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Museum of the Earth Guided Tour

  • Museum of the Earth 1259 Trumansburg Road Ithaca, NY, 14850 United States (map)

Please join the CNY Humanist Association for an afternoon of inspiration and learning at the Museum of the Earth!

We will meet at 10:00 am at the museum’s admissions desk.

Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), and $6 for youth (4-17). Children 3 and under are free.

Here is our schedule for the day:

10:00 am - Arrival & Introduction

10:30 am - Ancient Seas Over New York Program (30 minutes)

11:00 am - Guided Tour of Exhibits (30 minutes)

11:30 am - Exploration of the other exhibits

The Museum of the Earth offers a wide range of exhibits that appeal to all ages, including Survivors: Up Close With Living Fossils - a hands on exhibit that included a touch tank with various specimens. There are also many places to stop and interact with the exhibits, find fossils, try on dinosaur costumes, read a book, see live animals, watch corals swaying in the waves, and stand next to a real North Atlantic Right Whale skeleton and Real Mastodon skeleton.

About the Museum of the Earth:

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


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!

For directions and more information about the museum, please check out their website here: