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Museum of the Earth

1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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A must stop for our dinosaur loving 4yr old!!

Stopped here with my brother and both our families during a visit to the area. We HAD to have this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
captainshark32
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Saint Ignace, Michigan
Stop and talk to the prep lab people

Kids will love this place. We were a group of adults (20 -50 somethings) and we still found it... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
marimbittersweet
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
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+1 607-273-6623
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank marimbittersweet
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We visited this site on our way home to Pennsylvania after a week-long trip to Ottawa and the Rochester-Buffalo-Canandaigua area. We love natural history and science and enjoy learning about our world. Unfortunately, the displays in this museum in general included too much bias for...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I visited with my 11 year old granddaughter during the February Break Teacher Appreciation Week. I was there for the first time, she had been with a school trip as well as with her family. My admission was free...and she was half price...a definite bargain....More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We went on the last day of Darwin Week and were impressed with the number of volunteers and activities for all. We saw living tardigrades and you can't find those just anywhere. Well organized, the exhibits give the behind the scenes stories of what is...More

Thank Elaine H
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

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.

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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
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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 11 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
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pastagirldf
26 January 2018|
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Response from Carol T | Reviewed this property |
Seniors $6, adults $8; children $5, 3 and under free
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jbw3slome
9 June 2017|
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Response from bluebonnet100 | Reviewed this property |
I think adults will enjoy. Does not take long to tour.
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