Entrance to museum building from internal campus walking paths.
Entrance to museum building from the Ring Road side road.
How to get here
The museum is located in the Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT) on the main University of Waterloo campus just off of Ring Road. You can access Ring Road on campus from the intersection of either University Ave. and Seagram Dr. or Columbia St. and Hagey Blvd.
If travelling by the ION light rail, get off at the University of Waterloo stop. Refer to the included map and follow the red dotted line from the ION Station.
There is a $5 parking charge for the day - bring change or a credit card. Refer to the included map and follow the red dotted line from the C parking lot to the Visitors Centre and on to the Earth Sciences Museum.
Accessible parking is located north of EIT beside the Davis Centre (DC). A parking pass ($5) must be obtained from Parking Services ahead of time for these accessible spaces. Please refer to these locations in the map below.
When entering from Ring Road, please turn onto the side road pictured below to arrive at EIT.
If taking public transit, the easiest stop to get off at is Davis Centre, and then follow the above directions to arrive at EIT via the side road. Alternatively, you can follow directions from Google Maps.
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 Friday, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekends.
Areas of the building that are always available to view include our mining tunnel, rocks 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 pace. Our scavenger hunts for kids offer a great way to tour the museum on your own.
The museum is free to everyone. Booked programs are also free. If you would like to donate funds to support our passion you may do so by going to our Supporters page or via our donation box in the Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre.