Elementary teachers


We welcome your interest in tours for your class! We offer various programs that we have tailored to Ontario curriculums. All tour programs are free of charge! For elementary level students, what our tours usually consist of is a focused presentation on the topic of your choice, an activity such as digging for fossil fish or dressing up for mining, as well as a general tour of the museum. Our programs are most suited for students in Kindergarten to grade 6, with speciality. Below you can see a description of each program, and the curriculum specific topics it addresses:

Grade level Tour Program Description
Kindergarten and up! Dinosaurs and fossils Learn about dinosaurs! Meet Albertosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus and the rest of their friends. You will see full sized skeletons and be able to touch real dinosaur fossils. (1.5 hours)
2 to 5 Water Conservation Follow Wally & Deanna and our instructor on an adventure to explore how we use, obtain, and conserve water. Compare a persons water use to how much fresh water is in the Great Lakes and on our Earth. Students will finish up by trying to tell the difference between bottled, tap and glacial water. (1.5 hours)
4 Rocks and Minerals Learn about minerals, rocks, and erosion. Includes touchable specimens and hands on activities. This program includes the exploration of our mine tunnel (where students get to dress up like a miner) and digging for fossil fish. (2 hours)
5 and 6 Natural disasters From volcanoes and earthquakes, through tornadoes, hurricanes, massive rainfall and drought. Children's groups can build their own building and we will simulate an earthquake to see how it stands up! (2 hours)

How to book a tour

If you would like to book a tour, please fill out the form below. All tours are free.

Information and privacy: questions regarding the collection of information on this form can be directed to the form administrator.

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The number of people expected to attend the tour
(max. 30)
(min. 3)


Feel free to email the Earth Sciences Museum for general inquiries.

Or contact by phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 35633

For directions to the museum: Visit Us

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+