Jun 25
Blue Star Museums

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and veterans year-round. From Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, we are proud to extend the offer of free admission to all military families (with ID) through the Blue Star Museums program!
June 25

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and veterans year-round. From Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, we are proud to extend the offer of free admission to all military families (with ID) through the Blue Star Museums program!

Jun 25
2PM Walk & Talks

Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a talk and exhibit tour! Perfect for solo visitors, couples, or small groups, 2PM Walk & Talks are included with the price of admission. Topics range from the geology of the Cascades to Orego...
June 25

Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a talk and exhibit tour! Perfect for solo visitors, couples, or small groups, 2PM Walk & Talks are included with the price of admission. Topics range from the geology of the Cascades to Oregon’s dynamic cultural heritage. Call 541-346-3024 to find out what we’re talking about today!

Jun 27
Summer Science Excursion: Oregon Dunes

At the Oregon Dunes, desert-like landscapes converge with rivers, ocean, and forests—supporting a remarkably diverse ecosystem of plants and animals. Come learn about this unique and vital habitat on a hike with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborativ...
June 27

At the Oregon Dunes, desert-like landscapes converge with rivers, ocean, and forests—supporting a remarkably diverse ecosystem of plants and animals. Come learn about this unique and vital habitat on a hike with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative. The trip will involve a two-mile hike across dunes near Florence; be prepared for a walk over dry and wet sand and uneven ground. Cost is $45 for MNCH members, $55 for the public. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Transportation from the museum and back, snacks, and water will be provided. Visit our website to learn more or to register.

Jul 4
Independence Day–Museum Closed

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be closed on Thursday, July 4. We will reopen Friday with regular hours through the weekend.
July 4

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be closed on Thursday, July 4. We will reopen Friday with regular hours through the weekend.

Jul 5
Free First Friday at the Museum

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.
July 5

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.

Jul 10
Summer Science Excursion: Ecology and Culture at Marys Peak (FULL; REGISTRATION CLOSED)

***This excursion is now full and registration is closed. Please visit https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/excursions for other summer excursion opportunities.*** Join the museum and the Marys Peak Alliance for a hike to the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range. On this naturalist-led hike, you'll ...
July 10

***This excursion is now full and registration is closed. Please visit https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/excursions for other summer excursion opportunities.*** Join the museum and the Marys Peak Alliance for a hike to the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range. On this naturalist-led hike, you'll explore Marys Peak's ecology and cultural history while hiking just over two miles and gaining 440 feet in elevation. Cost is $45 for MNCH members, $55 for the public. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Transportation from the museum and back, snacks, and water will be provided. Visit our website to learn more or to register.

Jul 12
Little Wonders–Science for Preschoolers

You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month's theme is Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Storms—Oh My! Through a story, crafts, and games, we'll learn about Oregon's natural hazards and have tons of fun while exploring ways to be prepa...
July 12

You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month's theme is Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Storms—Oh My! Through a story, crafts, and games, we'll learn about Oregon's natural hazards and have tons of fun while exploring ways to be prepared. Little Wonders is included with regular admission and free for MNCH members. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for discounted admission. All Little Wonders families get a discount coupon redeemable at the museum store. Learn more at https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/little-wonders

Jul 17
Summer Science Excursion: Northern Great Basin Archaeology (FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

***This excursion is now full and registration is closed. Please visit https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/excursions for other summer excursion opportunities.*** Oregon has deep stories to tell about North America's First Peoples. Join the museum for a unique summer excursion to the Northern Great Basi...
July 17

***This excursion is now full and registration is closed. Please visit https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/excursions for other summer excursion opportunities.*** Oregon has deep stories to tell about North America's First Peoples. Join the museum for a unique summer excursion to the Northern Great Basin, home to some of the continent's oldest cultural sites. The trip will feature a visit to an active archaeological excavation at Connley Caves, where you'll learn about the region's history and explore current research with museum archaeologist Andrew Boehm and Texas A&M archaeologist Katelyn McDonough. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and outdoor clothing, and bring a lunch. The cost is $45 for MNCH members, $55 for the public. Transportation from the museum and back, snacks, and water will be provided. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Visit our website to register or learn more.

Aug 7
Summer History Excursion: Grand Ronde and Fort Yamhill (FULL; REGISTRATION CLOSED)

***This excursion is now full and registration is closed. Please visit https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/excursions for other summer excursion opportunities.*** In the 19th century, the United States government moved more than 27 western Oregon Tribes from their ancestral lands to the Grand Ronde Ind...
August 7

***This excursion is now full and registration is closed. Please visit https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/excursions for other summer excursion opportunities.*** In the 19th century, the United States government moved more than 27 western Oregon Tribes from their ancestral lands to the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation and established Fort Yamhill to monitor the reservation's eastern border. The Museum of Natural and Cultural History invites you on an excursion to the area, where you'll learn about its complex social history. We'll explore Fort Yamhill, one of the best-preserved Northwest forts from the era, and visit The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde's Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center for a guided tour. The trip will include an easy guided hike (less than one mile and 100 feet of elevation gain). Cost is $45 for MNCH members, $55 for the public. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Transportation from and back to the museum, snacks, and water will be provided. Visit our website to learn more or to register.

Aug 9
Little Wonders–Science for Preschoolers

You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month's theme is Forest Fun, featuring crafts and activities celebrating Oregon's spectacular forest ecosystems. Little Wonders is included with regular admission and free for MNCH members....
August 9

You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month's theme is Forest Fun, featuring crafts and activities celebrating Oregon's spectacular forest ecosystems. Little Wonders is included with regular admission and free for MNCH members. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for discounted admission. All Little Wonders families get a discount coupon redeemable at the museum store. Learn more at https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/little-wonders

Mar 5
Elizabeth Rush lecture

Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shoreand Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Gaurdian, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Pacific Stand...
March 5

Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shoreand Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Gaurdian, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard and the New Republic, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants including the Howard Foundation Fellowship, awarded by Brown University; the Society for Environmental Journalism Grant; the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaptation Fellowship; and the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. She received her MFA in nonfiction from Southern New Hampshire University, and teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University.