To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum's public spaces are temporarily closed. In the meantime, enjoy the museum from home and watch for updates on our reopening plans. Hightail it to the museum 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 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
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum's public spaces are temporarily closed. In the meantime, enjoy the museum from home and watch for updates on our reopening plans. 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.
Join University of Oregon Clark Honors College Professor David Frank and his students for a virtual discussion of The March, a film by UO alumnus James Blue that documents the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Before the discussion, watch Blue's 33-minute film at https://themarch.uoregon.edu/ and check out David Frank's 3-minute intro to the presentation. Then tune in to the museum's Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. on June 4 to join a live discussion about the film, the civil rights movement, and white nationalism in the U.S. You can also catch the video on our YouTube channel after it airs live.
You and your child are invited to learn and play at home during our monthly virtual Little Wonders event! This month's theme is birds in springtime. Join us and the Cascades Raptor Center online to explore our flying feathered friends!
You and your child are invited to learn and play at home during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month we're having Fun with Science. What exactly is science? Can you be a scientist? Yes, you can! Join us for stories, experiments, and crafts encouraging curiosity and exploration.
You and your child are invited to learn and play at home during our monthly Little Wonders event! Join us this month and dive into the watery world of Sharks! Investigate their sharp teeth and big fins, and make your own shark craft to take home.