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Museum of the Earth, Ithaca

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Science Museum
The Museum of the Earth is a natural history museum located in Ithaca, New York. The museum was opened in 2003 as part of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), an independent organization pursuing research and education in the history of the Earth and its life. Both PRI and the Museum of the Earth are formally affiliated with Cornell University. The Museum of the Earth is home to Earth science exhibits and science-related art displays with a focus on the concurrent evolution of the Earth and life.

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  • The museum of earth is a realveducting museum and it is a must for all children and adults. It is presented in a beautiful show  more »
  • I was between a 3 and a 4. I went with 4 stars because, though not the biggest or most impressive, it’s very clean, clearly laid out, and informative. It’s not meant to be the Smithsonian, but is.....  more »
  • Great museum to go with the family. Our grandchildren and adult family members enjoyed the hands-on activities. A good educational experience for all of us!
  • I took my kids to the museum. I loved how they have a kids area with toys and books and Hands-On activities. Absolutely wonderful we will be returning
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