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Museum of the Earth

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Cutest museum!

My boyfriend and I went here this weekend on our trip to Ithaca and it was the cutest! Cheap ($9... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
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The museum is organized in such a way that the visitor "travels" through life on earth from the... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Delhi, New York
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PRI's Museum of the Earth was established in 2003 to provide visitors with a unique opportunity to explore our world through a mix of natural history displays, interactive science features, and art exhibitions. The museum's 8,000-square-foot...more
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1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here this weekend on our trip to Ithaca and it was the cutest! Cheap ($9 for adults) for what you’re getting! I definitely recommend going there!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cccarle
Reviewed October 19, 2018

The museum is organized in such a way that the visitor "travels" through life on earth from the pre-Cambrian through the last Ice Age. There were activity centers for children but they were not staffed on this post-season weekday; indeed there were only a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CatskillBob
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a great hidden museum—it’s been open 15 years, but I had never heard of it. We took my five-year old son there, and he loved it. He found two real fossils! He loved seeing the dinosaur and other animal skeletons, especially the woolly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LCarbone23
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I've never been that interested in paleontology and usually give a quick look when displayed in other museums. This museum brought out something in me that sparked an interest I can't explain. Through the use of interactive videos, displays of artifacts and fossils from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John N
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We stopped by on a whim and were pleasently surprised. Museum is small but interesting. The rooms are organized by time period and have some interesting facts that neither myself nor my husband had know before.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 975cindyn
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This local Museum is very special. It is totally dedicated to explaining the prehistory and geology of the Finger Lakes Region. It manages to do this with very few bells and whistles because it has a very special number of specimens in its collection. Having...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KathrynSMarch
Reviewed June 29, 2018

I am an evolutionary biologist and have visited countless museums dealing with this broad subject matter. The MotE does a good job that is typical of the area and has a high density of excellent quality fossils and casts and a good treatment of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank fangio23
Reviewed June 20, 2018

What a fabulous place to learn about the Upstate, NY area. There is so much to see in this museum. Kids love it and so do the big kids!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jo Z
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Stopped here with my brother and both our families during a visit to the area. We HAD to have this place on the list because our four year old is a dino-fanatic! He talked with the man in the booth about how he goes about...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank captainshark32
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Kids will love this place. We were a group of adults (20 -50 somethings) and we still found it fascinating. We stopped and talked to the man in the prep area and learned a lot about the museum and how they get the specimens. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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January 25, 2018|
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Response from toastboy1 | Reviewed this property |
We became members, But adults were $8 children were $5
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Response from bluebonnet100 | Reviewed this property |
I think adults will enjoy. Does not take long to tour.