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.

Events - 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 24, 2020 — 5:00 PM EDT
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!

Sunday, April 19, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Earth day at Homer Watson House and Gallery informational poster
Come celebrate Earth Day at Homer Watson Park!
Sunday, March 22, 2020 (all day)
Earth and water for World Water day

World Water Day on March 22 is about focusing attention on the use and importance of water. This year's theme is "Nature and Climate Change", to explore how water and climate change are closely linked. To learn more about what you can do on World Water Day and beyond, check out the websites below!

Friday, March 20, 2020 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
Photo of soup

CANCELLED

11th Annual “Just Add Water” Soup Fest 

Stirring up support for the Children’s Groundwater Festival
Thursday, March 19, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Wally & Deanna's Groundwater Adventure

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Wally & Deanna Celebrate World Water Day
Monday, February 17, 2020 (all day)
Directions to Earth Sciences Museum
Come visit the Earth Sciences Museum on Family Day!

The Museum will be open to the public all day, and the "Dino Pit" will be open from 8:30 - 4:30. Feel free to drop in and explore our many dinosaur and mineral exhibits, or you can come for specific program times (see below). 

Dinosaurs

10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Includes short lesson, fossil hand samples, and dinosaur tour.

Rocks and Minerals

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Includes short lesson, mineral hand samples, and mine tunnel tour.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Informational poster for RCI Talks event
Come see our museum curator, Corina McDonald, provide a family friendly talk about snowflakes and how to make snowflake fossils!

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Scavenger hunts for kids ages 6 to 12+

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 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekends.

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.