Events - 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015 (all day) to Sunday, October 4, 2015 (all day)
Agate slices on display

Join us, the Earth Sciences Museum, at the Ancaster Gem and Mineral Show. We will have our fossil fish dig and gold panning activities for your enjoyment, along with all the gem and mineral dealers, and other activities, demonstrations and jewellery classes.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Hand holding a piece of mica

Learn about minerals! You will be able to touch real specimens and will get a chance to explore our mine tunnel!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Hand holding a piece of mica

Learn about minerals! You will be able to touch real specimens and will get a chance to explore our mine tunnel!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Hand holding a piece of mica

Learn about minerals! You will be able to touch real specimens and will get a chance to explore our mine tunnel!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Hand holding a piece of mica

Learn about minerals! You will be able to touch real specimens and will get a chance to explore our mine tunnel!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Dimetrodon skeleton

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Dimetrodon skeleton

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Dimetrodon skeleton

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Discovery Square

Building a new generation of innovators! 

Join our Science Outreach and Earth Sciences Museum volunteers at Kitchener City Hall each Tuesday evening in July for hands-on science activities at Discovery Square! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Dimetrodon skeleton

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Dimetrodon skeleton

Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

A partnership event with the Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club with activities for kids including panning for gold, digging for fish fossils and a marvelous mining activity.

The event commemorates the KW Gem and Mineral Club's 50th Anniversary.

Monday, April 27, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

A Grand kickoff event commemorating the KW Gem and Mineral Club's 50th Anniversary.

The free event for the public includes displays in Kitchener City Hall Rotunda, a raffle for a very nice mineral specimen, giveaways for kids, and educational activities lead by Corina McDonald of the Earth Sciences Museum.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Earth Science Museum is partnering with Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club to give tours about the local and distant rocks used in different buildings and structures around Waterloo and Kitchener.

Friday, April 24, 2015 — 1:00 PM EDT
Earth Sciences Museum Logo

We will be offering a dinosaur presentation to the general public on April 24th2015.

You do not need to phone ahead to book a spot in this presentation. Simply show up ready to learn about dinosaurs!

We ask that you arrive 5 minutes early if you are coming so that you are ready to begin on time! The tour will last 1 hour.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 — 10:00 AM to Sunday, April 12, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT

Join us for the 43rd annual Brantford Gem and Mineral Show. Located at the Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver St., Paris, Ontario. This is a family friendly event held on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Find rocks, minerals, gems, jewelry, kids activities and more!

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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+