Museum of the Earth

1259 Trumansburg Road, Route 96, Ithaca, NY
Capacity: 500 people

About Museum of the Earth

The Paleontological Research Institution’s Museum of the Earth features the chronology of the Earth and its life over the last 550 million years, and is a public vehicle and resource to engage visitors of all ages to learn about the natural history of our planets past present and future through the disciplines of paleontology, biology and geology. The Museum allows visitors to experience what life was like in three ancient worlds of New York state: Beneath an Ancient Sea, Where Dinosaurs Walked, and A World Carved by Ice through the use of dynamic permanent and temporary exhibits utilizing PRI’s 3 million specimen collection, one of the nations largest and finest fossil collections, as well as a range of special exhibitions of art and other supplemental programming. The captivating 500-foot mural, Rock of Ages Sands of Time by artist Barbara Page, leads the way to object theatres and Discovery Lab Stations that allow visitors to touch and feel the Earth’s history through hands-on exploration of fossils. Also on display are the skeletons of North Atlantic Right Whale #2030, an endangered whale species, and the 14,500 year-old Hyde Park Mastodon.

Package Pricing

Full Wedding Package
Attendees: 2-250 | $2,750 /event
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces

Entire Museum
Entire Museum
Ray Van Houtte Museum Classroom
Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 500
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 3