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. Feb. 16, 2019Family Day at the Earth Sciences Museum!Class of children outside the mining tunnel

    Join us in the Earth Sciences Museum on Saturday February 16th for free fun drop-in programs for kids and their families! We will be hosting two sessions during the day. Dinosaurs and Fossils in the morning and Rocks and Minerals in the afternoon.

  2. Mar. 13, 2019March Break Dinosaur DayAlbertosaurus Skeleton

    Visit us on Wednesday, March 13th for some March Break dinosaur fun beginning at 1:00 P.M. The program is free and all ages are welcome! 

  3. Apr. 6 to 7, 2019Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society’s Gem and Mineral Show

    Join us at the Brantford Gem & Mineral Show at the Paris Fairgrounds. We will be hosting fossil fish digging, exploration geology, and hope to see you there!

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Scavenger hunts for kids ages 6 to 12+