Dec 10
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo

On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020 Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting black-and-white photographs explore the athleticism, artistry, and camaraderie of a time-honored LGBTQIA tradition while celebrating the...
December 10

On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020 Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting black-and-white photographs explore the athleticism, artistry, and camaraderie of a time-honored LGBTQIA tradition while celebrating the complex nature of identity and community in the West. A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dec 10
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years—The Eugene Story

Racing to Change chronicles the civil rights movement in Eugene, Oregon, during the 1960s and 1970s—a time of great upheaval, conflict, and celebration as new voices clashed with traditional organizations of power. Co-developed by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Oregon Black Pioneers,...
December 10

Racing to Change chronicles the civil rights movement in Eugene, Oregon, during the 1960s and 1970s—a time of great upheaval, conflict, and celebration as new voices clashed with traditional organizations of power. Co-developed by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Oregon Black Pioneers, the exhibit illuminates legacies of racism and the unceasing efforts of Oregon's Black communities to bring about change. Through photographs, recorded interviews, and historical archives, Racing to Change explores how racist policies and attitudes created a pressing need for bold civil rights activism in Eugene. Firsthand accounts from movement organizers, former UO students, elected officials, and other members of Oregon's black communities paint a vivid picture of the area's past, and urge us to take part in building a more just future. On view through May 10, 2020.

Dec 10
2PM Walk & Talk

Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a guided talk and exhibit tour. Perfect for solo visitors, couples, or small groups, 2PM Walk & Talks are included with regular admission. Topics range from the geology of the Cascades to Ore...
December 10

Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a guided talk and exhibit tour. Perfect for solo visitors, couples, or small groups, 2PM Walk & Talks are included with regular 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!

Dec 12
Holiday Nights at the Museum, with Soromundi Choir and Marli Miller

Come warm your spirits with holiday fun throughout the museum and deep December discounts at the museum store! Enjoy entertainment from local artists, authors, and performers every Thursday night for the first three weeks of December. DECEMBER 12: Join us for musical performances by Soromundi Lesb...
December 12

Come warm your spirits with holiday fun throughout the museum and deep December discounts at the museum store! Enjoy entertainment from local artists, authors, and performers every Thursday night for the first three weeks of December. DECEMBER 12: Join us for musical performances by Soromundi Lesbian Chorus Of Eugene and a meet-and-greet, reading, and book signing with University of Oregon geologist Marli Miller. Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation, per person, to FOOD for Lane County. Purchase or renew a family museum membership—a great gift!—at 20 percent off during the events. Visit mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/museum-store for the full event schedules.

Dec 14
Second Saturdays at the Museum

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. December's Second Saturday is all about The Science of Solstice. Through hands-on experiments, you'll explore what causes the winter solstice, plus a whole ...
December 14

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. December's Second Saturday is all about The Science of Solstice. Through hands-on experiments, you'll explore what causes the winter solstice, plus a whole galaxy of other exciting celestial events. A drop-in event, Second Saturday is perfect for children ages three and up with an accompanying adult. 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.

Dec 19
Holiday Nights at the Museum, with Antonio Huerta and Patricia Montoya Donohue

Come warm your spirits with holiday fun throughout the museum and deep December discounts at the museum store! Enjoy entertainment from different artists and performers each Thursday night for the first three weeks of December. DECEMBER 19: Join us for lasso demonstrations and a talk on charrería ...
December 19

Come warm your spirits with holiday fun throughout the museum and deep December discounts at the museum store! Enjoy entertainment from different artists and performers each Thursday night for the first three weeks of December. DECEMBER 19: Join us for lasso demonstrations and a talk on charrería tradition with charro Antonio Huerta, plus a demonstration and guided crafting activity with local artist Patricia Montoya Donohue. Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation, per person, to FOOD For Lane County. Purchase or renew a family museum membership—a great gift!—at 20 percent off during the events. Visit mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/museum-store for the full event schedules.

