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Sunday, May 5, 2019 — 1:30 PM EDT

Image from Peter Russell Rock GardenJoin 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.

More about the Peter Russell Rock Garden

The Peter Russell Rock Garden is located between the biology and mathematics buildings on the University of Waterloo campus. It consists of over 70 rocks, mainly from Ontario. The garden was originally designed to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the University of Waterloo. 

More about Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.

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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.

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