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Museum of the Earth

1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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A fun outing for all ages

This is a very interesting museum located in a beautiful location. The drive up is scenic even on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Horseheads, New York
Great for kids AND parents, grandparents

If you don't have kids of your own borrow one or two and go play and learn together at this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LeGrace B
Ithaca, 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 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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  • Average8%
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1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very interesting museum located in a beautiful location. The drive up is scenic even on a wintery day. It was a nice outing for 2 teens on a day off from school. We hadn't been in years and it was fun to...More

Thank Memmett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't have kids of your own borrow one or two and go play and learn together at this completely fun place to learn a lot --even it you thought you knew it all that.

Thank LeGrace B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Loved the displays, good for adults and child friendly. Anyone interested in dinosaurs, geology or wishing to increase their knowledge would love this. Liked it so much we purchased a membership.

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit with loads of information about the Finger Lakes geology - also a special climate change lecture when we were there- very good!

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here on a whim because our other plans were rained out. We were very surprised by what we had found! Tons of information all over the museum laying out the different times of earths history. The place seemed overall kid...More

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Brought the kids 4, 8 and 11. They had fun but it was a quick visit since we were done in under two hours. There were cute little kids costumes and dinasaur toys for little kids. Lots of science reading for the older kids. The...More

Thank val g
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Spent a couple hours exploring here... very interesting!! I wasn't sure that I was going to like this, but the exhibits are all very well done and I learned a lot. Recommended!

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It was ok price was right don't need to do twice once and done,I wasn't blown away with what I saw ,but I am spoiled, I guess if this museum goes with some of your beliefs you will like

Thank eigram66
Reviewed 14 August 2017 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 5 August 2017 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
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9 June 2017|
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Response from bluebonnet100 | Reviewed this property |
I think adults will enjoy. Does not take long to tour.