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.
Parking is available to visitors at both entrances. Most parking lots accept credit cards but it is wise to bring change. Parking fees vary. We recommend parking in HV or C lot and following the walking directions below. If you are dropping off someone or are using accessible parking, follow the driving directions below.
Walking through the campus:
Driving around Ring Road:
When entering from Ring Road, please turn onto the side road pictured below to arrive at EIT.
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 weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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 tours 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.
We recommend parking in lots HV or C and from there, walking to the museum following the instructions listed under 'How to get here'. If you require further assistance or directions, please stop for help at the Visitor's Centre in South Campus Hall. The Visitor's Centre is open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Parking lot HV - $10.00 deposit on entry, $2.00 per hour, with a refund if applicable on exit. Daily maximum is $10.00. It is also available for entry by coin evenings and weekends after 3:45 pm at a cost of $5.00
Parking lot C - $5.00 per day. Credit or toonies and loonies only.