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Friday, October 28, 2016 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 29, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

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Friday October 28th: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Saturday October 29th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.​ 

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Congratulations to Lincoln and his family on winning the door prize: a spectactular Quartz Geode from Alnif, Morocco!

Various gem and mineral dealers, including:

  • Opal Showcase, Winterbourne, ON
    Opal and gemstone jewellery

  • Fossiles Plus, Montreal, QC

  • Calaverite Fine Minerals, Kitchener, ON
    Minerals, gems, fossils, and meteorites 

  • Stone Designs, Toronto, ON
    Sculpture, Jewellery, Minerals and Lapidary

  • Prosper Designs, Toronto, ON
    Jewellery casting, Repairs and Lapidary




Free Admission & Complimentary Parking provided in Lot C
Earth Sciences Museum, EIT - Centre for Environmental and Information Technology
1st and 2nd Floors
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

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+