January 2023

Jan26
Explore Oregon10:00 a.m.

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the...
Explore Oregon
January 13–December 28
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the millennia. Through interactive displays and rare specimens, you’ll go deep into Oregon’s past and join a conversation about our collective future.

Jan26
Magic in Medieval Europe10:00 a.m.

Welcome to the world of medieval spirits and sorcery! Through spellbinding stories, objects, and imagery, MAGIC will take you to the roots of everyday superstitions and...
Magic in Medieval Europe
January 5–December 28
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Welcome to the world of medieval spirits and sorcery! Through spellbinding stories, objects, and imagery, MAGIC will take you to the roots of everyday superstitions and conjurings, delving deep into the phenomenon of magical thinking—past and present. 

Jan26
Oregon: Where Past Is Present10:00 a.m.

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the First Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes. Combining interactive displays with world-class...
Oregon: Where Past Is Present
January 13–December 28
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the First Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes.

Combining interactive displays with world-class anthropological collections, Oregon—Where Past is Present shares 14,000 years of Oregon stories, and invites you to tell your own. Explore the galleries, try your hand at ancient weaving styles, test your skills as an archaeologist, and much more.

Jan27
Explore Oregon10:00 a.m.

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the...
Explore Oregon
January 14–December 31
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the millennia. Through interactive displays and rare specimens, you’ll go deep into Oregon’s past and join a conversation about our collective future.

Jan27
Magic in Medieval Europe10:00 a.m.

Welcome to the world of medieval spirits and sorcery! Through spellbinding stories, objects, and imagery, MAGIC will take you to the roots of everyday superstitions and...
Magic in Medieval Europe
January 4–December 31
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Welcome to the world of medieval spirits and sorcery! Through spellbinding stories, objects, and imagery, MAGIC will take you to the roots of everyday superstitions and conjurings, delving deep into the phenomenon of magical thinking—past and present. 

Jan27
Oregon: Where Past Is Present10:00 a.m.

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the First Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes. Combining interactive displays with world-class...
Oregon: Where Past Is Present
January 13–December 31
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the First Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes.

Combining interactive displays with world-class anthropological collections, Oregon—Where Past is Present shares 14,000 years of Oregon stories, and invites you to tell your own. Explore the galleries, try your hand at ancient weaving styles, test your skills as an archaeologist, and much more.

Jan27
"Outliers and Outlaws" Preview Reception 5:00 p.m.

Save the date! Outliers and Outlaws--the in-person exhibit--is opening at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. This exclusive preview event is open and free to all...
"Outliers and Outlaws" Preview Reception
January 27
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Save the date! Outliers and Outlaws--the in-person exhibit--is opening at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

This exclusive preview event is open and free to all MNCH members and Outliers and Outlaws narrators. We will have complimentary appetizers and drinks, as well as special beverages provided by our partner Claim 52. Come between 5:00 and 7:00 for exhibit-themed screen-printing with Threadbare.

Jan28
"Outliers and Outlaws" Opening Celebration Weekend10:00 a.m.

Outliers and Outlaws: Stories from the Eugene Lesbian History Project is opening at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History! Celebrate Eugene's unique lesbian history with...
"Outliers and Outlaws" Opening Celebration Weekend
January 28
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Outliers and Outlaws: Stories from the Eugene Lesbian History Project is opening at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History! Celebrate Eugene's unique lesbian history with a weekend-long celebration.

On Saturday, come to the museum for complimentary snacks and warm drinks, as well as exhibit-themed activities like screen-printing with Threadbare from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., button-making, and a meetup with TikTokers @iamdavefelton and @couplagoofs from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

On Sunday, enjoy a more focused day with refreshments provided and walk-and-talks through the exhibit at noon and 2:00 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.

Jan28
Outliers and Outlaws: Stories from the Eugene Lesbian History Project10:00 a.m.

In the 1960s – 1990s, hundreds of young women who identified as lesbians came to Eugene. They founded organization's central to the city and provided leadership for...
Outliers and Outlaws: Stories from the Eugene Lesbian History Project
January 28–December 31
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

In the 1960s – 1990s, hundreds of young women who identified as lesbians came to Eugene. They founded organization's central to the city and provided leadership for community service agencies. They created lesbian magazines, photographs, music, films, dance performances, theater, and art. They influenced Oregon's political landscape and contributed to the larger LGBTQ movement.

Come discover stories about the Eugene lesbian community from the women who created and sustained it.

February 2023

Feb2
Outliers and Outlaws: Stories from the Eugene Lesbian History Project10:00 a.m.

In the 1960s – 1990s, hundreds of young women who identified as lesbians came to Eugene. They founded organization's central to the city and provided leadership for...
Outliers and Outlaws: Stories from the Eugene Lesbian History Project
February 2–December 28
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

In the 1960s – 1990s, hundreds of young women who identified as lesbians came to Eugene. They founded organization's central to the city and provided leadership for community service agencies. They created lesbian magazines, photographs, music, films, dance performances, theater, and art. They influenced Oregon's political landscape and contributed to the larger LGBTQ movement.

Come discover stories about the Eugene lesbian community from the women who created and sustained it.

Feb2
World-Making: Eugene's Lesbian Arts and Culture Scene6:00 p.m.

