How to find us
If travelling on the ION, get off at the University of Waterloo stop. Refer to the included map below and follow the red dotted line from the ION Station to the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT on the map below) building, which houses the Earth Sciences Museum.
VIA PUBLIC TRANSIT
If taking public transit, the closest stop to the museum is the Davis Centre (DC on the map below) in the University campus. Refer to the map below and follow the red dotted line from DC to the EIT building which houses the Earth Sciences Museum.
If driving you will need to park in one of the visitor parking lots provided on campus. We recommend driving to the corner of University Ave. West and Seagram Dr. Turn down Seagram Dr. and then park in the C parking lot (see map below). Once you have parked and paid for parking, refer to the map below and follow the red dotted line from the C parking lot to the Visitors Centre and on to the Earth Sciences Museum located in the EIT building. If you need directions, staff at the Visitors Centre will be available to direct you to the museum.
SCHOOL BUS DIRECTIONS
If you are arriving with a group on a school bus please ask the bus driver to drop your group off at the front of the EIT building (a student in a blue Science t-shirt will greet you). The bus driver should refer to the map below and follow the green dotted line from the corner of University Ave. West and Seagram Dr. on to Ring Road. At the first 3-way stop, turn left down West Path 2. The bus driver should turn around at the end of the road and then drop off the group at the front of the EIT building so that the group will not need to cross the street.
The bus driver is welcome to wait in parking lot C.
There is a $5 parking charge for the day. The parking meter will accept change or credit card. Please ensure your parking ticket is displayed in your vehicle's front window.
Accessible parking is located north of EIT beside the Davis Centre (DC on the map below). A parking pass ($5) must be obtained from Parking Services before parking in these accessible spaces. Please refer to the locations in the map below.
The museum's main exhibit area (the "Dino pit") is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
However, the building we are located in, the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology, is open all day Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Areas of the building that are always available to view include our mining tunnel, rock and mineral collections, our Great Lakes water feature, and our monolith of granite gneiss rock.
The museum is unique in that we do not have drop-in tours (on a regular basis). The distribution of our exhibits throughout the building allows visitors to experience the museum at their own pace. Our scavenger hunts for kids offer a great way to tour the museum on your own.
The Peter Russell Rock Garden, located outside, is also open to the public beyond museum hours.
The museum is free to everyone. Programs booked in advance are also free. If you would like to donate funds to support our passion you may do so via our donation box in the Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre or by donating online.