Museum of the Earth

The Museum of the Earth offers an unique setting for any type of event. The mix of stunning architecture, amazing displays, and open spaces are perfect for large gatherings and make this an enjoyable space for all your guests.


Entire Museum

Museum of the EarthThe Entire Museum is available for you to host the perfect event. Cocktails and seating throughout the Museum will allow your guests to take advantage of the extraordinary venue you have selected. Who wouldn’t love to tell their friends they ate dinner next to a real mastodon? 

208 Seated
500 Standing



Borg Warner Gallery

Museum of the EarthThe Borg Warner Gallery showcases 2-3 special exhibitions per year. Located directly under North Atlantic Right Whale #2030, the largest open space in the Museum sets the stage for all types of events: receptions, dinners, lectures and more.

128 Seated
150 Standing



Ice Age Gallery

Museum of the EarthThe Hyde Park Mastodon takes the stage in the Ice Age Gallery. With direct access to our stunning Gorge Garden, you have the option to host your cocktail hour outside and move inside for an intimate dinner.

32 Seated
50 Standing



Gorge Garden

Museum of the EarthThe Museum of the Earth’s entrance plaza invites you into a “gorge” with our exquisite Gorge Garden at the bottom. Complete with native plants typically found in our local gorges and, of course, a waterfall! The space is available seasonally.

75 Standing



Ray Van Houtte Classroom

Museum of the EarthA great place to host small conferences, birthday parties, meetings or intimate luncheons.

25-60 Seated




Adventures through Time

The Museum offers a variety of educational programs suitable for all ages. Topics range from dinosaurs, life during the Ice Age, to the history of life on Earth. Please inquire if you are interested in adding a programmatic element to your event.

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Museum of the Earth

1259 Trumansburg Rd. (Route 96)
Ithaca, NY.


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