Other groups

Programs

We offer tours to groups other than just schools! Whether you are a group leader for Guides, Brownies, Sparks, Scouts, Beavers, Cubs, or another club, we can serve you! Although our museum hours are 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM on weekdays, we are able to accommodate clubs and groups that meet outside of these hours.

If we did not mention you in our bracket of defining a club or group, please contact us to see what we can offer you! Whether you are a corporate group or simply a gathering of people hoping to learn more, we can offer you a tour!

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.)
10+ years Ground water: Explore, observe, and protect Waterloo Region is the largest community in Canada that is reliant on groundwater for drinking water.  We show how the water is extracted, purified and distributed and compare this with other communities. Interactive components include a water-use demo and a taste test. (60- 90 min.)

How to book a tour

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

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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+