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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...more
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Spent several hours touring the wonderful exhibits at the museum! Love stopping often to watch videos set up in each display to clarify what is being displayed. Our favorite is watching children be allowed to actually get involved—touching rocks and fossils is definitely allowed! The...More
I went here with my girlfriend's family on a whim and I was actually surprised how much content there was here. The most famous exhibit is the whale skeleton upon entering, but you can see countless fossils from all geological ages, skeletal reconstructions and depictions...More
The museum is organized in such a way that the visitor "travels" through life on earth from the pre-Cambrian through the last Ice Age. There were activity centers for children but they were not staffed on this post-season weekday; indeed there were only a very...More
This is a great hidden museum—it’s been open 15 years, but I had never heard of it. We took my five-year old son there, and he loved it. He found two real fossils! He loved seeing the dinosaur and other animal skeletons, especially the woolly...More
I've never been that interested in paleontology and usually give a quick look when displayed in other museums. This museum brought out something in me that sparked an interest I can't explain. Through the use of interactive videos, displays of artifacts and fossils from the...More
We stopped by on a whim and were pleasently surprised. Museum is small but interesting. The rooms are organized by time period and have some interesting facts that neither myself nor my husband had know before.
This local Museum is very special. It is totally dedicated to explaining the prehistory and geology of the Finger Lakes Region. It manages to do this with very few bells and whistles because it has a very special number of specimens in its collection. Having...More
I am an evolutionary biologist and have visited countless museums dealing with this broad subject matter. The MotE does a good job that is typical of the area and has a high density of excellent quality fossils and casts and a good treatment of the...More