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Note that the museum is currently closed and our special programs are also suspended. We encourage social distancing to  discourage the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We look forward to seeing you back at the museum soon.

The Joseph Moore Museum offers many programs for the general public and educators. For the schedule of upcoming events, escape rooms, and programs check our calendar. Educators can explore our online resources and field trip programs by scrolling to the Education & Group Programs section below.

Full Dome Movies use the unique curved screen of the planetarium to project immersive 20-40 minute long movies every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. We present a new movie each month exploring various topics. Tickets are free. Contact us for more information.

Celebrate your birthday at the Joseph Moore Museum with a planetarium show and a live animal experience. Your party will include: 

  • A private planetarium show and a visit with our reptiles
  • Time to explore our galleries
  • A dedicated space for cake or other food (food and paper products not provided)
  • 2-3 party facilitators from our team of trained student guides
  • Pin-on birthday party buttons for all kids with a special one for the birthday child! 

Pricing:

  • $150 for up to 12 kids; $10 per child for each additional child over 12. (Base price is for a 2-hour party that includes all of the above)
  • If there are over 25 people (including kids and chaperones, a charge of $25 will be applied.
  • The maximum number of people is 30.
  • Parties extended past 2 hours will be charged at the cost of $50 per half hour.
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit to hold date is due at the time of reservation.
  • Balance due may be paid on the day of the party and will be adjusted based on attendance and add ons. No refund will be given for no shows.
  • Refunds given for notice of 48 hours in advance.

Additional Options:

  • A special full dome movie in our planetarium ($25)
  • Custom gift bags with items from our gift shop (prices vary)
  • A Dinosaur Breakout designed for children ($2/child)
  • A craft with the theme of space, nature, or dinosaurs ($10)

 To reserve your date and plan the perfect party call Sharon Oler 765-983-1303.

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Dennis Hall is on fire and your team must save the Giant Beaver skeleton before it's too late. 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.

Successful players earn a commemorative "I Saved the Giant Beaver" button, and your group's photo will be posted on our Instagram page. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

 Event Information 

  • Giant Beaver Breakouts run at 8:00 PM every Friday night.
  • Tickets: $10 per person 
  • A minimum of 4 people is necessary to complete a breakout. Breakouts are most fun with 8-10 people. We will combine groups as needed to make a complete team. This activity is suitable for ages 15 and over.
  • Email us at josephmooremuseum@gmail.com or reserve online here for Giant Beaver Breakout. To ensure adequate staffing, reservations are required by 5pm on the evening of choice. 
  • Please arrive ten minutes in advance. All breakouts begin in the lobby of the Joseph Moore Museum. 

Upcoming Dates: For the health and safety of our community, breakouts are currently suspended. We hope to see you back at the museum soon.

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Ta'an's scarab is lost! Can you find it? 

You will have 60 minutes to crack codes, find clues, solve puzzles, and resue the scarab that has been stolen from Ta'an. This isn't an average weekend activity, this is a challenge for people who like to solve mysteries and puzzles.

Successful players earn a commemorative "I Found the Scarab" button, and your group's photo will be posted on JMM's Instagram. 

Event Information 

  • Egypt Escape Room run at 8:00 PM every Saturday night.
  • Tickets: $10 per person 
  • A minimum of 4 people is necessary to complete a breakout. Breakouts are most fun with 8-10 people. We will combine groups as needed to make a complete team. This activity is suitable for ages 15 and over.
  • Email us at josephmooremuseum@gmail.com or reserve online here for Egypt Escape Room. Reservations are requiredby 5pm on the date of your choice. 
  • Please arrive ten minutes in advance. All breakouts begin in the lobby of the Joseph Moore Museum. 

Upcoming Dates: For the health and safety of our staff and guests, breakouts are currently suspended. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum soon.

Dino Breakout

Can you rescue the dinosaurs before the volcano erupts?

In this special challenge just for kids, you will have 30 minutes to crack codes, find clues, solve puzzles, and save the Allosaurus! This isn't an average weekend activity--this is a fast-paced challenge for people who like to solve mysteries and puzzles.

  • Each game can accommodate up to 10 people, so sign up early to reserve your spot.
  • Dino Breakouts run at 6:30 PM every Friday and Saturday night.
  • Tickets: $5 per person
  • You may pay in person at the event but spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A minimum of 4 people is necessary to complete a breakout. We reserve the right to combine small groups. This breakout is designed for ages 6-12 with adult assistance.
  • Email us at josephmooremuseum@gmail.com or call 765-983-1303 to reserve. 
  • Reservation required by 5 pm on day of breakout
  • Please arrive ten minutes early as the breakout will begin promptly at the start time.

 Upcoming Dates: For the health and safety of our staff and guests, breakouts are currently suspended. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum soon.

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