Dec 20
Little Wonders: Stories and More for Preschoolers

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month's theme is Ready for Winter, and we'll be exploring the many ways that animals prepare themselves for the cold weather ahead. We'll read a story, m...
December 20

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month's theme is Ready for Winter, and we'll be exploring the many ways that animals prepare themselves for the cold weather ahead. We'll read a story, make crafts, and get up-close to animal furs that help critters stay warm during the winter. 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.

Dec 24
Holidays - Museum Closed

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be closed on December 24 and 25. We will reopen on Thursday, December 26.
December 24

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be closed on December 24 and 25. We will reopen on Thursday, December 26.

Jan 1
New Year's Day - Museum Closed

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be closed on New Year's Day. We will reopen on Thursday, January 2.
January 1

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be closed on New Year's Day. We will reopen on Thursday, January 2.

Jan 2
Oregon Stewardship Award

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is inviting nominations for the 2020 Oregon Stewardship Award. Spearheaded in 2017 by the museum's advisory council, the award recognizes an environmental or cultural heritage project that involves the community and aligns with the museum's mission to inspi...
January 2

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is inviting nominations for the 2020 Oregon Stewardship Award. Spearheaded in 2017 by the museum's advisory council, the award recognizes an environmental or cultural heritage project that involves the community and aligns with the museum's mission to inspire stewardship of our past, present, and future. The $1000 award includes public recognition at the museum's annual dinner in April and in the Oregon Heroes section of our Explore Oregon exhibit. Online nominations open Thursday, January 2 at https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/oregon-stewardship-award and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31.

Jan 3
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.
January 3

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.

Jan 11
Second Saturdays at the Museum

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. This month, the museum partners with the Eugene Springfield NAACP to present Oregon's Civil Rights Years. Through crafts and other hands-on activities, we'l...
January 11

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. This month, the museum partners with the Eugene Springfield NAACP to present Oregon's Civil Rights Years. Through crafts and other hands-on activities, we'll explore the history of racial justice and civil rights advocacy at the University of Oregon and in Lane County during the 1960s and 70s. A drop-in event, Second Saturday is perfect for children ages three and up with an accompanying adult. 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.

Jan 17
Little Wonders: Museum Fun for Preschoolers

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month, we're journeying All Around the World with stories, crafts, and games celebrating cultures and languages around the globe. Included with regular...
January 17

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month, we're journeying All Around the World with stories, crafts, and games celebrating cultures and languages around the globe. 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.

Jan 23
Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement

Join Eric Richardson, executive director of the Eugene Springfield NAACP, for an evening of jazz performances and a discussion of the role of jazz music in the American civil rights movement. Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or ot...
January 23

Join Eric Richardson, executive director of the Eugene Springfield NAACP, for an evening of jazz performances and a discussion of the role of jazz music in the American civil rights movement. 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.

Jan 26
Cascadia Geology Walk & Talks

Last year, Governor Kate Brown proclaimed January 26 as Cascadia Preparedness Day, highlighting the need to prepare Oregon for an expected 9.0-magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone. Join us on this year's Preparedness Day for a quake-focused Walk & Talk through the Explore Oregon e...
January 26

Last year, Governor Kate Brown proclaimed January 26 as Cascadia Preparedness Day, highlighting the need to prepare Oregon for an expected 9.0-magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone. Join us on this year's Preparedness Day for a quake-focused Walk & Talk through the Explore Oregon exhibit. We'll dig into plate tectonics, tsunami science, and more. Talks begin at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. and are 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.

Jan 30
SURVIVAL BINGO! Family Fun at the Museum

Are you ready to stay safe during a disaster? Join us for a family-friendly round of SURVIVAL BINGO and find out! From earthquakes to wildfires to tsunamis, we'll BINGO our way toward readiness and resilience, learning about disaster strategies and supplies as we compete for fun prizes. Included ...
January 30

Are you ready to stay safe during a disaster? Join us for a family-friendly round of SURVIVAL BINGO and find out! From earthquakes to wildfires to tsunamis, we'll BINGO our way toward readiness and resilience, learning about disaster strategies and supplies as we compete for fun prizes. 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.

