On Exhibit

Birds, Rocks, Mastodons and Moore: Exhibits at the Joseph Moore Museum

The museum has exhibits focused on Indiana's natural history from the present day back to the Ordovician period 350 million years ago. You won't want to miss the most complete skeleton of a Giant Beaver in the world or our passenger pigeons, both species that are now extinct. Also check out the Ralph Teetor Planetarium, just ask the museum host for a show!

Under the direction of Heather Lerner, the museum is now developing special rotating exhibits to be on display for limited periods of time as well as interactive learning centers throughout the museum.

Permanent Exhibits

smilodon2_wwpPaleontology (the BIG skeletons)

See a giant beaver, a mastodon, a giant ground sloth, a dire wolf, and learn when these giant mammals lived in Indiana.

Insects

Learn about insects and their connections to humans. Featuring an ant tunnel, ant nest cast, pinned specimens and live aquatic insects.  

Indiana Birds of Prey

This exhibit highlights the fascinating predatory birds of Indiana: identify owls, eagles, hawks and much moore!

The Indiana Marshland

See the birds of Indiana marshes. Many, like the whooping crane, are now rare species in the wild.

deerskeleton_wwpIndiana Mammals

Learn about Indiana mammals and the adaptations that help them survive in their natural habitats.

Fossils and Geology

Did you know Richmond has some of the best fossils in the nation? Learn all about the rocks and fossils of this geologically rich area.

The Mummy

One of Indiana's two mummies (the other is also in Richmond), ours has a fascinating story with many unsolved mysteries!

nioka1_wwpLive Reptiles

Meet our friendly snakes, turtles, iguana, and bearded dragon, all while you learn about their lives and habitats.

The Discovery Room

Get down and dirty with natural science--this room is full of things to see, touch, and explore. 

Ralph Teetor Planetarium

Ask a museum host to take you on a tour of the night sky.

Rotating Exhibits

Mars Mania!

With support from NASA, our Mars Mania exhibit features displays on the Curiosity Rover and its Earlham connection, Mars as Art photographs where you can make your own art, and Mars in 3-D.

 

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47374-4095
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