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.
Annual Open House!
Saturday, March 1st; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Every year, we throw open our doors and let the public explore our collections rooms, as well as enjoy fun activities, planetarium shows, animal encounters, and a capella concerts from Earlham's own Brimleys and New Measures! Stop in anytime between 10 and 5 and experience the museum with us! Full schedule here.
Please note that JMM will be CLOSED for floor maintenance on Monday, March 17 until Friday, March 28. We will be open again on Saturday, March 29.
Earlhamites Working at Natural Science Museums
From Museum Keys to the Florida Keys
The experiences of Daniel Greene ’04 as a teaching assistant to Biology Research Professor John Iverson and as a volunteer at Wildman Woods were catalysts to his current Ph.D. studies at the University of Florida.More
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.More