The museum is working to be accessible to everyone. How can we help you visit?
We are an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Physical Accessibility
  • Parking: There are four ADA spaces in the museum’s parking lot. Please note: if you are parking in one of the ADA spaces, you must have a museum parking permit—come inside the museum to receive a day permit for your dashboard. Any street parking is free with a posted ADA placard.
  • Wheelchair (and mobility device) accessibility: The museum’s exhibits, front desk, hallways, classrooms, and bathrooms are fully wheelchair accessible and wide enough to use walkers, crutches, canes, and other mobility devices. The museum is a single story and there are no stairs.
  • Wheelchair availability: The museum has one wheelchair available to loan to any guest who would prefer to use it.
  • Service animals: Service animals are welcome in the museum.
  • Immune-friendly visits: If you need to visit in a socially distant or fully masked capacity, please give us a call. We can advise you on low-traffic visit times or set up a visit during hours when we are normally closed to the public.
  • Bathrooms: We have multi-stall men's and women's restrooms in the museum. Each has an accessible stall, changing table, and sanitary supplies. The nearest single-stall gender neutral bathrooms are in Unthank Hall, across the street.
  • Hearing loop: We have a hearing loop installed in the event space in the museum and at the front desk.
  • Active listening devices: The museum has four active listening devices available for use during museum programs. These are kept in good working order.
  • ASL interpretation: We are happy to provide ASL interpretation, but we do not have it set up by default. Please let us know two weeks in advance if you would like to have an ASL interpreter present at any museum events.
  • Seating during indoor events: Please let us know in advance if you will need us to reserve seats closer to the presenters for you. Please note that seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please also plan to come a little early to the presentation.
  • Fat-friendly seating: Most of our available seats during indoor events are folding chairs rated for 40 hour/week use at 250 pounds. We also have couches and benches available for seating during programs. We welcome you to bring your own chair, if that is more comfortable.

Is there another way we might accommodate your needs? Please let us know by emailing or calling (541) 346-3024.

For additional accommodation during a museum event or presentation, please let us know two weeks in advance.


Financial Accessibility

We know there are financial barriers to visiting a museum, and we would like to relieve those as much as possible. Check out our free and reduced admission page for a full list of discounted events and programs.

  • Museums for All: We're a proud member of Museums for All, a national program offering reduced admission to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cardholders. Present your Oregon Trail or other EBT card and your admission is $1 per person or $5 per family (up to two adults and four children).
  • Access Membership: Similar to the Museums for All program, Access Membership includes all of the benefits of a museum membership, available for an annual fee of $5 for individuals and $7 for families with an Oregon Trail or other EBT card.


Online Accessibility

Many exhibits, activities, and museum talks are available online. Explore the museum online at the links below.