Quench your thirst for knowledge at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk—now served online! This month, join Michael Hames-García, professor of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon, for a discussion about race and policing—and how current policy approaches fail to address the demands of activists and community organizers. While we won't be gathering in person, you can still support our friends at Viking Braggot Company Southtowne the night of the event! Stream Ideas on Tap from your device at one of their outdoor tables, or place a to-go order and enjoy their great food and braggots at home.
Learn and play from home—museum style! Preschoolers and their adults can now join us online for our popular Little Wonders program, featuring stories, hands-on activities, and more. This month is all about animal homes. Where do river otters rest? Where do bears bed down? Where do lions lounge? Join us and explore different kinds of animal dwellings and create your own animal house! We add new Little Wonders adventures every month, each one including crafts and other interactive fun you can do at home with easy-to-find items.
The museum will be closed from Monday, December 21 through Friday, December 25, and Monday, December 28 through Friday, January 1. We will be open on Saturday, December 26 and Sunday December 27.