The Joseph Moore Museum inspires learners of all ages to connect with and appreciate nature, including the ancient world and its peoples, using a scientific lens.

The museum employs Earlham students to learn about museum education through work as tour guides, curators, animal caretakers, and exhibit specialists.

Thousands of school children from Wayne County along with hundreds of families and visitors experience the Joseph Moore Museum collections through tours, planetarium showings, programs, and casual visits, all at no cost, each year.

Scientists from near and far study specimens from the museum's extensive collections of birds, reptiles, insects, mammals, and various anthropological artifacts. The museum encourages the scientific community to utilize its collections for research.

Homecoming Weekend Open House

The museum will be open tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 25, from 10am-5pm in honor of homecoming weekend.  You'll be able to hear stories about the museum, see what's new, and enjoy some refreshments. You can even share your own memory of the museum by preserving it in a specimen jar!

VIDEO: Museum Director Tells Her Story

Earlhamites Working at Natural Science Museums

Daniel Greene
From Museum Keys to the Florida Keys

The experiences of Daniel Greene ’04 as a teaching assistant to Biology Research Professor John Iverson and as a volunteer at Wildman Woods were catalysts to his current Ph.D. studies at the University of Florida.

From Mollusks to Mammals
From Mollusks to Mammals

The Joseph Moore Museum served as the perfect training ground for biology major Carrie Seltzer ’04. A Ph.D. candidate, she has researched seed dispersal and forest regeneration in Tanzania.


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Preschool Story Time
We are doubling the fun at Preschool Story Time this year! There will be story times on both the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10am in the museum, starting September 2! Bring your favorite 3-5 year old for stories and activities. 
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