The museum is for everyone. From special celebrations to ongoing programs, our free and reduced admission opportunities ensure that everyone can enjoy the museum and the adventures waiting inside.
Learn more below, then plan your visit

We offer free admission every day for children 2 and under; MNCH members; UO students, faculty, staff*; and veterans and active-duty military* personnel.
*with ID 

 

Museums for All

We're a proud member of Museums for All, a national program offering reduced admission to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cardholders. Present your Oregon Trail or other EBT card and your admission is $1 per person or $5 per family (up to two adults and four children). 

Museums for all is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Free First Fridays

We offer free admission on first Fridays! Bring your friends, family, and out-of-town visitors for a unique journey across Oregon's past, present, and future. Free First Friday happens from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the first Friday of the month, with a guided 2PM Walk & Talk included with your free admission.

Blue Star Museums

From Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, military families (with ID) are admitted for free through the Blue Star Museums program. 

Library passes

Enjoy free admission for two adults and up to four youths! We're proud to partner with Lane County libraries to offer free family admission passes to the museum, available for checkout from from the following libraries and branches:

 

Indigenous Peoples Day 

Special Monday hours: The museum will be open with FREE admission in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day! Come celebrate 14,000 years of Native culture in Oregon—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes. 

Monday, October 14, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

 

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live 

Each year in September, our museum and other Smithsonian affiliates across the nation proudly join in this annual celebration of boundless curiosity. Enjoy free admission for two when you present a #MuseumDay ticket, available for download beginning in August at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Non-UO student discount

Show your college or university ID and receive $1 off the regular $6 adult admission.