Current Exhibits

Scientific at the Core

Think like a scientist! Explore an interactive laboratory that offers hands-on science-based activities for visitors of all ages.


The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago

Featuring the Art of Ray Troll and Friends
Dive into the deep past and unravel the mystery of the buzz saw shark! Fun for the whole family, the exhibit combines original art, spectacular fossils, and a good dose of scientific humor to shed light on this freaky and fascinating fish.


Tradition Keepers - Shayleen Macy

Artist Shayleen Macy is a Wasco/Yakima/Warm Springs member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and a graduate of the University of Oregon's BFA program. Her prints, beadwork and mixed media pieces are inspired by the powwow culture in which she has grown up, often blending contemporary identity issues with traditional Wasco stories.


Highlights of the Jensen Arctic Collection

Journey into the unique cultures and ecosystems of the Arctic. Recently adopted from Western Oregon University, the Jensen Collection represents one of the largest assemblages of Arctic material in the lower forty-eight states, and a valuable record of life in a rapidly changing region.


Explore Oregon

300 million years of Northwest natural history


Oregon - Where Past is Present

Experience 15,000 years of Northwest cultural history and 200 million years of geology. Realistic environmental displays portray four geographic regions of Oregon, each a different time in history and a different season of the year.


Site Seeing: Snapshots of Historical Archaeology in Oregon

From a nineteenth-century working-class family in Portland to a Chinese mining community in Jacksonville, this exhibit tells the stories of five historical sites recently excavated by museum archaeologists.

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