Feb 5
Ideas on Tap: Race, Democracy, and Boundaries of Belonging

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. This month, join University of Oregon political scientist Debra Thompson for Return: Race, Democracy, and the Boundaries of Belonging in North America. Drawing on her connect...
February 5

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. This month, join University of Oregon political scientist Debra Thompson for Return: Race, Democracy, and the Boundaries of Belonging in North America. Drawing on her connections to Black America as well as Canada, where many enslaved Black Americans fled, Thompson will explore how time and geography influence our understandings of race, inviting us to reconsider ideas of home, belonging, diaspora, and democracy. Admission is free and food and beverages are available for purchase. Learn more at mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/ideas-on-tap.

Feb 8
Second Saturdays at the Museum

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. In February, we're celebrating Charles Darwin's birthday by showing how much We Love Science! Join us for a fun exploration of "how we know what we know" th...
February 8

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. In February, we're celebrating Charles Darwin's birthday by showing how much We Love Science! Join us for a fun exploration of "how we know what we know" thanks to research, experiments, and more. You can even make a valentine for your favorite scientist. A drop-in event, Second Saturday is perfect for children ages three and up with an accompanying adult. 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.

Feb 11
LOVE SCIENCE? You'll Love the Museum Store

Charles Darwin's birthday meets Valentine's Day during the museum store's annual Love Science sale! From barware and jewelry to books and toys, we've got a science-themed gift for every valentine on your list. Take 10 percent off all non-consignment purchases (20 percent off for museum members and U...
February 11

Charles Darwin's birthday meets Valentine's Day during the museum store's annual Love Science sale! From barware and jewelry to books and toys, we've got a science-themed gift for every valentine on your list. Take 10 percent off all non-consignment purchases (20 percent off for museum members and UO faculty and staff), and receive a free tote bag with your purchase of $50 or more. Admission to the museum store is always free.

Feb 12
Happy Darwin Day!

Join us in celebrating Charles Darwin's birthday and his legacy of intellectual courage. Enjoy a science-focused Walk & Talk through our exhibits plus birthday cupcakes—all included with regular admission. Talks begin at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. Purchase an individual or family museum members...
February 12

Join us in celebrating Charles Darwin's birthday and his legacy of intellectual courage. Enjoy a science-focused Walk & Talk through our exhibits plus birthday cupcakes—all included with regular admission. Talks begin at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. Purchase an individual or family museum membership on Darwin Day and get 20 percent off! 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.

Feb 20
On Art, Camp, and Human Sacrifice (A Lecture), with Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi

In this farcical, intentionally inept Powerpoint presentation, Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi dons her persona as Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Metaphysical & Digestive Clown Research to offer findings on the art world, camp aesthetics, and (naturally) their correlation to ancien...
February 20

In this farcical, intentionally inept Powerpoint presentation, Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi dons her persona as Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Metaphysical & Digestive Clown Research to offer findings on the art world, camp aesthetics, and (naturally) their correlation to ancient human sacrifice. You'll laugh along as Carla lampoons the sometimes disingenuous realm of art theory and inspires us to think about why we look at art and its subjects the way we do. The performance will be followed by a longer, sincere artist talk—with Anthony Hudson taking over from underneath the clown makeup—followed by Q&A and conversation with the audience, for a two-hour total engagement. Cosponsored by the University of Oregon Office of the President, LGBT Education and Support Services, Department of Art, and Department of the History of Art and Architecture, with additional support from Carolee von Shillagh. 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.

Feb 21
Little Wonders: Museum Fun for Preschoolers

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month’s theme is Playing in the Rain, with fun crafts and science activities about clouds, rain storms, and rainbows. Included with regular admission; ...
February 21

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month’s theme is Playing in the Rain, with fun crafts and science activities about clouds, rain storms, and rainbows. 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.

Mar 4
Ideas on Tap: Where is My Arm?

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. This month, join University of Oregon human physiology professor Andy Karduna for Where is My Arm?—a discussion about proprioception, or how we know where our body is in spac...
March 4

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. This month, join University of Oregon human physiology professor Andy Karduna for Where is My Arm?—a discussion about proprioception, or how we know where our body is in space. Admission is free and food and beverages are available for purchase. Learn more at mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/ideas-on-tap.

