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Museum of the Earth

1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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High quality displays, easy to understand

Visited with our 10 year old grandson who is a budding paleontologist, and he totally loved it. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stamford, Connecticut
Small But Nice Museum

The museum was small but interesting. Take time to read about history of its founders near the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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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%
  • Poor1%
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1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with our 10 year old grandson who is a budding paleontologist, and he totally loved it. We spent three hours there. The museum is nicely arranged by geologic time period with short videos in each room. Many of the fossils are from NY State...More

Thank StamfordBetty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was small but interesting. Take time to read about history of its founders near the entrance. Does not take long to tour. Small gift shop.

Thank bluebonnet100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so excited to see this museum! Great artifacts and photo ops although smaller than I anticipated. Friendly staff and reasonably priced.

Thank hmhmec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the side-effects of having moved all over the country over the last five years is that I've been to a LOT of museums just like this; we were only there last week, and I already can't remember too much that stood out to...More

1  Thank chairduck
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I visit the Museum of the Earth a few times each year and it is usually enjoyable. Ithaca is a respectively small city, so to have something like this here is pretty awesome. They have a lot of great hand-me-downs from the Smithsonian, which are...More

Thank Josh M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Hardly anyone goes here because it's a bit out of the way. It was TERRIFIC fun and had many interesting exhibits for all ages. The whale skeleton on display is awesome. The gift shop had some neat things.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The whole family was able to enjoy the Museum of the Earth. Our 3 year old son loved the dinosaur area where he could pretend to be a paleontologist and my 10 year old daughter loved looking at the fossils. The museum has a great...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Who would have thought that a world-class fossil collection and reconstruction was lurking in the outskirts of Ithaca? Perhaps the most surprising thing about the Museum of the Earth is the large pile of fossil-rich rock out front where you can dig and collect your...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Great displays and fossils which do a great job of explaining the evolution of life on earth over the different periods and nice explanations of the ice age

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough about this place. Wonderful. So interesting and informative. Kids would love to go.

Thank K S
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Is this a good visit for adults ? Or more for kids?
9 June 2017|
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Response from bluebonnet100 | Reviewed this property |
I think adults will enjoy. Does not take long to tour.