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Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:00am
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 Fridays at 11 am join one of our Museum educators for a guided tour of our newest special exhibit, “Survivors: Up Close with Living Fossils.” Our Living Fossils exhibit presents the evolutionary history of some of our planet’s most unique species, both abroad and local, whose bodies have stood the test of the time and remained mostly unchanged throughout eons. 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.