Events

The wide variety of community workshops, field trips, and family events organized by the museum has included Native American cedar-working demonstrations taught by tribal elders and nature discovery rafting trips. Events such as an annual winter solstice celebration have become highly anticipated events in the Eugene area.

Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 10:30am

You and your child are invited to join us for stories and hands-on fun including crafts, songs, games, and museum exploration.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 1:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 3:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Play in the Rain Day at Mt. Pisgah

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Looking for something fun to do with your family on a rainy (or perhaps even sunny) Saturday in November? Head to Mount Pisgah Arboretum for the 5th annual Play in the Rain Day. Visit the MNCH booth at this FREE, fun, all-ages family event and make your own coil or pinch pot, then decorate it with natural materials like leaves and pinecones. 

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 3:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

GO DUCKS! Free Admission Weekend

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 11:00am - Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art offer free admission during home game weekends throughout the UO football season.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 1:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 3:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

GO DUCKS! Free Admission Weekend

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 11:00am - Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art offer free admission during home game weekends throughout the UO football season.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 1:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 3:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Winter Wednesdays at Past and Presents, the Museum Store

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

The museum store is open late on Winter Wednesdays, welcoming holiday shoppers until 7 pm.  Browse our unique inventory emphasizing local and Northwest artists and authors, and enjoy 20% off your purchase of any non-consignment item.  MNCH members receive an additional 10% off.      

Museum No School Day

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

School’s not in session, so head to the museum for a full day of fun activities! Explore paleontology and archaeology, and uncover clues about the past.

Free First Friday

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

One campus, two museums, free admission! The MNCH and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art offer free admission on the first Friday of every month. 

Free First Friday

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

One campus, two museums, free admission! The MNCH and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art offer free admission on the first Friday of every month.  It's our way of saying thanks to the community for supporting the museums and their programs.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 1:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 3:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Winter Wednesdays at Past and Presents, the Museum Store

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

The museum store is open late on Winter Wednesdays, welcoming holiday shoppers until 7 pm.  Browse our unique inventory emphasizing local and Northwest artists and authors, and enjoy 20% off your purchase of any non-consignment item.  MNCH members receive an additional 10% off.      

Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 10:30am

You and your child are invited to join us for stories and hands-on fun including crafts, songs, games, and museum exploration. This month's theme will be "Biggest, Loudest, Hottest - Nature's Extremes."  Admission is $5 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children).  Admission is free for MNCH members.  Call 541-346-1694 for more information.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 1:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 3:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Winter Solstice Celebration - The Gift of Storytelling

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Storytelling in all its forms is an important tradition across cultures.  Celebrate the gift of storytelling during our annual Winter Solstice event!  The entire family will enjoy live music, performances, and crafts on this special evening at the museum.  Admission is free with a canned food donation to Food for Lane County.

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 11:00am - Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 5:00pm

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House! Enjoy twinkling lights and holiday refreshments, and browse the museum store for unique gift ideas.

Winter Wednesdays at Past and Presents, the Museum Store

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

The museum store is open late on Winter Wednesdays, welcoming holiday shoppers until 7 pm.  Browse our unique inventory emphasizing local and Northwest artists and authors, and enjoy 20% off your purchase of any non-consignment item.  MNCH members receive an additional 10% off.      

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 1:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 3:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 1:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Guided Tour Offered

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 3:00pm

Enhance your museum visit with a guided tour.  Tours are included with the price of admission.

Final Day - Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway with Artist Ray Troll and Paleontologist Kirk Johnson

Final Day - Tradition Keepers Cornhusk Weavings

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Tradition Keepers - Cornhusk Weavings by Kelli Palmer and Joy Ramirez