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Museum of the Earth

1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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Terrific trip back in time with a knowldgeable guide

This is a paleontology museum with many activities for all ages as well as wonderful displays... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2016
Burdett, New York
great little museum for your dino lover

My 3 year old daughter is OBSESSED with dinosaurs so we made a trip to Ithaca while visiting my... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2016
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-1313
+1 607-273-6623
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is a paleontology museum with many activities for all ages as well as wonderful displays including a mammoth discovered locally. Great for kids as well as adults. A very good family destination.

Thank KestrelHaven
Reviewed September 9, 2016

My 3 year old daughter is OBSESSED with dinosaurs so we made a trip to Ithaca while visiting my inlaws who live outside Syracuse. it's a small museum but worth it if you have a science or dino lover in your family. it was very...More

1  Thank LisaPunk01
Reviewed August 30, 2016

This place was a complete surprise to me. It is wonderful -- its fossil collection is superb, and it tells the story of earth way better than other places -- even better than the huge science museums. They have not only a section of the...More

Thank vermontvireo
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Great for kids and adults. Many interesting items in this tour through time. Let the kids dig for fossils ,a good rainy afternoon spent

Thank bfnt990
Reviewed July 27, 2016

This small museum is all about fossils. The displays were interesting and presented well and there were some hands on activities for the kids. They have several unique full size skeletons. A senior admission is $6.

Thank OldBoyScoutFox
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice time, had lots of fossils, very reasonably priced and was not crowded when we were there. I would recommend

Thank Cliff N
Reviewed July 2, 2016

This museum is definitely off the beaten path but well worth a visit. We enjoyed seeing the Hyde Park mastodon as well as all the other exhibits. The museum wasn't terribly crowded and we enjoyed being able to explore the exhibits at our leisure. What...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed July 2, 2016

There's a free audio guide but it only covers the mural. The exhibits were well done (says the geologist).

Thank Geoviki
Reviewed May 15, 2016

A great gem of a museum. Small, but packed with information of every period of our earth from inception of our universe to now. Amanda at the front desk was full of information and more than glad to answer any questions. There were numerous children...More

1  Thank bbbob84
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I'm a local and yet I just went to the Museum of the Earth. What a mistake--it's wonderful. Every corner offers something new to see. Can't wait to return!

1  Thank ithacan2015
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