Apr 7
Natural Athletes: Track & Field Champs of the Animal Kingdom

Hightail it to the museum for a track & field competition like no other—with cheetahs, kangaroos, chimps, and other mammals all going for gold! From the javelin throw to the high jump, learn which animals would triumph on the track, and explore the amazing adaptations that make it all possible. Thro...
April 7
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Hightail it to the museum for a track & field competition like no other—with cheetahs, kangaroos, chimps, and other mammals all going for gold! From the javelin throw to the high jump, learn which animals would triumph on the track, and explore the amazing adaptations that make it all possible. Through colorful displays and interactive stations, you’ll delve into TrackTown culture, learn about health and fitness research happening at the University of Oregon, and be inspired to move your body toward optimal wellness. On view through August 30, 2020

Apr 7
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years—The Eugene Story

Racing to Change chronicles the civil rights movement in Eugene, Oregon, during the 1960s and 1970s—a time of great upheaval, conflict, and celebration as new voices clashed with traditional organizations of power. Co-developed by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Oregon Black Pioneers,...
April 7
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Racing to Change chronicles the civil rights movement in Eugene, Oregon, during the 1960s and 1970s—a time of great upheaval, conflict, and celebration as new voices clashed with traditional organizations of power. Co-developed by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Oregon Black Pioneers, the exhibit illuminates legacies of racism and the unceasing efforts of Oregon's Black communities to bring about change. Through photographs, recorded interviews, and historical archives, Racing to Change explores how racist policies and attitudes created a pressing need for bold civil rights activism in Eugene. Firsthand accounts from movement organizers, former UO students, elected officials, and other members of Oregon's black communities paint a vivid picture of the area's past, and urge us to take part in building a more just future. On view through May 10, 2020.

Apr 9
CANCELED: Eugene's Black Communities—Then and Now

***ALL MUSEUM EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 30. LEARN MORE.*** Join Lyllye Reynolds-Parker, Deborah Reynolds, Elder Roy Samuels, Jennifer Broadous-Scurlock, and Callan Coleman as they share stories from Eugene's civil rights years and their ongoing experiences as members of Eugene's Black community...
April 9
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

***ALL MUSEUM EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 30. LEARN MORE.*** Join Lyllye Reynolds-Parker, Deborah Reynolds, Elder Roy Samuels, Jennifer Broadous-Scurlock, and Callan Coleman as they share stories from Eugene's civil rights years and their ongoing experiences as members of Eugene's Black community. Moderated by Oregon Black Pioneers President Willie Richardson, the panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.

Apr 11
CANCELED: Second Saturday at the Museum

***ALL MUSEUM EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 30. LEARN MORE.*** Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. In April, we'll gear up for Earth Day 2020 with a celebration of our Beloved Earth. Through ...
April 11
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

***ALL MUSEUM EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 30. LEARN MORE.*** Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. In April, we'll gear up for Earth Day 2020 with a celebration of our Beloved Earth. Through science experiments and hands-on fun, you can explore what makes our planet so special—and learn how we can keep it that way. A drop-in event, Second Saturday is perfect for children ages three and up with an accompanying adult. Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.

Apr 17
CANCELED: Little Wonders: Museum Fun for Preschoolers

***ALL MUSEUM EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 30. LEARN MORE.*** Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month's theme is Earth Day! Come learn about how we can care for our planet through games...
April 17
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

***ALL MUSEUM EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 30. LEARN MORE.*** Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month's theme is Earth Day! Come learn about how we can care for our planet through games, crafts, and a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax. Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.

Apr 22
CANCELED: Earth Day at the Museum

***ALL MUSEUM EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 30. LEARN MORE.*** Join us in celebrating our home planet—and the people who steward it—with an afternoon of Earth science Walk & Talks, plus Earth Day cupcakes. Walk & Talks begin at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. Included with regular admission; free...
April 22
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

***ALL MUSEUM EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 30. LEARN MORE.*** Join us in celebrating our home planet—and the people who steward it—with an afternoon of Earth science Walk & Talks, plus Earth Day cupcakes. Walk & Talks begin at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.

Apr 23
Organized Bigotry—A History of Hate Groups in Oregon

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, all museum events will be held virtually until further notice. Tune in to the museum's Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. on April 23 to watch live and join in the Q&A. You can also catch the video on our YouTube channel after it airs live. Join Eric Ward, executive dir...
April 23
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To help slow the spread of COVID-19, all museum events will be held virtually until further notice. Tune in to the museum's Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. on April 23 to watch live and join in the Q&A. You can also catch the video on our YouTube channel after it airs live. Join Eric Ward, executive director of the Western States Center and a national expert on the history of hate violence, for an examination of hate groups in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. What are the impacts of these groups on People of Color, other minorities, and our democratic institutions? What actions we can take to counter the hate?

May 6
Ideas on Tap: Advanced Analytics in Sports

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. This month, join Courtney Cox, assistant professor of race and sport at the University of Oregon, for a look at the sports industry's use of quantitative data to predict and ...
May 6
Viking Braggot Co. Southtowne

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. This month, join Courtney Cox, assistant professor of race and sport at the University of Oregon, for a look at the sports industry's use of quantitative data to predict and enhance athletic performance—and explore what it all means for athletes, from the weekend warrior to the Golden State Warriors.