Museum of the Earth

1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY (Directions)

Explore Earth and its prehistoric past—from the tiniest trilobite to the mighty mastodon—through engaging displays, hands-on features, stunning fossils, and science-inspired art.

Unearth and take home your own fossils from Fossil Lab.

Marvel at the Hyde Park Mastodon, one of the most complete mastodon skeletons ever found, and the 44-foot Right Whale #2030.

Watch paleontologists uncover dinosaur bones and other exciting fossils in Prep Lab.


Hyde Park Mastodon

Museum of the Earth


Journey 540 million years back in time with the 500-foot mural Rock of Ages, Sands of Time.

Continue your journey from the past into the future with special exhibitions, lectures, family-friendly programs, and more!



Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Daily: 10am - 5pm

Winter Hours (Labor Day through Memorial Day)
Thu - Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue - Wed: Closed

Holiday Hours

The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. We close at 2 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

The Museum is open all week during the local school (Ithaca and Trumansburg) break weeks: Holiday Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break.



Individual Admission Rates

Adult $9

Senior (65+) $7

College Student (with ID) $7

Youth (4-17) $6

Child (3 and under) Free

Members Free

EBT cardholders $1




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We are proud members of:

Ithaca’s Discovery Trail     ASTC     Museums for All     Blue Star Museums


The Museum of the Earth is an educational venue of the Paleontological Research Institution.

Museum of the Earth