Museum of the Earth, Ithaca

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The Museum of the Earth is a natural history museum located in Ithaca, New York. The museum was opened in 2003 as part of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), an independent organization pursuing research and education in the history of the Earth and its life. Both PRI and the Museum of the Earth are formally affiliated with Cornell University. The Museum of the Earth is home to Earth science exhibits and science-related art displays with a focus on the concurrent evolution of the Earth and life.
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  • Been wanting to go here for a few years and finally made it happen. We arrived early and I liked the design of the building as well as some of the outside art. We walked in to see a skeleton of a...  more »
  • This is a great small museum showcasing the pre-history of the area from planet formation to the age of mammals. There was also an excellent separate exhibit about bees.  more »
  • A really nice museum with lots of great artifacts and information about our geological and paleontological past. The entire family had a great time.  more »
  • Great museum to go with the family. Our grandchildren and adult family members enjoyed the hands-on activities. A good educational experience for all of us!
  • I took my kids to the museum. I loved how they have a kids area with toys and books and Hands-On activities. Absolutely wonderful we will be returning
  • Truly an amazing place to visit by yourself or with family and friends. I had a wonderful experience there. So many things to learn and see!
  • A nice place for a visit. You might not enjoy the place if you're not an enthusiast in anthropology. They don't have any food accessible. But it's a good one time visit.
  • Nice museum! Plenty to see and do for a few hours. We loved the exhibits and had a great time at the touch tank (only available at certain times) and the fossil dig area.

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