Events - 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Book launch for Mine

Join author Natalie Hyde at the University of Waterloo's Earth Sciences Museum for the launch of her most recent book MINE!

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Antarctic dinosaurs

The Paul Karrow Lecture Series

Join us on Thursday November 16th for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences annual Paul Karrow Lecture Series!

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Ice dinosaurs of antarctica

The Paul Karrow Lecture Series

Staff and students join us on Thursday November 16th for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences annual Paul Karrow Lecture Series!

Friday, October 20, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT
Banner 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. 

Friday, September 29, 2017 — 9:30 AM to Sunday, October 1, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT
smaller gem show poster

The Earth Sciences Museum will be hosting activities at the Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show!

Saturday, June 10, 2017 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Earth Sciences Museum logo.

Get ready to celebrate the Earth Sciences Museum's 50th birthday!

Bring a picnic lunch for your family, enjoy free kids activities, and celebrate with us in the beautiful Peter Russell Rock Garden.

Friday, May 5, 2017 — 1:00 PM EDT
Peter Russel Rock Garden

The Peter Russell Rock Garden was created along with the University of Waterloo's Earth Sciences Museum, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year! Join us for a tour around this beautiful oasis on campus. Through our discussion of various rock specimens from around the globe that make up the rock garden, you'll learn about the history of Earth, mines and minerals of Canada, and unique rock structures of Ontario. If we're lucky, the wisteria will be in bloom, too!

Saturday, April 1, 2017 — 10:00 AM to Sunday, April 2, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT

Join us for the 45th 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, jewellery, 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+