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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 1 week ago
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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 3 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago 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!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank LCarbone23
Reviewed 4 October 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

Thank John N
Reviewed 13 September 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.

1  Thank 975cindyn
Reviewed 10 July 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

1  Thank KathrynSMarch
Reviewed 30 June 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

1  Thank fangio23
Reviewed 21 June 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!

Thank Jo Z
Reviewed 25 April 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

1  Thank captainshark32
Reviewed 14 April 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

2  Thank marimbittersweet
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26 January 2018|
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Response from CarolT162 | Reviewed this property |
Seniors $6, adults $8; children $5, 3 and under free
9 June 2017|
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Response from bluebonnet100 | Reviewed this property |
I think adults will enjoy. Does not take long to tour.