Come discover Eugene's unique lesbian arts and culture scene from the 1970s–1990s. Hear how Eugene lesbian artists built a world of art, song, theater, and dance,...
World-Making: Eugene's Lesbian Arts and Culture Scene
February 2
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History Galleria

Come discover Eugene's unique lesbian arts and culture scene from the 1970s–1990s. Hear how Eugene lesbian artists built a world of art, song, theater, and dance, and how they experienced art as an outlet for self-expression, community building, and political protest

Moderator: Judith Raiskin Panelists: Debby Martin, Linda Rose, Janice Baker, Lisa Hellemn

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.

Feb3
Free First Friday at the Museum10:00 a.m.

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its...
Free First Friday at the Museum
February 3
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its cultural history—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes. 

Feb8
LOVE SCIENCE?10:00 a.m.

Charles Darwin's birthday meets Valentine's Day during the museum store's annual Love Science sale!   From barware and jewelry to books and toys,...
LOVE SCIENCE?
February 8–12
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Charles Darwin's birthday meets Valentine's Day during the museum store's annual Love Science sale!

 

From barware and jewelry to books and toys, we've got a science-themed gift for every valentine on your list. Take 10% off all non-consignment purchases (20% off for museum members and UO faculty and staff) and receive a free tote bag with your purchase of $50 or more. Admission to the museum store is always free.

 

https://mnch.uoregon.edu/museum-store/love-science-sale

Feb16
Rodents, Dynamic Landscapes, and Evolution—30 Million Years of Change6:00 p.m.

Species diversity is greater in regions that are more geographically complex—but why? A panel of biologists, geomorphologists, and paleontologists discuss how...
Rodents, Dynamic Landscapes, and Evolution—30 Million Years of Change
February 16
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History Galleria

Species diversity is greater in regions that are more geographically complex—but why? A panel of biologists, geomorphologists, and paleontologists discuss how mountain-building and climatic history has influenced the evolution and diversity of rodents in western North America over the last 30 million years. Moderator: Edward Davis Panelists: geomorphologist Rebecca Dorsey, geomorphology, biologist Greer Dolby, paleontologist Samantha Hopkins, geomorphologist Brian Yanites

Feb18
Family Day: Amazing Animals!10:00 a.m.

Discover the amazing diversity of Oregon’s animals! Explore the world through the eyes, ears, and wings of the animal kingdom. Learn about and the adaptations that make an...
Family Day: Amazing Animals!
February 18
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Discover the amazing diversity of Oregon’s animals! Explore the world through the eyes, ears, and wings of the animal kingdom. Learn about and the adaptations that make an animal unique. Enjoy snacks and family-friendly science activities throughout the museum. Activities are bilingual Spanish/English.

A drop-in event, Family Day 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. 

March 2023

Mar3
Free First Friday at the Museum10:00 a.m.

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its...
Free First Friday at the Museum
March 3
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its cultural history—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes. 

Mar5
The Ukrainian Art of Pysanka (Easter Egg Decorating) with Kristine Mushkevych 1:00 p.m.

Learn about the history, symbolism, and process of creating pysanka—Ukrainian decorated Easter eggs—and get a chance to see some exquisite pysanka up...
The Ukrainian Art of Pysanka (Easter Egg Decorating) with Kristine Mushkevych
March 5
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History MNCH Galleria

Learn about the history, symbolism, and process of creating pysanka—Ukrainian decorated Easter eggs—and get a chance to see some exquisite pysanka up close. Pysanka is one of the most recognizable Ukrainian folk-art forms and an indispensable element of Easter celebration in Ukraine.  

Mar9
Alternative Economies: Eugene's Lesbian Collectives6:00 p.m.

For decades, lesbians in Eugene enriched the city with innovative and successful collective businesses. Come hear narrators from the Eugene Lesbian Oral History Project reflect on...
Alternative Economies: Eugene's Lesbian Collectives
March 9
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History MNCH Galleria

For decades, lesbians in Eugene enriched the city with innovative and successful collective businesses. Come hear narrators from the Eugene Lesbian Oral History Project reflect on how they created an alternative to capitalist, male-dominated social and economic systems.

 

Moderator: Annelise Heinz Panelists: Judy Goldstein, Susie Grimes, Gladys Campbell, Christine Frazier

Mar16
Northern Paiutes of the Malheur—High Desert Reckoning in Oregon Country6:00 p.m.

Following the 1878 Bannock War, the U.S. government stripped Paiutes of their ancestral lands and reservation. For more than a century, a false narrative has blamed Paiute...
Northern Paiutes of the Malheur—High Desert Reckoning in Oregon Country
March 16
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Following the 1878 Bannock War, the U.S. government stripped Paiutes of their ancestral lands and reservation. For more than a century, a false narrative has blamed Paiute Chief Egan for inciting the war. Join author David Wilson as he reveals government officials' misinformation campaign blaming the Paiutes for the injustices they suffered at the hands of these men. Book signing to follow the talk. Copies of Northern Paiutes of the Malheur—High Desert Reckoning in Oregon Country will be available in the museum store.

Mar25
Spring into Science Membership Discount10:00 a.m.

Visit the museum during Spring Break and receive 20% off Family and Individual, new or renewing memberships. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT/WIC card for an even deeper...
Spring into Science Membership Discount
March 25–April 2
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Visit the museum during Spring Break and receive 20% off Family and Individual, new or renewing memberships. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT/WIC card for an even deeper discount. 

 

Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its cultural history—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes.

 

Discount applies to in-person membership purchases only. Learn more about the benefits of membership on our website: https://mnch.uoregon.edu/membership