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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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. On Wednesdays, 1 pm - 3 pm, we have Summer STEAM: Patterns in Science and Art. The natural world is awash in unique patterns, from the golden ratio of a nautilus shell to the tessellation of a snake’s scales. There are specimens from the Museum's collection that you can touch, and Museum Educator Emily will have a unique craft for everyone to get in touch with their artistic side while exploring our beautiful planet.
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.