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 by month

October 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019 — 9:30 AM to Sunday, October 6, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sun, 10/06/2019 - 17:00
Postcard of Ancaster gem show dates and hours

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

Friday, October 11, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Sunday, October 13, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sun, 10/13/2019 - 17:00

The Earth Sciences Museum will be hosting activities at the Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. The show will be running from October 11th to 13th at the Macomb Community College.

Friday, October 25, 2019 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 26, 2019 — 5:00 PM EDT to Sat, 10/26/2019 - 17:00
Photo of mineral vendor table from above

Visit the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum for our annual Gem and Mineral Show! 

Friday October 25th: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Saturday October 26th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Join us on the first and second floors of the EIT building for two days of gems, minerals, fossils and jewellery.

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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 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.

Scavenger hunts for kids ages 6 to 12+