Annual Fund Campaign

Support for education and research in natural history, climate science, and forest ecology.

Your donation to PRI’s Annual Fund directly supports our public educational programs, exhibits, collections, and research. Your generosity signifies your appreciation for the far-reaching and long-term impact of science literacy and original research, and makes you a partner with us in all our efforts.

Our research, collections care, and the operation of the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center are made possible in large part by the gifts of private donors. Grants and other support help to fund many of our projects, but it is donations like yours upon which we depend for continuing, mission critical activities. For that, we are deeply grateful.

Every gift matters! Every gift is a vote of support that affirms the value of our work and keeps us vibrant.On behalf of everyone at PRI — thank you.

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About the Organization

Paleontological Research Institution, Museum of the Earth, and Cayuga Nature Center

The Paleontological Research Institution and its two public educational venues, the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the Earth's past, present, and future, as well as resources for scientists and educators.

PRI is a national leader in the development of informal (i.e., outside the classroom) Earth science education resources for educators and the general public.

The Museum of the Earth provides the general public with a unique opportunity to explore Earth's past through natural history displays, events and programs, and rotating exhibitions highlighting the intersection of art and science. The museum’s permanent exhibition takes visitors on a journey through 4.5 billion years of history, and encourages critical thinking about life in the past and in the future.

The Cayuga Nature Center provides indoor and outdoor opportunities to learn about the Earth and its life, focusing especially on the natural history of the Cayuga Basin. The nature center also cares for a variety of unreleasable and surrendered...

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