The Earth Sciences Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. We apologize to all of our visitors and groups for this inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

Wish list

The Earth Sciences Museum is always seeking donation of rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, replicas, photographs, instruments and artwork in accordance with the Mission Statement.

Below is a list of areas we are focusing our collecting efforts to enhance the completeness of our collection.

Permanent collection

  • Canadian diamond mining specimens and artifacts
  • Ontario mining artifacts
  • Copper minerals
  • Ontario/North American fossils
  • Fluorite
  • Volcanic rocks
  • Obsidian
  • Native silver 
  • Pyrite
  • Pillow Basalt for the Peter Russell Rock Garden (Size = approximately 1 m3)
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs for the Peter Russell Rock Garden (Size = approximately 1 m3)

Teaching collection

  • Minerals associated with Mohs scale of hardness: Talc, Gypsum, Calcite, Apatite, Fluorite, Feldspar, Quartz, Topaz, Corundum, Diamond (just kidding!)
  • Scratch plates
  • Ontario fossils


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 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekends.

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.