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.

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  1. Dec. 17, 2018Remembering Frank BrookfieldFrank Brookfield pointing at a Parasauolophus dinosaur skeleton in the 1970's

    It is with great sadness that on Thursday, November 29, 2018 Frank Brookfield passed away peacefully in his Waterloo home.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  1. July 19 to 21, 2019Sudbury Gem and Mineral ShowSudbury Rock & Lapidary Society

    Join us at the Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show– Northern Ontario's largest gem, mineral, fossil, jewellery, bead and lapidary arts show and sale. There will be gem and mineral dealers as well as demonstrations and exhibits.

    We will be bringing along the opportunity to learn about Ontario's complex geology, analyze snowflakes, and dig for real fossilized fish!


  2. Oct. 25 to 26, 2019University of Waterloo 2019 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 25th: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

    Saturday October 26th: 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.

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