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Upcoming Events

Giant Beaver Breakouts - Save the Giant Beaver!

7:00 PM and 8:30 PM, Thursday, October 19th

5:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 8:30 PM,  October 20-21st

7:00 PM and 8:30 PM, October 26-28th

You will have 60 minutes to crack codes, find clues, solve puzzles, and save the world's most complete giant beaver skeleton before it becomes toast! This isn't an average weekend activity, this is a 60-minute challenge for people who like to solve mysteries and puzzles! more Information HERE

 Click to Register for October 19-21

Click to Register for October 26-28


Earlham Homecoming Open House

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday, October 21st

Tour the museum and contribute a story to our Memories Collection. Did you or a family member contribute specimens to our collections? Ask a Collections student to look them up in our new Database!

Giant Beaver Tshirt Back Redone -0

Museomics and Moore - 1:30 pm, LOCATION TBD

1:30 PM Saturday, October 21st

Biological specimens are a treasure trove of information that is increasingly unlocked with emerging new technologies in genetics, chemistry and computer imaging. We will explore exciting new discoveries made by combining technology with museum specimens, including how next-generation DNA sequencing has founded the field of Museomics, the genetic study of museum specimens. See how collections-based research is helping us understand hidden effects of climate change, identify cures for human disease and more.

Hibernate Station

Hibernation Station

3:00 PM Saturday, October 21st

Where do animals go when it snows? How do they prepare for the long winter? Preschoolers through 1st graders will enjoy the hands-on demonstrations, activities, and a story all centered around animal adaptations for hibernation.


Tracks, Trails, and Traces

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Saturday, October 21st

Discover the animal life in the forest of back campus by investigating the trace evidence they leave behind on an hour long hike with the Joseph Moore Museum student staff. This experience is designed for families with kids 4th grade and up and the young-at-heart nature lover.

3$ entry fee per person.


Owl Prowl

8:00 PM Friday, November 3rd

Have you ever heard an owl before? Well on the night of Saturday the 4th is your chance to whether you have or haven't! We will be meeting out in front of the football stadium at 8 pm for a night hike though back campus, on which hopefully the nesting pair of Barred Owls will join us. Don't worry about knowing how to speak Barred Owl, there will be lots of time to learn on the trail. Just make sure you dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes! Come learn about our Indiana owls, and what makes them so special! 


Climate (un)Fair

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday, November 11th

How will climate change affect your dinner? What is the hidden role of microbes? Try out 15 games and demos created by 140 college faculty and students. Explore climate change through the lenses of

  • Photography
  • Computer science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental literature
  • Geology
  • Psychology
  • Farming
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • and more!

Discover what you can do at our new photographic exhibit. Attendees will have the chance to win prizes and enjoy some of Richmond’s best food trucks! This event is free, educational, and fun for all ages.


“If I had known how much fun this was, I would have come earlier!” 2016 attendee


Study Night in the Museum

9:00 PM Sunday, December 10th

Come join us for a pre-finals study session in the Joseph Moore Museum! Eat donuts and drink coffee while studying for your final exams. Reptiles will facilitate learning. TAs will be available to assist in the studying for finals.



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