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.
An Oregon dinosaur
DescriptionMNCH paleontologist Greg Retallack describes the Mitchell Ornithopod, a dinosaur whose remains he uncovered in Oregon. The specimen is an exceedingly rare find in a state that was underwater during the dinosaur age, and is the first Oregon dinosaur to be reported in a peer reviewed scientific journal.