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Museum of the Earth
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Come explore the Earth’s past and understand your role in its present and future through a unique mix of natural history displays, interactive science features, and art exhibitions.

Touch and feel history through hands-on exploration of fossils and dinosaurs at Discovery Labs. View more than 650 specimens from the PRI’s world-class collections, including the skeletons of the Hyde Park Mastodon and Right Whale No. 2030.

Enjoy the 500-foot art mural, Rock of Ages, Sands of Time. The Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center are public education venues of the Paleontological Research Institution. PRI is affiliated with Cornell University.

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  • Winter Hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day):
    Mon., Thurs. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 11 am - 5pm.
  • Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day):
    Mon.-Sat. 10 am - 5pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm


  • Adults- $9
  • Student- $7
  • Seniors (over 65) - $7
  • Youth (4-17) - $6
  • Child (0-3) - Free
  • Members- Free
  • EBT Cardholders- $1

Contact & Address

Museum of the Earth at PRI
1259 Trumansburg Rd (Rt 96)
(607) 273-6623

Event Calendar

Events for Museum of the Earth