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 anthropological artifacts. The museum encourages the scientific community to utilize its collections for research.
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A more collaborative, inclusive Joseph Moore Museum
For decades, a mummy and giant mastodon bones have welcomed visitors to Earlham’s Joseph Moore Museum. But as museums around the world shift away from simply preserving the past, the Joseph Moore Museum is adapting by strengthening its connection to the College’s core values of collaborative academic inquiry, integrative learning and community engagement.
Earlhamites Working at Natural Science Museums
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.More
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.More