This museum is located on the Queen's University campus in Miller Hall. For such a small museum it covers a wide range of geological and earth science topics, especially paleontology and mineralogy. Apparently it's mostly used by local school groups but is certainly appropriate for families. There are a number on hands-on activities (a number of items children are encouraged to touch!)
It's clear that the museum doesn't get much funding and is kept going by a small dedicated staff (one professor I believe) and students – they do a great job with the resources they have.
Another item for those interested in museum curation – the museum has a wonderful collection of vintage display cabinets. It's like walking into a museum maybe 80 or more years ago: wonderful cabinetry and display cases. I hope those remain part of the collection!
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