University of Waterloo 2023 Gem and Mineral Show

Friday, October 27, 2023 12:00 pm - Saturday, October 28, 2023 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
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! Admission is always free.

Friday, October 27th: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 28th: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us on the first and second floors of the EIT building for two days of gems, minerals, fossils and jewellery. Fill out a ballot at the door to have a chance to win our door prize!

SATURDAY ONLY enjoy the Gem and Mineral show as well as the Science Open House, where kids big and small can discover science with over 50 free hands-on activities. The Science Open House is held in EIT as well as the STC building. 

This year our gem and mineral vendors will include: 

  • Adventure Visuals, St. Jacobs, ON
    Paleoartist and Sculpture

  • The Amber Room, Kingston, ON
    Amber and Silver jewellery

  • Canadian Chromantics, Kitchener, ON 

  • Cambrian Gemcraft, Waterloo, ON
    Gems, Minerals, lapidary supplies, books and jewellery  

  • Horst Fine Minerals, Markham, ON
    Minerals and Rock Art

  • Lakeside Gems, Bancroft, ON, ​​​​​​minerals and semi-precious gemstone gifts

  • Nathan's Mineral Supplements, Thornhill, ON

  • Newark Craftworks, Niagara Falls, ON

  • R.H Lapidary, Hamilton, ON

Visitor parking is available in Lot Q for 5$ payable by either coin, Visa or Mastercard.  Lot Q is marked with a green hexagon on the map below, and EIT is marked with the pink star.

gemshow parking map