Mar 7
GRAND OPENING WEEKEND: Natural Athletes

Hightail it to the museum for a track and 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. Th...
March 7

Hightail it to the museum for a track and 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 TrackTown 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 through August 30, 2020 Grand Opening Weekend: Join us for a weekend-long celebration of animal athletes! Explore the new exhibit, create your own animal crafts, and get moving with track & field-inspired activities at this family friendly event. 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. Not a current member? New memberships are available for 20 percent off throughout the weekend. Visit mnch.uoregon.edu for details.

Mar 12
Local Legends: Women in Sports

Celebrate Women's History Month with a panel of legendary female athletes. Bev Smith, Becky Sisley, Lois Youngen, and Grace Golden will reflect on their experiences as athletes, coaches, and advocates for women in sports. Moderated by Peg Rees, past director of Physical Education at the University o...
March 12

Celebrate Women's History Month with a panel of legendary female athletes. Bev Smith, Becky Sisley, Lois Youngen, and Grace Golden will reflect on their experiences as athletes, coaches, and advocates for women in sports. Moderated by Peg Rees, past director of Physical Education at the University of Oregon, the panel will be followed by an audience-driven discussion. 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. More about the panelists: Bev Smith is a three-time Olympian and former UO women’s basketball player and coach. Becky Sisley is a USATF Masters American and world record holder. Lois Youngen was a player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Grace Golden is a Becky L. Sisley Awardee and the Program Director and Clinical Research Coordinator for the Graduate Athletic Training Program, UO Department of Physiology.

Mar 14
Second Saturdays at the Museum

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. In March, we'll have Fun with Fossils, exploring the amazing stories of the giant spiked-tooth salmon and other animals from Oregon's deep past. A drop-i...
March 14

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. In March, we'll have Fun with Fossils, exploring the amazing stories of the giant spiked-tooth salmon and other animals from Oregon's deep past. A drop-in event, Second Saturday is perfect for children ages three and up with an accompanying adult. 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.

Mar 20
Little Wonders: Museum Fun for Preschoolers

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month's theme is Fascinating Flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and a story about one of nature's most beautiful things. Included with regular admission; fr...
March 20

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month's theme is Fascinating Flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and a story about one of nature's most beautiful things. 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.

Mar 24
Certified Interpretive Guide Training

In partnership with the National Association for Interpretation, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History is proud to offer a four-day interpretive guide training course. The training focuses on planning and presenting programs for visitors at interpretive sites like museums, nature centers, parks...
March 24

In partnership with the National Association for Interpretation, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History is proud to offer a four-day interpretive guide training course. The training focuses on planning and presenting programs for visitors at interpretive sites like museums, nature centers, parks, zoos, and historic sites. It also provides powerful communication tools for teachers, law/code enforcement officers, librarians, and anyone who works with members of the public to capture attention, explain a resource or idea, and inspire positive action on the part of an audience. The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone in the interpretive field. Whether you’re a new hire, a professional looking to refresh your skills, or beginning a second career, this course will aid you in improving your presentation techniques. The course combines the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical strategies in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Register online at NAI's website: https://www.interpnet.com/nai/nai/_events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CIG032420

Apr 1
Ideas on Tap: The Truth About Dishonesty

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. This month, join David Markowitz, assistant professor in the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, for The Truth About Dishonesty, a discussion of how ...
April 1

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk. This month, join David Markowitz, assistant professor in the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, for The Truth About Dishonesty, a discussion of how deception plays a fundamental role in our lives—from how we date to how we use language, and why detecting deception is such a challenge. Admission is free and food and beverages are available for purchase. Learn more at mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/ideas-on-tap.

