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Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:00am to 12:30pm
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. On Thursdays, 11 am - 12:30 pm, you can meet Eco, our Boa Constrictor, who is one of the Animal Ambassadors from the Cayuga Nature Center, and part of our “Survivors: Up Close with Living Fossils” special exhibit. Did you know that a boa constrictors can live up to thirty years, or that they can give birth to up to 60 babies at a time? It’s true! Come learn all about boa constrictors and the role they play in the environment while meeting with Eco. Eco is one of our most experienced Animal Ambassadors, making this a wonderful opportunity for those hesitant around snakes to meet with one in a safe, controlled environment.
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.