May 14
Explore Oregon

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the millennia. Through interactive displays and rare specimens, you’ll go deep into Oregon’s past and join a conversation about our collecti...
May 14
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the millennia. Through interactive displays and rare specimens, you’ll go deep into Oregon’s past and join a conversation about our collective future.

May 14
Magic in Medieval Europe

Welcome to the world of medieval spirits and sorcery! Through spellbinding stories, objects, and imagery, MAGIC will take you to the roots of everyday superstitions and conjurings, delving deep into the phenomenon of magical thinking—past and present.
May 14
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Welcome to the world of medieval spirits and sorcery! Through spellbinding stories, objects, and imagery, MAGIC will take you to the roots of everyday superstitions and conjurings, delving deep into the phenomenon of magical thinking—past and present.

May 14
National Geographic Photo Ark

Come face to face with some of the world’s most charismatic animals [through stunning photography]. This bilingual English-Spanish exhibit features powerful images, interactive stations, and compelling video that inspire us to care about these incredible, vanishing species—and to help protect them f...
May 14
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Come face to face with some of the world’s most charismatic animals [through stunning photography]. This bilingual English-Spanish exhibit features powerful images, interactive stations, and compelling video that inspire us to care about these incredible, vanishing species—and to help protect them for future generations. Photo Ark is developed and traveled by the National Geographic Society. Event photo is a federally endangered Florida panther, Puma concolor coryl, at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. ©Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark.

May 14
Oregon: Where Past Is Present

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the First Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes. Combining interactive displays with world-class anthropological collections, Oregon—Where Past is Present shares 14,000 years of Oregon stories, and invites you to tell your own. Explor...
May 14
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the First Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes. Combining interactive displays with world-class anthropological collections, Oregon—Where Past is Present shares 14,000 years of Oregon stories, and invites you to tell your own. Explore the galleries, try your hand at ancient weaving styles, test your skills as an archaeologist, and much more.

May 19
Explore Oregon

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the millennia. Through interactive displays and rare specimens, you’ll go deep into Oregon’s past and join a conversation about our collecti...
May 19
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the millennia. Through interactive displays and rare specimens, you’ll go deep into Oregon’s past and join a conversation about our collective future.

May 19
Oregon: Where Past Is Present

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the First Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes. Combining interactive displays with world-class anthropological collections, Oregon—Where Past is Present shares 14,000 years of Oregon stories, and invites you to tell your own. Explor...
May 19
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the First Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes. Combining interactive displays with world-class anthropological collections, Oregon—Where Past is Present shares 14,000 years of Oregon stories, and invites you to tell your own. Explore the galleries, try your hand at ancient weaving styles, test your skills as an archaeologist, and much more.

May 19
Longevity: The Archaeology of a Chinese Business in Eugene's Market District

Recent excavations have revealed an early twentieth century Chinese restaurant and gift store in downtown Eugene. Join MNCH archaeologists Jon Krier, Marlene Jampolsky, and Chris Ruiz for a glimpse into how the business successfully operated amidst racist laws and a predominantly Euro-American commu...
May 19
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Recent excavations have revealed an early twentieth century Chinese restaurant and gift store in downtown Eugene. Join MNCH archaeologists Jon Krier, Marlene Jampolsky, and Chris Ruiz for a glimpse into how the business successfully operated amidst racist laws and a predominantly Euro-American community. Cosponsored by the Oregon Historical Society. Space is limited and reservations are required for the presentation. Please RSVP online or contact us at 541-346-3024 or mnchticketing@uoregon.edu.

May 21
Blue Star Museums

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and veterans year-round. From Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, we are proud to extend the offer of free admission to all military families (with ID) through the Blue Star Museums program!
May 21
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and veterans year-round. From Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, we are proud to extend the offer of free admission to all military families (with ID) through the Blue Star Museums program!

May 21
Native Plant Tours

Celebrate spring (rain or shine!) with a walk and talk in and around the museum's Glenn Starlin Native Plant Courtyard guided by members of Native Plant Society of Oregon, Emerald Chapter. With over 40 species, the courtyard offers a rich array of plant life that have supported thriving Indigenous c...
May 21
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Celebrate spring (rain or shine!) with a walk and talk in and around the museum's Glenn Starlin Native Plant Courtyard guided by members of Native Plant Society of Oregon, Emerald Chapter. With over 40 species, the courtyard offers a rich array of plant life that have supported thriving Indigenous cultures for millennia.

