Finger Lakes Mineral Club open house is March 10th!

Finger Lakes Mineral Club is March 10, 2019 at the Museum of the Earth!

The Finger Lakes Mineral Club Open House
March 10th from 1 to 4, in conjunction with the Museum of the Earth Free Day 10 to 5.
1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY

Finger Lakes Mineral Club
Finger Lakes Mineral Club

The Finger Lakes Mineral Club was established in 2012 and is in Ithaca, Tompkins County, also serving Cortland and Schuyler Counties, New York. The club promotes interest in field collecting, preservation and study of minerals and fossils, and also promotes interest in the lapidary arts.

Museum of the Earth
1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY

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.
Public Tours
Have you ever wondered what the Earth was like millions of years ago? How changing sea levels, shifting continents, and mass extinctions shaped the world as we know it today?

Take a special guided tour through Earth’s exciting history in A Journey through Time, the Museum’s permanent exhibition hall. Tours meet at the bottom of the Museum ramp and last approximately 30 minutes.
The Paleontological Research Institution serves society by increasing and disseminating knowledge about the history of life on Earth.

Founded in 1932, the Paleontological Research Institution has outstanding programs in research, collections, publications, and public education. The Institution cares for a collection of nearly three million specimens (one of the 10 largest in the U.S.), and publishes Bulletins of American Paleontology, the oldest paleontological journal in the Western Hemisphere, begun in 1895. PRI is a national leader in the development of informal (i.e., outside the classroom) Earth science education resources for educators and the general public.

PRI’s Museum of the Earth was established in 2003 to provide the general public with a unique opportunity to explore our world through a mix of natural history displays, interactive science features, and art exhibitions. The museum’s 8,000-square-foot permanent exhibition takes visitors on a journey through 4.5 billion years of history, from the Earth’s origin to the present day. Through hands-on, visual exhibitions and outreach, the Museum of the Earth encourages critical thinking about life on Earth in the past and today, and how our species is affecting the natural world.

In 2013, the Cayuga Nature Center became PRI’s newest public venue for education. The Nature Center cultivates an awareness, appreciation, and responsibility for the natural world through outdoor and environmental education. The goal is to transform the Nature Center into a premier educational center for teaching and learning about the impact of climate change on the fauna and flora of Tompkins County.

PRI and its two public venues for education, the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, are separate from, but formally affiliated with Cornell University, and interact closely with numerous University departments in research, teaching, and public outreach.

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