MOCS coordinates exhibitions and events as part of our ongoing mission to educate the public about obeasts and obeast conservation.  ‘Like’ us on Facebook or become a MOCS member to stay up-to-date on our traveling exhibitions and programs.

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MOCS @ “The Missing Body” in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada: Aug 15 – Sept 5, 2014.

Alberta’s diverse landscape of prairie, coulees, and mountains is perfect habitat for the Western Obeast. But despite its geographical advantages, Alberta’s history of mining and oil extraction have left its native obeast population struggling to survive. For “The Missing Body,” MOCS partnered with Cindy Baker, Casa, and the University of Lethbridge to educate the public about the crisis in their backyards.


MOCS @ Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland : May 15 – June 29, 2014.

MOCS’s first European collaboration! Ireland and Obeasts have had an interesting history, starting in the Georgian Period when they were imported as exotic pets and as a source of oil for hair tonics and perfume. Trinity College’s Science Gallery  partnered with MOCS to bring this history to light.

MOCS @ the Telephone Factory, Atlanta Georgia : Opening April 27, 2013.

Visit SIP’s website for information on this interesting initiative!


MOCS @ Flanders Gallery: March 1 – March 30, 2013.

In support of the launch of MOCS Director Rachel Herrick’s book set “A Guide to the North American Obeast” the museum was pleased to conduct the largest exhibition of its collection to-date in Rachel’s home town of Raleigh, North Carolina. To purchase or learn more about this exciting collection of obeast research, visit the publisher’s website.


MOCS @ Essex Art Center: March 2 – April 13, 2012.

The Museum for Obeast Conservation Studies brought its traveling exhibition to historic Lawrence Massachusetts in Spring 2012. MOCS Director Rachel Herrick gave  a well-attended talk on March 2 at as part of the opening reception for the exhibit.


MOCS @ ICA: May 14 – June 12, 2011.

The Museum for Obeast Conservation Studies partnered with the ICA in Portland, Maine for an exhibition about the North American Obeast. The MOCS exhibition included a live-size model of a female northern obeast, a to-scale depiction of the modern obeast’s evolutionary ancestors, a loop of three educational videos, an information kiosk, and free printed material.


MOCS @ North Carolina Museum of Science: October 2010.

In fall of 2010, MOCS and NCMS partnered to do a temporary exhibition of taxidermied obeast specimens within the museum’s extensive nature dioramas. This exhibition provided North Carolinians a rare look at the Southern Obeast in its native habitat (or at least a good approximation of it).

Taxidermied Obeast at NC Museum of Science

Taxidermied Juvenile Obeast at NC Museum of Science













MOCS @ Free Street Gallery: July 2010.

MOCS partnered with Free Street Gallery in Portland Maine to host its first ever educational exhibition, which we called ‘Know Your Obeast’. The exhibit showcased obeast artifacts, historical photos, and even an obeast pelt.