Don’t Miss Wow Wednesdays at the JMM!

A new theme every week! Check our calendar for the weekly theme and bring the kids for some STEM fun. Free!

Giant Beaver Escape Game

Gather your friends to crack codes, solve puzzles, and find clues to escape and rescue the world’s most complete giant beaver skeleton! This is a great game if you’re new to escape games and want to give them a try, but is still fun for veteran players! Beginner level, appropriate for ages 12+.

Successful players earn a commemorative “I saved the giant beaver” button or bracelet, and all groups can earn bragging rights with a group photo posted on JMM social media (with your permission, of course!).

Interested in more escape game fun? We offer the Seek the Scarab Egypt escape game (intermediate/advanced level) at the same time and place!

  • The minimum charge is for 4 people. Breakouts are most fun with 3-8 people.
  • This activity is suitable for ages 12 and over.
  • Contact us or reserve online for Giant Beaver Breakout. To ensure adequate staffing, reservations are required by 5 p.m. on the evening of choice. 
  • Please arrive ten minutes in advance. All breakouts begin in the lobby of the Joseph Moore Museum.
  • 50% refund for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.

Egypt Escape Room

An international research team arrives in 60 MINUTES to learn more about Ta’an, the mummy, but we’re missing one of the scarabs that should be found over her eye! A previous museum director kept the precious scarab hidden so no one could steal it, but alas! He did not pass on its top-secret location to the next museum director. Is Ta’an’s precious jewel lost for good? Or can you crack the clues and find it before the research team arrives?

This uniquely designed escape game takes place in the museum’s lower gallery, using elements from our exhibits, our Egyptian research, and 3D components designed specifically for this game. 

You will have 60 minutes to crack codes, find clues, and solve puzzles to find the missing scarab. This isn’t an average weekend activity, this is a challenge for people who like to solve mysteries and puzzles. (Difficulty level: Intermediate/Advanced.)

Successful players earn a commemorative “I Found the Scarab” button, and your group’s photo will be posted on JMM’s Instagram.

  • Tickets: $15 per person; $12 for EC students
  • The minimum charge is for 4 people. Breakouts are most fun with 3-8 people.
  • This activity is suitable for ages 15 and over.
  • Contact us or reserve online for Egypt Escape Room. Reservations are required by 5 p.m. on the date of your choice.
  • Please arrive ten minutes in advance. All breakouts begin in the lobby of the Joseph Moore Museum.
  • 50% refund for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.

Dino breakout

Can you rescue the dinosaurs before the volcano erupts?

In this special challenge just for kids, you will have 30 minutes to crack codes, find clues, solve puzzles and save the Allosaurus! This isn’t an average weekend activity–this is a fast-paced challenge for people who like to solve mysteries and puzzles.

  • Each game can accommodate up to 10 people, so sign up early to reserve your spot.
  • Tickets: $5 per person
  • You may pay in person at the event but spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A minimum of 4 people is necessary to complete a breakout. We reserve the right to combine small groups. This breakout is designed for ages 6-12 with adult assistance.
  • Contact us to reserve.
  • Reservation required by 5 p.m. on the day of breakout
  • Please arrive ten minutes early as the breakout will begin promptly at the start time.

For the health and safety of our community, the Dino breakouts are currently suspended. We hope to see you back at the museum soon.

Birthday parties

(Temporarily suspended) Celebrate your birthday at the Joseph Moore Museum with a planetarium show and a live animal experience. Your party will include:

  • A private planetarium show and a visit with our reptiles
  • Time to explore our galleries
  • A dedicated space for cake or other food (food and paper products not provided)
  • 2-3 party facilitators from our team of trained student guides
  • Pin-on birthday party buttons for all kids with a special one for the birthday child!

  • $150 for up to 12 kids; $10 per child for each additional child over 12. (Base price is for a 2-hour party that includes all of the above)
  • If there are over 25 people (including kids and chaperones, a charge of $25 will be applied.
  • The maximum number of people is 30.
  • Parties extended past 2 hours will be charged at the cost of $50 per half hour.
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit to hold date is due at the time of reservation.
  • Balance due may be paid on the day of the party and will be adjusted based on attendance and add ons. No refund will be given for no shows.
  • Provide notice of cancellation 48 hours in advance for a refund.

  • A special full-dome movie in our planetarium ($25)
  • Custom gift bags with items from our gift shop (prices vary)
  • A Dinosaur Breakout designed for children ($2/child)
  • A craft with the theme of space, nature or dinosaurs ($10)

Birthday parties are temporarily suspended at the JMM, but we hope to be able to celebrate with you again soon!