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Museum of the Earth

1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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Very educational

My husband and I went here on a whim because our other plans were rained out. We were very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tiffany H
via mobile
Very small but cute.

Brought the kids 4, 8 and 11. They had fun but it was a quick visit since we were done in under two... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
val g
Albany, 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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  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 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 3 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
Reviewed 1 August 2017 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 26 July 2017 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 13 July 2017

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

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 6 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
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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.