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.

A drop-in event, Second Saturdays are perfect for children ages three and up with an accompanying adult. Included with regular admission; free for museum members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.




September 14, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Peregrine Falcon

September's Second Saturday is all about Peregrine Falcons and other raptors, featuring science activities and bird-focused crafts. 

October 12, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Second Saturday - civil rights image

October's Second Saturday is all about Oregon's civil rights era. 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.

November 9, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Ancient tool example


In November, we'll celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by Exploring Ancient Technologies. Come test your engineering skills while investigating the engineering technologies of Oregon’s First Peoples. 

December 14, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Second Saturday - December

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.