Sep23
Humans, Other Animals, and the Ethics of Research

This fall, Eugene Opera will present Lucy, a work based on the real-life story of a chimpanzee raised as a 'daughter' by psychologist Maurice Temerlin. Join the production's creative team along with researchers from the University of Oregon for an exploration of animal ethics and the human stories b...
September 23
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

This fall, Eugene Opera will present Lucy, a work based on the real-life story of a chimpanzee raised as a 'daughter' by psychologist Maurice Temerlin. Join the production's creative team along with researchers from the University of Oregon for an exploration of animal ethics and the human stories behind academic research. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Request your reservations online or contact us at 541-346-3024 or mnchticketing@uoregon.edu. Eugene Opera will present Lucy on September 24 and 26 at Springfield's Wildish Theater. Visit https://eugeneopera.org/upcoming-productions/lucy/ to learn more.

Sep25
Go Ducks! Weekends

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us! *Disc...
September 25
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us! *Discount applies to individual and family memberships only.

Oct1
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.
October 1
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.

Oct6
Ideas on Tap: Medieval Magic—Then and Now

Quench your thirst for knowledge at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk—now served virtually on Zoom and Facebook. What comes out of witch bottles? Where does Hallowe’en candy come from? Is that unicorn horn real? Join University of Oregon folklorist Martha ...
October 6

Quench your thirst for knowledge at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk—now served virtually on Zoom and Facebook. What comes out of witch bottles? Where does Hallowe’en candy come from? Is that unicorn horn real? Join University of Oregon folklorist Martha Bayless and explore the surprising history of medieval magic, along with some examples that are still with us today. Register to participate on Zoom: https://uoregon.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ctm5PfEIRjqCoWctEPCfvA or watch the talk live on our Facebook page.

Oct11
Indigenous Peoples' Day

Special Monday hours: The Museum of Natural and Cultural History 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.
October 11
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Special Monday hours: The Museum of Natural and Cultural History 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.

Oct13
Little Wonders Museum Fun for Preschoolers

Learn and play from home—museum-style! Preschoolers and their adults can join us online for our popular Little Wonders program, featuring stories, hands-on activities, and more. This month is all about changing leaves. Fall is here and it's time to explore the many colors of leaves blowing in the au...
October 13

Learn and play from home—museum-style! Preschoolers and their adults can join us online for our popular Little Wonders program, featuring stories, hands-on activities, and more. This month is all about changing leaves. Fall is here and it's time to explore the many colors of leaves blowing in the autumn wind. Join us and create your own colorful leaf artwork! Head to Little Wonders Online beginning Friday, October 15 and join the fun! We'll also enjoy a live, virtual story time that morning at 10:30. Preregistration (https://mnch.uoregon.edu/form/little-wonders-story-time-registration) is required for the story time. There is no cost to participate. Want a little help gathering the materials? We now have Little Wonders activity kits, available for pick-up at the museum starting Wednesday, October 13. Kits are $5 each; MNCH members are entitled to two free kits each month; discounted kits are available to Oregon Trail or other EBT card holders. Supplies are limited and kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your kit Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m, and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays.* You can also request to have your kits mailed to you. Complete the request form at https://mnch.uoregon.edu/form/little-wonders-activity-kit-request. *Open hours are subject to change. Before you pick up your kit at the museum, please call 541-346-3024 or visit our website for the most current information: mnch.uoregon.edu/visit

Oct15
Go Ducks! Weekends

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us! *Disc...
October 15
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us! *Discount applies to individual and family memberships only.

