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Friday, October 26, 2018 — 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 27, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT

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

Friday October 26th: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Saturday October 27th: 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.

On FRIDAY get a jump start on your mineral collection and gifts. There will also be a fossil fish dig for all ages! 

When visiting on SATURDAY enjoy the Gem and Mineral show as well as the Science Open House where kids big and small can discover science with free hands activities. 

Fill out a ballot at the door to have a chance to win our door prize - a beautiful piece of copper rich Azurite.

This year our gem and mineral vendors will include:

Photo of Azurite mineralImage: Door prize - Azurite mineral

Child digging for fossil fish

Image: Digging for Fossil Fish

Vendor displaying her jewellery

Image: Stone Designs Vendor

Admission is always free!

Parking is available in Lot C for 5$ (machines use debit and credit). (see Campus Map)

Map of Campus with locations of Gem & Mineral Show and Science Open House and parking.

Location 
Earth Sciences Museum, EIT - Centre for Environmental and Information Technology
1st and 2nd Floors
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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+