Homecoming Weekend Events
Under the Spotlight!
Friday September 21st, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
What do wasabi and snake vision have in common? Does your jewelry secretly glow? Using light as our guiding theme, we'll explore stories of sunken ships, third eyes, and secret messages hidden in bird feathers. This totally irreverent, behind-the-scenes tour of the Joseph Moore Museum will have you laughing, learning, playing games, and seeing things in a whole new light. This tour is going to be LIT!
Tickets cost $8 a person, or $7 a person for groups of three or more. This tour is limited to 8 people, so please register early by clicking here.
*Discretion advised – adult language and topics will be present throughout the tour.
Live reptiles will be present (snakes and lizards) to facilitate a truly enjoyable experience.
Open House Activity Day
Saturday September 22nd, 10am-2pm activity stations
10:30am Live Animal Program
Collections and activity stations and animals, oh my! Come by the JMM Homecoming Open House from 10-2pm Saturday, September 22nd for a day of engaging fun for all ages. Explore eight interactive stations led by interpreters who are completing their national certification. The station topics range cover a wide array of interests, including ancient Egyptian practices, ash borer and trees, the fantastic world of seeds, snake behavior, local raptors, service animals, monsters and myths and more! The stations are adaptable to whatever ages you bring, from pre-schoolers to age-experienced audiences. Complete the passport and earn a discount coupon for our new Egypt Escape Room!
The stations will rotate at 12pm, so check the schedule and make sure to stop by in both the morning and afternoon. Our collections team will be on hand to answer questions and help you find specimens in our behind-the-scenes research collections. This event is FREE and Open to the Public.
Meet and greet our live animals at a special program at 10:30am.
Giant Beaver Breakout
Saturday September 22nd, 8:30pm
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! $8 per person or $7 each when signing up with a group of three or more. Please arrive promptly at 8:15pm in the Jospeh Moore Museum Lobby.
Please register here.
Image: Eden Honeybee project
Saturday September 29th, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Did you know, an entire world of insects hides in the tall grasses of the Earlham prairie? Praying mantises wait in hiding to pounce on unsuspecting prey. Bees buzz past, carrying pollen in special baskets on their legs. Bright red and black milkweed bugs warn predators of their poisonous insides. On this EcoTour, you will get to meet these elusive creatures and hear their fascinating stories. Come dressed for the weather, but DON’T bring your bug spray! We will meet at the Randall R. Sadler Baseball Stadium parking lot, just past the intersection of Earlham Dr. and Gurney Dr. This event is FREE and open to the public.