Museum's Fabulous Fifteenth Birthday Party

Museum of the Earth's
Fabulous Fifteenth Birthday Party!

September 22, 2018 | 10 - 5 pm
Museum of the Earth
Free admission!

A fifteenth birthday party of Jurassic proportions featuring fifteen fabulous features of the Museum of the Earth! Female Paleontologists, Fossils, Fins, Flippers, Feathers, Ferns, Femurs and lots of Fun! Fill your frontal lobes with fascinating facts, enjoy free admission, partake in fun activities for the whole family, and try a forkful of Cecil’s favorite food- birthday cake!

find fifteen fantastic features of Our Museum--pick up your Frontal Lobes Skull Hunt map then explore, puzzle, and discover to complete your hunt and receive a prize. Search for your own fossils at the Fossil Lab. Staff will be on hand to help identify them. Dress up as a paleontologist, or as part of our birthday party, and take a picture to remember your experience at our Selfie station.

Scheduled events inlude:

  • Storytime -- Stories for the young ones will be in the Jurassic Nook at 11 am.
  • Matt Pritchard will discuss the new book “Gorges History: Landscapes and Geology of the Finger Lakes Region” by late professor Arthur Bloom at noon.
  • Cake cutting and celebration of the Museum's 15th year will be at 2 pm.

Join in on the scavenger hunt to search for females in paleontology and discover their contributions to science. Did you know some dinosaurs had feathers? Come discover more about dinosaurs, and about what is buried in the earth beneath our feet in New York State--like our giant Mastodon. Touch real fossils and learn about New York during the Ice Age. Feel whale items as you learn the story of the Right Whale we call #2030, and find out what lives in our coral reefs.

Find fun interactive activities at the Future Climate station. Our Outreach team is here to answer your questions about climate. Discover the ways they are reaching beyond Ithaca to engage people across the United States about climate change. 

Sign up for Museum membership during the birthday party and get a special discount!