloo 2018 Gem and Mineral ShowPhoto of mineral vendor table from above

    Visit the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum for our annual Gem and Mineral Show! 

    Friday October 26th: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

    Saturday October 27th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

    Join us on the first and second floors of the EIT building for two days of gems, minerals, fossils and jewellery.

  2. Nov. 16 to 18, 20182018 London Gem and Mineral Show!Amethyst

    The London Gem and Mineral Show is back for 2018, and bigger than ever. Join us for three days of gems, minerals, fossils and jewellery, plus tons of activities for the kids.

    2018 Show Dates

    Friday, Nov 16: 3pm - 9pm

    Saturday, Nov 17: 10am - 6pm

    Sunday, Nov 18: 10am - 5pm

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Scavenger hunts for kids ages 6 to 12+