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

Sat Oct 1st, 2016
Categories: Museums

Calling all teachers: you're invited to PRI's annual Teacher Resource Day, a celebration of National Earth Science Week.

Sat Oct 8th, 2016
Categories: Museums

Have a rock with what looks like a shell on it?

Sat Oct 8th, 2016
Categories: Museums

Join us for Fossil Mania as part of National Fossil Day celebrations at the Museum of the Earth!

Sat Nov 12th, 2016
Categories: Museums

Have a rock with what looks like a shell on it? Or maybe befuddled by your child's latest rock discovery?

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