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Museum of the Earth

1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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Two hours well spent

This is a museum built to house the fossil collection of a local professor. There is an extensive... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amy C
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Very interesting

Our grandsons asked if we would take them here yesterday. It was very interesting. They really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol T
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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 permanent exhibition takes visitors on a journey through 4.5 billion years of history, from the Earth's origin to the present day. Through hands-on, visual exhibitions and outreach, the Museum of the Earth encourages critical thinking about life on Earth in the past and today, and how our species is affecting the natural world.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a museum built to house the fossil collection of a local professor. There is an extensive collection of sea life fossils. The emphasis is not on dinosaurs but rather how life has changed and evolved in this part of the world. It's a...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our grandsons asked if we would take them here yesterday. It was very interesting. They really enjoyed the buzz saw sharks. The whale skeleton is awesome! The mammoth and dinosaur era exhibits are also interesting. They also enjoyed making something out of a penny to...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the buzz saw sharks special exhibit which featured some really cool paintings. Mastodon and right whale skeletons are pretty amazing. Younger kids into dinos will go nuts here. My 13-year-old and I spent a nice hour.

Thank Lumpyspacequeen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice museum! A bit of a high price for the extension of the exhibit, but it does have an extensive and beautiful collection of artifacts from the the region. It goes through the different periods of the Earth's natural history- featuring...More

Thank TravellingFranco
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Tucked away just outside Ithaca. Fabulous well done displays. Great for kids and adults alike. A real gem.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 5 July 2017

It's a great place to be during the day. Small but very informative museum. Exhibits are organized well. There is something for all ages. Kids will definitely have a blast as there are some activities for them.

Thank Muntasir
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Thus museum packs hundreds (maybe thousands) of fossils into a small space. And there are many displays and videos along the way. Suitable for all ages.

Thank BSchug
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Visited with our 10 year old grandson who is a budding paleontologist, and he totally loved it. We spent three hours there. The museum is nicely arranged by geologic time period with short videos in each room. Many of the fossils are from NY State...More

Thank StamfordBetty
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The museum was small but interesting. Take time to read about history of its founders near the entrance. Does not take long to tour. Small gift shop.

Thank bluebonnet100
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to see this museum! Great artifacts and photo ops although smaller than I anticipated. Friendly staff and reasonably priced.

Thank hmhmec
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Response from bluebonnet100 | Reviewed this property |
I think adults will enjoy. Does not take long to tour.