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.

VIDEO: Museum Director Tells Her Story

Earlhamites Working at Natural Science Museums

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.

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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***The museum will be closed SATURDAY MAY 10 for Earlham's commencement ceremonies. We will reopen on Sunday May 11 for the summer!
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. Bring your favorite 3-5 year old for stories and activities. 
Bedtime Stories
Join us at 7pm on the last Thursday of every month to read together before bed. Pajamas are encouraged and stuffed animals are welcome!
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