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.

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.

  1. June 17, 2020Wally & Deanna are Online!
    Image of interviewer, authors and illustrator

    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!

  2. Dec. 17, 2018Remembering Frank Brookfield
    Frank 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.

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

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  1. Oct. 23 to 24, 2020University of Waterloo 2020 Gem and Mineral Show
    Minerals sold by vendors at the University of Waterloo Gem and Mineral Show.


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

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Scavenger hunts for kids ages 6 to 12+