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Museum of the Earth

The Paleontological Research Institution 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.

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.


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Daily: 9am - 5pm


Upcoming Events

First Friday Art Night at the Museum of the Earth – Mark Oros

Visit the Museum of the Earth's Gift Shop on First Friday Art Night, March 1, 2019, to see the “Natural and Digital Patterns Photography” exhibit by Mark...

3/1 5pm
Lost Anatomies--an Evening with Paleo-artist John Gurche

Come join us for a evening with PRI’s artist-in-residence John Gurche, who will give a presentation on his new book “Lost Anatomies, the Evolution of the...

3/8 6:30pm
Drawdown: Reversing Global Warming workshop series

You can help Reverse Global Warming--find out how at the Drawdown: Reversing Global Warming workshop series. Discover your unique contribution to reversing...

4/22 6:30pm

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Museum of the Earth

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