Current Exhibits

Feature Gallery

Amazing Pollinators

Get your game on and transform into bees, bats and butterflies in the vibrant world of the Amazing Pollinators. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a visually stunning, playable maze. Hundreds of beautiful interactive flowers are spread across nine environments like lotus flowers in the rainforest, saguaro cactus in the desert, and moon flowers glowing in the black lit Night room, just for nocturnal pollinators.

Main Gallery

What Makes Us Who We Are?

Our main gallery exhibit is called What Makes Us Who We Are? and traces the 12,000 year human history of Waterloo Region, from Indigenous peoples, to community settlement at the start of the 1800s, to the manufacturing heydays of the 1900s, to the high tech sector boom of recent years. 

Mezzanine Gallery

War Memorial 

The Waterloo Region Museum joins all Canadians in recognizing the sacrifices and achievements of the men and women who have served in the cause of peace and freedom around the world.

Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

The Waterloo Region Hall of Fame honours individuals and organizations - now numbering more than 400 - for their significant contributions to the community. 

Outdoor Gallery

Doon Heritage Village

Doon Heritage Village is a picturesque 60-acre living history village. Stroll back in time to the year 1914 and experience historic buildings, period dressed interpreters, and engaging activities for the whole family. Note the Village is currently closed for the season and reopens in May 2021.