Apr 3
Museum of Natural and Cultural History Annual Dinner: Fossils and our Future

Social hour: 5:30 p.m. Dinner and talk: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Giustina Ballroom Join us for an evening of food, drink, and conservation science! Enjoy live music and drinks during the social hour, then sit down to a three-course dinner as Edward Davis takes us on a journey into Oregon's deep past—h...
April 3

Social hour: 5:30 p.m. Dinner and talk: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Giustina Ballroom Join us for an evening of food, drink, and conservation science! Enjoy live music and drinks during the social hour, then sit down to a three-course dinner as Edward Davis takes us on a journey into Oregon's deep past—highlighting what fossils can teach us about our present and future ecosystems. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required. Each ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, a three-course dinner, and wine. A vegetarian dinner option is available. Tickets are $80 for MNCH members and $95 for the public. Tables of eight are available for $600 and include two MNCH family memberships to give as gifts. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 541-346-1671 or email rhyde@uoregon.edu.

Apr 4
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Smithsonian affiliates across the nation are proud to join in this collective celebration of conservation, biodiversity, and Earth Optimism. Enjoy free admission for two when you present a #MuseumDay ticket, available for download beginning February 27 ...
April 4

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Smithsonian affiliates across the nation are proud to join in this collective celebration of conservation, biodiversity, and Earth Optimism. Enjoy free admission for two when you present a #MuseumDay ticket, available for download beginning February 27 at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Apr 9
Eugene's Black Communities—Then and Now

Join Lyllye Reynolds-Parker, Deborah Reynolds, Elder Roy Samuels, Jennifer Broadous-Scurlock, and Callan Coleman as they share stories from Eugene's civil rights years and their ongoing experiences as members of Eugene's Black community. Moderated by Oregon Black Pioneers President Willie Richardson...
April 9

Join Lyllye Reynolds-Parker, Deborah Reynolds, Elder Roy Samuels, Jennifer Broadous-Scurlock, and Callan Coleman as they share stories from Eugene's civil rights years and their ongoing experiences as members of Eugene's Black community. Moderated by Oregon Black Pioneers President Willie Richardson, the panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. 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.

Apr 11
Second Saturdays at the Museum

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. In April, we'll gear up for Earth Day 2020 with a celebration of our Beloved Earth. Through science experiments and hands-on fun, you can explore what makes...
April 11

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. In April, we'll gear up for Earth Day 2020 with a celebration of our Beloved Earth. Through science experiments and hands-on fun, you can explore what makes our planet so special—and learn how we can keep it that way. A drop-in event, Second Saturday is perfect for children ages three and up with an accompanying adult. 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.

Apr 17
Little Wonders: Museum Fun for Preschoolers

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month's theme is Earth Day! Come learn about how we can care for our planet through games, crafts, and a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax. Inc...
April 17

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month's theme is Earth Day! Come learn about how we can care for our planet through games, crafts, and a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax. 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.

Apr 22
Earth Day at the Museum

Join us in celebrating our home planet—and the people who steward it—with an afternoon of Earth science Walk & Talks, plus Earth Day cupcakes. Walk & Talks begin at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail...
April 22

Join us in celebrating our home planet—and the people who steward it—with an afternoon of Earth science Walk & Talks, plus Earth Day cupcakes. Walk & Talks begin at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. 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.

Apr 23
Organized Bigotry—A History of Hate Groups in Oregon

Join Eric Ward, executive director of the Western States Center and a national expert on the history of hate violence, for an examination of hate groups in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. What are the impacts of these groups on People of Color, other minorities, and our democratic institutions? Wh...
April 23

Join Eric Ward, executive director of the Western States Center and a national expert on the history of hate violence, for an examination of hate groups in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. What are the impacts of these groups on People of Color, other minorities, and our democratic institutions? What actions we can take to counter the hate? 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.

Apr 29
Climate Change Research Symposium

The University of Oregon Climate Change Research Group and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History present the 9th annual Climate Change Research Symposium, showcasing scholarship from multiple disciplines on climate-related issues. The symposium features research by UO faculty, graduate students...
April 29

The University of Oregon Climate Change Research Group and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History present the 9th annual Climate Change Research Symposium, showcasing scholarship from multiple disciplines on climate-related issues. The symposium features research by UO faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates. It’s open to the public as well as the UO community, and admission is free. Learn more at climatechange.uoregon.edu.