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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. July 17, 2016Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show

    This summer the Earth Sciences Museum participated in the 34th Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show on July 15th-17th. We hosted hands-on educational activities for children. The Earth Sciences Museum is proud to continually be involved with Northern Ontario's largest gem, mineral, bead, rock craft, and jewellery show. 

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  1. Oct. 27 to 28, 2017University of Waterloo 2017 Gem and Mineral ShowVisitors looking at gems and minerals at the Gem and Mineral Show

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

    Friday October 27th: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

    Saturday October 28th: 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 plus many free activities on Saturday for kids big and small. Everyone will get a chance to win our door prize - a beautiful piece of Laboradorite worth $100.00.

  2. Oct. 20, 201750th Anniversary Museum TourBanner representing the 50th Anniversary of the Earth Sciences Museum

    The Earth Sciences Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and as part of its celebration will be providing a public tour of the Rock Garden and Museum. 

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