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Museum of the Earth, Ithaca

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Natural History Museum Science Museum
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  • 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 e...  more »
  • 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 als...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
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  • It was a lot smaller than I had anticipated. A lot of the exhibits were casts and not actual fossils. It was still cool to see, but there's not much there
  • I was lucky enough to be able to stop here for the Ithaca Loves Teachers event. My colleague and I really enjoyed ourselves while walking through time. I will definitely visit again and will recommend my students visit as well!
  • A lot of fun for the whole family. Beautiful photos and exhibits.
  • Good fun for a few hours, need to update the video displays however...
  • Really pretty grounds in the summer! Also there is an exhibit of these weird prehistoric dioramas from the Smithsonian in the 50s where they point out all the inaccuracies, so if you're into weird science irony that's worth checking out. I think the exhibits overall need a little updating though.

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