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Waterloo Region Museum

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Address: 10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7, Canada (Formerly Doon Heritage Crossroads)
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+1 519-748-1914
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09:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our...

Waterloo Region Museum is the largest community museum in Ontario. Our campus of historical attractions includes the Waterloo Region Museum which showcases more than 12,000 years of history in Waterloo Region; Doon Heritage Village - a recreation of rural village in 1914, with more than 20 historic buildings, costumed interpreters and farm animals; the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame honouring individuals and groups who have brought recognition to themselves and Waterloo Region; and the Region of Waterloo Curatorial Centre - our world class artifact preservation and storage facility. The Waterloo Region Museum and the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame are open year round. Doon Heritage Village is open seasonally from May 1 through December 23. The public hours for the museum and village are different at some times of the year.

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loving the dinosaur exxhibio

This dinosaur exhibit is awesome. It is very interactive and quite suitable for young children right up to seniors. I went with my 3 year old grandson and one of my friends and we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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canadians in paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This dinosaur exhibit is awesome. It is very interactive and quite suitable for young children right up to seniors. I went with my 3 year old grandson and one of my friends and we all had fun. There is a life size T-Rex on display, which is pretty mazing.

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Baden, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Dinosaur Exhibit for March Break and enjoyed a great half day! Kids loved the interactive touch screen activities and the skeletons were amazing! Lots of friendly and smiling staff around to answer questions and be of assistance. Very clean, reasonable admission price, would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing exhibit. Completely interactive. The kids loved the "live" dinosaurs on the live screens that appeared to be right there with them. Highly recommend this to all age groups.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great variety of activities My kids loved the video wall the most and many varieties of fossils. The exhibit is small enough for a nice half day visit.

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Kitchener
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I took my grand daughter during the Christmas break and she enjoyed herself immensely. The exhibit (history of Berlin-Kitchener) was set up well and it really gave you a taste of what it was like during that time. Really well done.

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WaterlooRegionMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Waterloo Region Museum, responded to this review

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful addition to the city and full of interesting history about the region. Good for all ages. We took folks from out of town and they quite enjoyed it (and we learned something new, too!)

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I came here with my 3 kiddos (aged 5 - 9) during the Christmas holidays. They had various activities going on for the kids. We saw 2 presentations with Professor Beaker, in one they extracted DNA from grapes and in the other they saw Elephant toothpaste. The kids also got to do a scavenger hunt as we walked through the... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

An excellent history of Waterloo region. Many displays and demonstrations for all age groups. There is theater that shows a great history of the area.

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I went to the Waterloo Region Museum in part because I was curious about the architecture. The building is bright and modern. The exhibit (history of Berlin-Kitchener) was set up well and there was a lot to read and learn. Really enjoyed my visit and would definitely return!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I took my family there for a fun afternoon on a beautiful spring day. It is enjoyable to walk through the Pioneer village and speak to staff and gain a historical perspective of life at that time. The museum was also interesting but as the day was beautiful, we preferred to linger in the village.

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