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.

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Atlas of Yellowstone

Telling the story of the world’s first national park

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Tradition Keepers: Cornhusk Weavings by Kelli Palmer and Joy Ramirez

MNCH, in collaboration with Oregon Folklife Network (OFN), showcases the work of two awardees from the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program: cornhusk weaver Kelli Palmer and her apprentice, Joy Ramirez.  The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, initiated by OFN, supports the sharing of traditional arts betwee

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Oregon - Where Past is Present

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.

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Geophotography: Spring 2013

The students in this course explored geology by examining rock types, bedding features, cooling fractures, fault zones, features of weathering and coastal erosion, and more. At the same time they learned the mechanics of shooting good photographs, from depth of field and composition to basic tools of post-processing.

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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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