We stopped in for a quick visit. The museum is nicely laid out with some good exhibits. Would be nice for a school class visit. Interesting and educational.
We've visited this museum several times . Located in Ithaca, NY, on Cayuga Lake, there are gorges, waterfalls and many parks nearby. This is a nice trip to combine with other local sights, shopping or restaurants. Buildings near the museum's entrance make you feel like you're going to a mysterious place in old England, but the museum itself is modern.... More
The brochure said to allow at least 2 hrs to see exhibits. Let me tell you this.....it took us over 3 hrs. and still had to hurry through some of it. This is not a "dislike" because we had the time of our life and enjoyed learning so much from here. Every staff member was so helpful and added to... More
OK for the kids but I was not impressed with the place. I have come here several time over the past 18 years and think they could have spent their money in much better ways. Not well organized and very shabby if you are familiar with fossils and the like..
We love going to the Museum of the Earth and recently purchased a membership as they have temporary displays quarterly. Staff are always pleasant, friendly and helpful, the museum is always clean and exploring the evolution of the Earth is done in a fun way that provides education to children and adults. My son is 13, the first time we... More
This museum is very education and lots of fun for the entire family. We really enjoyed our visit here. Plan to be here at least 2-3 hours. Being outdoorsy people we saved this for a rainy day. it was a perfect way to have some fun, escape the rain and the kids learned a lot! Plenty to see and do... More
Adults and older kids who are interested in the Earth's history will enjoy a visit to this small but thoughtfully presented museum. Well coordinated hands-on exhibits and short (5 minute) films document the creation of the earth in separate areas. Each segment is so well done that it seems almost impossible to "skip through" without seeing everything. If you have... More
This place is a great place to bring children and curious adults. The main exhibits change often so there is always something different to see. The price is very reasonable and the educational opportunities are endless.
Very interesting museum. The exhibits are first rate. There are interactive items In each room as well as brief video overview of the period depicted (Cretaceous Jurassic etc.). Plenty of staff available to answer questions and provide additional information. My teenage sons and I spent about 2 hours to view the entire museum.
We have visited Ithaca every summer for the last thirty years or more and we thought we had seen everything. But, no, this little gem was new to us and it was extraordinary! A lot of interactive exhibits, things for the kids to do, fossils, of course, and well-put-together exhibits that tell the finger lakes story. Not to miss...
If you own or manage Museum of the Earth, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.Manage your listing