Hightail it to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History 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 Eugene’s running 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 Thursday, June 9, 2022, through December 2022.

The museum gratefully acknowledges our exhibit sponsor PeaceHealth


Reopening Celebration

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Members Reception 5:00 p.m.
Free Public Preview 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a special reopening celebration in the Galleria. 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, hosted right next door at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

Please RSVP online or contact us at 541-346-1671 or