Science: Museum of the Earth, Our Expanding Oceans
Location: Museum of the Earth, 1259 Trumansburg Rd. (Rt 96), Ithaca
Fee: Half-price admission with VIT or Pet pass
Museum of the Earth and Paleontological Research Institution offer a remarkable glimpse into 4.5 billion years of Earth history, from the first spark of life to the present day. The museum’s vast fossil collections, hands-on-exhibits and live demonstrations make it ideal for explorers of all ages.
In Our Expanding Oceans, an exciting exhibition scheduled to open at the Museum on January 25, 2013 it highlights the expansion of our planet’s waters in areas ranging from New Orleans to Venice to the Atafu Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Artist Mary Edna Fraser works with aerial and satellite photographs of at-risk landscapes, transferring them onto dyed silk, called batik. Created in partnership with renowned geoscientist Dr. Orrin Pilkey, this exhibit uses art to educate us on the unseen ways climate change is affecting many sites across our planet.
Friday February 15th through Tuesday February 19th at 11:00 am – Special youth programming exploring our current exhibit, Our Expanding Oceans.
Sat, Feb. 16th, 10am – 1pm
Darwin Days Family Day
Join the Paleontological Research Institution for its annual celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday. This year join us at the Cayuga Nature Center for fun activities and programs for the whole family!
Monday February 18, Wednesday February 20, Friday February 22 at 11:30am, and Saturday February 23 at 11am – Journey through Time. Join a guided tour through our permanent exhibits and explore 3.5 billion years of life on earth!
Info: 607/273-6623, www.museumoftheearth.org.