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Local Museums

The History Center
The History Center is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve and encourage access to its unique collections, while designing learning experiences and services that create opportunities for people to learn about themselves and their place in the world.
401 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11am to 5pm, and by appointment.

Museum of the 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.
1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm and Sunday: 11am-5pm

The Sciencenter inspires excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage, educate and empower. The hands-on museum offers guests of all ages more than 250 exhibits, educational programs, a gift shop, and seasonal outdoor science playground and 18-hole mini-golf course. Look, touch, listen & discover at the Sciencenter.
601 1st St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Sunday 12pm-5pm and Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm