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Joseph Moore Museum


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.

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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 anthropological artifacts. The museum encourages the scientific community to utilize its collections for research.

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Follow this link to participate in our museum engagement survey. With less than 5 minutes of your time, we'll learn more about the people who visit the museum. With that information, we can apply for grants focusing on certain areas of engagement and tailor our exhibits more directly to you, our wonderful visitors. 

JMM Project Grant
Grant to fund massive digitization of Joseph Moore Museum’s bug collection
New funding secured by Earlham College’s Joseph Moore Museum will support a three-year project resulting in a digital database of the museum’s 35,000 insect specimens in its collection.

Earlhamites Working at Natural Science Museums

Jesse Varga
Raptor Keeper

How many people get up-close-and-personal with birds of prey? Jesse Varga ’08 does. He is a caretaker of owls, falcons, vultures, and eagles at Glen Helen Raptor Center in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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Stesha Pasachnik
A Life-Changing Experience

Identifying a person who has changed your life is a true gift. For Stesha Pasachnik ’03, that individual is Biology Research Professor John Iverson.

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1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Mon - Wed - Fri
Sat - Sun


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The Borman Family Foundation 


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