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.

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.

Take our Museum Engagement Survey: 

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. 

VIDEO: Museum Director Tells Her Story

Earlhamites Working at Natural Science Museums

Jessa Watters
Museum Expert

A combination of Earlham factors aligned to help Jessa Watters ’01 secure her position as Collection Manager for Herpetology at the Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma.

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.


Open Hours:

1-5pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

 ***The museum will be closed Saturday May 9th for Earlham's Commencement ceremonies. Congrats to all the graduates!
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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. 


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