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Joseph Moore Museum

From a quirky collection in the 1870s to a thriving educational museum today, the rich history of the Joseph Moore Museum involves fires, rescuing giant beavers, a mad elephant and much Moore.

The museum is run primarily by Earlham College students who, guided by faculty and staff, conduct research, design and lead programs and exhibitions, care for our live animals and market our programs. The museum also serves as a “learning lab” for students in the college’s museum studies program.

NOTICE: The JMM has reopened to fully vaccinated adults and children accompanied by a fully vaccinated caregiver.

Masks and social distancing will be required. We look forward to seeing you back at the museum!

Open hours: Noon – 4 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Our Donors

Our generous donors and partners make our outreach, collections, and training work possible.

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Borman Family Foundation

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