Aug 11
Bird Eggs and Nests—Photographs of the Museum's Collection

Students from the University of Oregon's Environmental Leadership Program course illuminate the incredible beauty and ingenuity of nature through photographs of eggs and nests from the museum's collection.
August 11
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Students from the University of Oregon's Environmental Leadership Program course illuminate the incredible beauty and ingenuity of nature through photographs of eggs and nests from the museum's collection.

Aug 11
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!
August 11
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

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!

Aug 11
Explore Oregon

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 collecti...
August 11
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.

Aug 11
Natural Athletes: Track & Field Champs of the Animal Kingdom

Hightail it to the museum for a track & field competition like no other—with tigers, 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. Throug...
August 11
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Hightail it to the museum for a track & field competition like no other—with tigers, 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. First opened in March of 2020 but interrupted by the pandemic, we are excited to bring the exhibit back in honor of this summer's World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

Aug 11
Oregon: Where Past Is Present

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. Explor...
August 11
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.

Aug 11
Oregon Culture Nights: The Poetry of Hip-hop with Mic Crenshaw

Join us for a celebration of Oregon's living traditions, featuring performances and demonstrations by master artists from around the Willamette Valley. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this outdoor program connecting across our collective heritages. Mic Crenshaw is a world-class emcee and former mem...
August 11
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join us for a celebration of Oregon's living traditions, featuring performances and demonstrations by master artists from around the Willamette Valley. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this outdoor program connecting across our collective heritages. Mic Crenshaw is a world-class emcee and former member of the Portland-based group Hungry Mob; a 2001 Portland Poetry slam champion and national finalist; and one of the most respected hip-hop artists in the northwest. His albums top the College Radio Hip Hop Charts, and he has performed with internationally-acclaimed acts such as the Fugees, Outkast, and Wu-Tang Clan. 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. Oregon Culture Nights showcase the work of master artists from the Traditional Arts and Apprenticeship Program, an initiative of the museum's Oregon Folklife Network. This season's outdoor events are subject to change based on the weather. Please visit mnch.uoregon.edu for the most current information.

Aug 12
Explore Oregon

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 collecti...
August 12
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.

Aug 12
Family Fun in the Sun

Join us in our native plant courtyard for family-friendly hands-on bilingual English-Spanish activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. On Fridays and Saturdays in August, you'll pounce like a saber tooth cat, move like a mammoth, and flap like a prehistor...
August 12
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join us in our native plant courtyard for family-friendly hands-on bilingual English-Spanish activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. On Fridays and Saturdays in August, you'll pounce like a saber tooth cat, move like a mammoth, and flap like a prehistoric monster bird! Get moving as you discover how these and other ancient animals ran, swam, leaped, climbed, and ate their way through Oregon’s past. Explore fossils, bones, and teeth while comparing ancient animals to those living in Oregon today. Family Fun in the Sun is perfect for families with children ages three and up. Activities are included with admission and free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.

Aug 12
Magic in Medieval Europe

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.
August 12
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.

Aug 12
Oregon: Where Past Is Present

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. Explor...
August 12
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.

Aug 18
Oregon Culture Nights: Rajisthani and Hindusthani Music with Nisha Joshi

Join us for a celebration of Oregon's living traditions featuring performances and demonstrations from master artists. Pack a picnic and your lawn chair and grab a friend to enjoy a night of heritage performances in the museum courtyard. Nisha Joshi is a master artist in Rajasthani folk and Hindusta...
August 18
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join us for a celebration of Oregon's living traditions featuring performances and demonstrations from master artists. Pack a picnic and your lawn chair and grab a friend to enjoy a night of heritage performances in the museum courtyard. Nisha Joshi is a master artist in Rajasthani folk and Hindustani classical musical traditions. In India, she regularly performed both styles on Delhi radio and television. Her first apprenticeship award in Oregon was in 1997, but she also runs the Portland-based Swaranjali Academy of Indian Music, and teaches vocal, harmonium, sitar, and tabla lessons from her home. 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. Oregon Culture Nights showcase the work of master artists from the Traditional Arts and Apprenticeship Program, an initiative of the museum's Oregon Folklife Network. This season's outdoor events are subject to change based on the weather. Please visit mnch.uoregon.edu for the most current information.

Aug 25
Oregon Culture Nights: Persian Calligraphy with Marjan Anvari

Join us for a celebration of Oregon's living traditions, featuring performances and demonstrations by master artists from around the Willamette Valley. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this outdoor program connecting across our collective heritages. Marjan Anvari is a master artist and art conservat...
August 25
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join us for a celebration of Oregon's living traditions, featuring performances and demonstrations by master artists from around the Willamette Valley. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this outdoor program connecting across our collective heritages. Marjan Anvari is a master artist and art conservator of tazhib, a traditional Persian form of gold illumination dating back to the 3rd Century. Mathematically precise and aesthetically ornate, tazhib, along with calligraphy and miniature, is foundational to Iranian architecture, handcrafts, rugs, silverwares, and manuscripts.​ Since founding Negahreh Art+ Design in 2014, Anvari was a 2016 Apprenticeship awardee, and 2022 Traditional Arts Recovery Program awardee. 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. Oregon Culture Nights showcase the work of master artists from the Traditional Arts and Apprenticeship Program, an initiative of the museum's Oregon Folklife Network. This season's outdoor events are subject to change based on the weather. Please visit mnch.uoregon.edu for the most current information.

Sep 2
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.
September 2
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.