Programs

We offer tours to groups outside of schools! If you are part of a corporate group, club, community organization, a home school gathering, a leader for Guides, Brownies, Sparks, Scouts, Beavers, Cubs, or simply a gathering of people hoping to learn more, we can serve you!

Although our museum hours are 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM on weekdays, we are able to accommodate groups that meet outside of these hours.

All tour programs offered by the museum are free of charge to all participants.

The programs that we offer include:

Age group Program Brief description
3-7 years (Cubs, Beavers, Sparks, Brownies) Dinosaurs 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 hrs.)
8-10 years (Scouts, Guides) 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 hrs.)
7-10 years 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)
14 years to adult Water Resource Sustainability Explore ground water/surface water interactions using a variety of interactive tools including a 3D sandbox and groundwater model. Learn about the Grand River watershed and see how it fits into the Great Lakes watershed. Observe how our community can help or hinder watersheds and learn about ways to improve our impacts. (1.5 hours)
10 years to adult General Earth Sciences Museum Tour Explore the Museum and the Peter Russell Rock Garden (weather dependent) with our tour guide. This walking tour will touch on all the exhibits including dinosaurs, ice age mammals, the Great Lakes, mining in Ontario, rocks, minerals and southern Ontario fossils. All areas are accessible. (1 to 2 hours)

How to book a tour

If you would like to book a tour please fill out the form below.

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

Preferred program date * (required)
Preferred start time * (required)
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The number of people expected to attend the tour
(max. 30)
(min. 3)

Questions?

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+