Museum of the Earth

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1259 Trumansburg Road, Trumansburg, NY, USA
Museum of the Earth - Hyde Park Mastodon at Museum of the Earth
Museum of the Earth - Sink your teeth into this exhibit!
Museum of the Earth - One of many tasteful presentations at Museum of the Earth
Museum of the Earth - Right Whale skeleton at Museum of the Earth
Museum of the Earth - One of the awesome art pieces for the 'Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway' exhibit at Museum of the Earth
Museum of the Earth - Entrance to Museum of the Earth...
Museum of the Earth - Another interesting exhibit at Museum of the Earth

Museum of the Earth Trumansburg Reviews

vances vances
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Museum of the Earth Jul 01, 2011
Museum of the Earth was opened in 2003 by the esteemed Paleontological Research Institute (PRI). PRI is a foundation leading the way in natural science discovery programs outside of the classroom and Museum of the Earth reflects what an amazing job they do. I have rarely stumbled upon museums where the exhibits fascinate young and old at the same time, but there is a wealth of interesting information presented in engaging ways.

I was fortunate enough to be here during the current exhibit, Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway. The exhibit is based on a book by the same name, authored by a paleontologist and an artist (the “paleo-nerd duo”) who roamed the US West one summer collecting fossils. The paintings are amusing and wonderful: I was informed that dinosaurs in the paintings are supposed to be quite accurate, but there is great humor in the theme of each (not to mention a hidden cheeseburger in each one!).

Highlights of the museum include enormous skeletons of the Hyde Park mastodon (one of the most complete specimens around) and a right whale. All of the exhibits are tasteful and often feature some quality “hands on” interaction. The major theme of the museum is evolution, taken from a very long term perspective (i.e., they walk you through the major historical eras and point out key changes in life forms during that period). I left wishing my daughter had been along so she could have enjoyed as well!
Entrance to Museum of the Earth...
Hyde Park Mastodon at Museum of th…
Sink your teeth into this exhibit!
One of many tasteful presentations…
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alyssa_ob says:
Cool place! I'm not a huge paleo fan, but this looks nice!
Posted on: Jul 29, 2011
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