Museum of the Earth


ADDRESS: 1259 Trumansburg Road Ithaca, NY 14850

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) is a natural history museum located in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1932, PRI has outstanding programs in research, collections, publications, and public outreach. The Institution cares for a collection of 2-3 million specimens (one of the 10 largests in the U.S.), and publishes the oldest paleontological journal in the Western Hemisphere (Bulletins of American Paleontology, begun in 1895). In 2003 PRI opened the Museum of the Earth on its campus on Ithaca's West Hill, overlooking Cayuga Lake. The Museum is an 18,000-square-foot education and exhibit facility whose exhibits and programs cover the entire spectrum of the history of the Earth and its life, with a particular focus on the Northeastern United States.

Events at Museum of the Earth

Thu Oct 8th, 2015 Thu Oct 15th, 2015 Thu Oct 29th, 2015 Thu Nov 5th, 2015 Thu Nov 12th, 2015 Thu Nov 19th, 2015 Thu Nov 26th, 2015 Thu Oct 22nd, 2015

Stories that rock your world!

Sat Oct 10th, 2015 Sat Nov 14th, 2015
Categories: Museums, Workshops

Get your mystery fossil identified!

Sun Oct 11th, 2015 Wed Nov 11th, 2015
Categories: Museums, Workshops

Bring your mystery minerals!

Categories: Galleries, Museums

" The History of Life Course will include a total of six presentations and will focus on the diversification of life throughout our planet’s 4 billion year journey. There will be a variety of interesting topics each Monday ranging from ancient seas in New York State, the emergence and domination of reptiles, to the arms race in the sea. The first presentation will be: ""Perspective on Life""-Discover nearly 4 billion years of life, from its origin to the diversification of animals. "

Sat Oct 17th, 2015
Categories: Galleries, Museums

Come celebrate the opening of a fascinating new temporary exhibit, showcasing a series of transferred objects from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

Thu Oct 29th, 2015
Categories: Museums

Enjoy activities such as liquid nitrogen ice cream, gazing at stars and learn fun facts about astronomy.

Fri Oct 30th, 2015
Categories: Museums

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