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Meet some of our incredible Staff members!

Corina McDonald

Corina McDonald

Museum Curator and Undergraduate Co-ordinator

I am the current museum curator. I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in Geology and later came back to complete my Master's in Hydrogeochemistry.

Sam Qorbani standing infront of a pond scene

Sam Qorbani

Augmented Reality Puzzles Project Manager

I am a technical Illustrator, 3D artist, as well as UX design explorer, who is passionate about digital technology in general and Augmented/Virtual reality (AR/VR) in particular.

Peter inside a Rock

Peter Ian Russell

Curator Emeritus

I am one of those lucky people who have spent a lifetime exploring the world of geology, gathering specimens for the museum, rocks for my rock garden, preparing displays and presentations on the subject for the museum and Wat on Earth Newsletter. After being curator since the early 1970’s I now volunteer one day a week as needed.

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Laura Scaife

Interim Museum Curator 2016

I am a University of Waterloo Earth Science Alumni who just completed the most amazing position as the Earth Sciences Museum curator while Corina McDonald was on leave. My next geological  adventure includes coordinating a field trip for a group of New Hampshire University Students to study and gain an understanding of the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara Falls to Manitoulin Island.

Museum hours

Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open all day Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Peter Russell Rock Garden (located outdoors) open to the public year round. Self-guided tours are available.

Admission is free! For more information, see Visit Us.

Scavenger hunts for kids ages 6 to 12+


Feel free to email the Earth Sciences Museum for general inquiries.

Or contact by phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 35633

For directions to the museum: Visit Us