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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00am to 1:00pm
Museum of the Earth
1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
The Museum of the Earth is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day during the summer, and we have special programs running weekdays and Saturdays. Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a museum? On Wednesdays, from 11 am -1 pm, join Research Assistant Jaleigh as she shares a day in the life of a scientist and describes the importance of conservation paleobiology research. Guests will have an opportunity to learn about oyster conservation and try their hand at an oyster matching game!
While you are at the Museum, explore the fascinating world of organisms seemingly forgotten by time in our “Survivors: Up Close with Living Fossils” special exhibit at the Museum. Why and how have these plants, animals, and microbes -- from horseshoe crabs and spotted gar to stromatolites and dawn redwoods -- changed so little over millions of years? In this engaging, interactive exhibit, you'll discover the captivating stories behind the evolution, conservation, and discovery of the creatures we call "living fossils." Get up close and personal with horseshoe crabs and sea stars in our special touch tank and view rare fossil and modern specimens from PRI's world-class collection alongside live Animal Ambassadors from the Cayuga Nature Center. The exhibit will run through September 2, 2019.