Maize Opening Reception
Friday, March 11
Join us for an opening reception to celebrate our newest temporary exhibit. Learn all about maize, more commonly known as corn, why it is important, and how it has changed over the years. Refreshments will be served. Suggested donation of $10 per person would be appreciated.
Maize Family Day
Saturday, March 12
11 am to 3 pm
Come join us for Maize Family Day with family friendly crafts and activities. Explore the science of why maize has been one of the most significant crops to humankind for thousands of years and why it continues to surprise us. Make cornhusk dolls, do experiments on corn products, and more!
Natural History at Noon
Saturday, March 5
Join Dr. Val R. Beasley of Cornell University for a talk on ecosystem health. Given that we are causing an accelerating sixth extinction, can we turn the corner to a brighter future with recovering biodiversity in synchrony with gains in human, domestic animal, wildlife, ecosystem, and economic health?
History of Life
March 24, April 7, 14, 21, 28, & May 5
Every Fall and Spring, the Museum of the Earth offers a
6-week community education and volunteer training course. The 2011 Spring course will highlight various staff and volunteer research. This course is free and open to all members of the community. *Please note, this course is taught at a high school to college-level so bringing children is strongly discouraged.* To view each week’s topic and presenter, click here. For more information please contact Jaime Hazard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Day: Sunday, March 20
Ice Age Skulls!
Every Sunday in March from 11 am to 5 pm
Put your detective skills to work! Visit the Ice Age exhibit to examine some of the new extinct mammal specimens. They’re sure to impress! We won’t tell you their identities, instead, you will be given clues. Then one of our talented volunteers will teach you how to draw them. Regular admission fees apply.
For more information call 607-273-6623 x 33.
A Night at the Museum of the Earth
Friday, April 8 – Saturday, April 9
Have you ever wondered what happens at Museum of the Earth when the lights go out at night? Come join us for a slumber party full of fun and educational activities. The night includes a flashlight tour through the Museum, a scavenger hunt for a chance to get up close and personal with our specimens, and much more before you snuggle in for the night under our Right Whale skeleton! We will provide bedtime snacks and breakfast in the morning. You provide a sleeping bag and a sense of adventure!
Members: $30 for children, $20 for adult
Nonmembers: $40 for children, $30 for adult
Ages 5-12 welcome, 1 adult per 3 children
Register today by emailing Johanna Batman at email@example.com
Be sure to get outside this season at the Cayuga Nature Center. Here is a sampling of what is coming up – be sure to visit CNC’s events page for a full listing of events.
CNC Annual Maple Festival
March 26-27, 2011
Join us at CNC’s historic lodge for a fun-filled family day. We will be having craft tables, various vendors (much more than the past years!!), bands, and of course pancakes with pure NY maple syrup! Events will be taking place throughout the day (9am-4pm). Pancake breakfast will be served 9am-2pm. Children ages 2-11 $5; Adults $10; Families of 4-6 $25.
Who wants to be stuck inside on spring break? The world around you is coming back to life after its long winters nap…why not join it? Come to CNC for a fun filled week of programming and outdoor activities. Camp runs each day 9 am – 4 pm with free before and after camp care from 8am-5pm.
Ages: 5 – 12
For more information, contact the CNC at 607-273-6260 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All campers must be registered by April 14th.
June 27 – September 2
With summer approaching, it’s time to find the right summer camp. Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center will be offering 10 weeks of camp this year. Building on the strengths of the CNC’s landscape, tree house, and animals, Museum of the Earth will be on hand to add fossils, rocks, and so much more to the camp offerings. Each week of camp has a specific theme. We will be having special guests each week to help provide awesome programming. For more information click here.