May 26
Nature Night: Birds of Oregon

Join Cascades Raptor Center, Lane County Audubon Society, and Eugene Natural History Society for an evening of bird appreciation dedicated to longtime Eugene ornithologist Herb Wisner (1922-2022). Drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. to chat with experts, enjoy the museum's latest exhibit, and...
May 26
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join Cascades Raptor Center, Lane County Audubon Society, and Eugene Natural History Society for an evening of bird appreciation dedicated to longtime Eugene ornithologist Herb Wisner (1922-2022). Drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. to chat with experts, enjoy the museum's latest exhibit, and find out how best to create a healthy backyard ecosystem for feathered friends.

May 28
Photo Ark: Last Weekend on View!

Experience the awe inspiring photographs before it's too late. Come face to face with some of the world’s most charismatic animals. This bilingual English-Spanish exhibit features powerful images, interactive stations, and compelling video that inspire us to care about these incredible, vanishing s...
May 28
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Experience the awe inspiring photographs before it's too late. Come face to face with some of the world’s most charismatic animals. This bilingual English-Spanish exhibit features powerful images, interactive stations, and compelling video that inspire us to care about these incredible, vanishing species—and to help protect them for future generations. Photo Ark is developed and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

Jun 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.
June 3
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

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.

Jun 8
Bird Eggs and Nests—Photographs of the Museum's Collection

Students from the University of Oregon's Environmental Leadership Program course illuminate the incredible beauty and ingenuity of nature through photographs of eggs and nests from the museum's collection.
June 8
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Students from the University of Oregon's Environmental Leadership Program course illuminate the incredible beauty and ingenuity of nature through photographs of eggs and nests from the museum's collection.

Jun 8
Gifts for Grads at the Museum Store

Shopping for the science grad in your life? Head to the museum store! From geoscience tea infusers to chemistry pendants, we've got the perfect science-themed gift. Enjoy special UO Commencement Weekend discounts on jewelry, pint glasses, cards, and much more. Take 10 percent off any non-consignment...
June 8
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Shopping for the science grad in your life? Head to the museum store! From geoscience tea infusers to chemistry pendants, we've got the perfect science-themed gift. Enjoy special UO Commencement Weekend discounts on jewelry, pint glasses, cards, and much more. Take 10 percent off any non-consignment item (20 percent off for MNCH members and UO faculty and staff) and take home a free canvas tote with your purchase of $50 or more. Admission to the museum store is always free.

Jun 8
Natural Athletes: Track & Field Champs of the Animal Kingdom Reopening Celebration

Hightail it to the museum for a track & field competition like no other—with tigers, 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. Throug...
June 8
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Hightail it to the museum for a track & field competition like no other—with tigers, 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. 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. 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. member reception 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. free public preview Space is limited for the member hour and reservations are recommended. Please RSVP online or contact us at 541-346-1671 or rhyde@uoregon.edu.

Jun 9
Natural Athletes: Track & Field Champs of the Animal Kingdom

Hightail it to the museum for a track & field competition like no other—with tigers, 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. Throug...
June 9
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Hightail it to the museum for a track & field competition like no other—with tigers, 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. 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.

Jun 13
Commencement: Museum Open and Free

Congratulations, Duck graduates! On UO Commencement, the museum celebrates the Class of 2022 by offering free admission to grads, families, and everyone else. Come see the world's first running shoes, get to know the track and field champs of the animal kingdom, and uncover a world of stories about ...
June 13
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Congratulations, Duck graduates! On UO Commencement, the museum celebrates the Class of 2022 by offering free admission to grads, families, and everyone else. Come see the world's first running shoes, get to know the track and field champs of the animal kingdom, and uncover a world of stories about Oregon's past, present, and future.

Jun 19
Closed: Juneteenth

The museum is closed in observance of Juneteenth.
June 19
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The museum is closed in observance of Juneteenth.