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Saturday, May 4, 2019 — 10:00 to 16:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Explore and marvel at the rocks, minerals, fossils and jewelry on display from local dealers. There are free hands on activities for children and complimentary gem identification by the Canadian Gemological Association. The Earth Sciences Museum will have minerals on display as well as a fossil fish dig for all ages.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT
Image from Peter Russell Rock Garden

Join us on Sunday, May 5th for a tour of the Peter Russell Rock Garden. Located in the heart of campus, the rock garden contains 70+ specimens from around the globe. Participants will learn about the history of Earth, mines and minerals of Canada as well as the unique rock structures of Ontario.

The 1.5 hour tour will led by the Earth Sciences Museum curator Peter Russell.

The tour will be from 1:30–3:00 PM and will begin and end at University of Waterloo, Parking Lot C (off of Seagram Drive). The walk includes paved surfaces throughout the campus and there is accessible parking available closer to the site. Pickup a ticket from Parking Services located on Ring Road.

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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+