Oct21
Conversations for the Curious

Join a trio of museum scientists for a three-part conversation about Oregon archaeology—and what it reveals about the distant and not-so-distant past. On October 21, archaeologist Jaime Kennedy leads a discussion about how paleoethnobotanists interpret Indigenous People's relationships with foods ...
October 21
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join a trio of museum scientists for a three-part conversation about Oregon archaeology—and what it reveals about the distant and not-so-distant past. On October 21, archaeologist Jaime Kennedy leads a discussion about how paleoethnobotanists interpret Indigenous People's relationships with foods in deep history. On October 28, archaeologist Andrew Boehm delves into the world of zooarchaeology, exploring what we can learn from animal bones at cultural sites. On November 4, historical archaeologist Chris Ruiz wraps up the series with a look at how artifacts, written records, and oral histories can inform our understanding of Oregon's more recent history. Each session will be paired with a brief reading to be completed by the participants ahead of time. We ask that participants commit to attending all three sessions. Register now at https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/conversations-curious. The museum is committed to making the program as accessible as possible and offers a sliding scale registration fee of $20 to $60.

Oct23
MAGIC Exhibit Opening Weekend

Welcome to the world of spirits and sorcery! Through bewitching stories, objects, and imagery, MAGIC will take you to the roots of everyday superstitions and conjurings, delving into the phenomenon of magical thinking—past and present. Included with regular admission and free for MNCH members and...
October 23
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Welcome to the world of spirits and sorcery! Through bewitching stories, objects, and imagery, MAGIC will take you to the roots of everyday superstitions and conjurings, delving into the phenomenon of magical thinking—past and present. Included with regular admission and free for MNCH members and UO ID cardholders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Request your reservations online or contact us at 541-346-3024 or mnchticketing@uoregon.edu.

Oct28
Conversations for the Curious

Join a trio of museum scientists for a three-part conversation about Oregon archaeology—and what it reveals about the distant and not-so-distant past. On October 21, archaeologist Jaime Kennedy leads a discussion about how paleoethnobotanists interpret Indigenous People's relationships with foods ...
October 28
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join a trio of museum scientists for a three-part conversation about Oregon archaeology—and what it reveals about the distant and not-so-distant past. On October 21, archaeologist Jaime Kennedy leads a discussion about how paleoethnobotanists interpret Indigenous People's relationships with foods in deep history. On October 28, archaeologist Andrew Boehm delves into the world of zooarchaeology, exploring what we can learn from animal bones at cultural sites. On November 4, historical archaeologist Chris Ruiz wraps up the series with a look at how artifacts, written records, and oral histories can inform our understanding of Oregon's more recent history. Each session will be paired with a brief reading to be completed by the participants ahead of time. We ask that participants commit to attending all three sessions. Register now at https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/conversations-curious. The museum is committed to making the program as accessible as possible and offers a sliding scale registration fee of $20 to $60.

Oct30
Go Ducks! Weekends

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us! *Disc...
October 30
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us! *Discount applies to individual and family memberships only.

Nov4
Conversations for the Curious

Join a trio of museum scientists for a three-part conversation about Oregon archaeology—and what it reveals about the distant and not-so-distant past. On October 21, archaeologist Jaime Kennedy leads a discussion about how paleoethnobotanists interpret Indigenous People's relationships with foods ...
November 4
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join a trio of museum scientists for a three-part conversation about Oregon archaeology—and what it reveals about the distant and not-so-distant past. On October 21, archaeologist Jaime Kennedy leads a discussion about how paleoethnobotanists interpret Indigenous People's relationships with foods in deep history. On October 28, archaeologist Andrew Boehm delves into the world of zooarchaeology, exploring what we can learn from animal bones at cultural sites. On November 4, historical archaeologist Chris Ruiz wraps up the series with a look at how artifacts, written records, and oral histories can inform our understanding of Oregon's more recent history. Each session will be paired with a brief reading to be completed by the participants ahead of time. We ask that participants commit to attending all three sessions. Register now at https://mnch.uoregon.edu/learn/conversations-curious. The museum is committed to making the program as accessible as possible and offers a sliding scale registration fee of $20 to $60.

Nov13
Go Ducks! Weekends

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us! *Disc...
November 13
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us! *Discount applies to individual and family memberships only.

Nov27
Go Ducks! Weekends

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us! *Disc...
November 27
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us! *Discount applies to individual and family memberships only.