This is the last of my series of blogs about educational places we visted last month in Ithaca while staying at the BSA's Camp Barton. Today's blog focuses on the Museum of the Earth, shown above, which is affiliated with Cornell University, the Paleontological Research Institution, and the Cayuga Nature Center. Along with its contents, [...]

This is the last of my series of blogs about educational places we visted last month in Ithaca while staying at the BSA's Camp Barton. Today's blog focuses on the Museum of the Earth, shown above, which is affiliated with Cornell University, the Paleontological Research Institution, and the Cayuga Nature Center. Along with its contents, I admired the building's architecture, which is why I took the above photo.


No bones about it, the Museum of the Earth is a fascinating venue. Actually, as the photo above illustrates, there's plenty of bones about it, and quite a few fossils, too. (If my pun made you groan, I understand.) The musum is lined with a series of colorful dioramas depicting scientists' intrepretation of life here millions of years ago. My favorite part, though, is a huge artist's rendition of life forms through the past 4.5 million years that hangs in the museum's entryway. I would have loved to been the artist who was assigned to do that, although my skills probably wouldn't have looked as impressive.

 

This is the neighboring Paleontological Research Institution. We didn't go inside here, but again, I admired the architecture, so I took a photo.   If you would like to visit, the Musuem of the Earth and the Paleontological Research Institution are located at 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca. No time for a trip? Then visit http://www.priweb.org.