K-12 Programs at the Museum

Bring your students for hands-on learning adventures at the museum!

Take your students on a journey that inspires wonder about our natural and cultural worlds. Whether it's diving into the past with the sabertooth salmon or delving into the future of our planet's ecosystems, the museum offers a wide variety of exciting inquiry-based learning adventures. All K-12 programs are taught by trained museum educators and are aligned with state and national standards. Pre-registration is required.Student examining fossils at the museum

K-12 Education Programs at the Museum


  • Please submit an Education Program Request Form (online or download) at least two weeks prior to your requested date.
  • Limit of 32 students per program - groups of 16 or more will be split into two smaller groups.
  • Programs are 60 minutes in length for grades K-2, 90 minutes in length for grades 3-12.
  • Only one program can run at a time, however we can schedule groups back-to-back on the same day.
  • Programs are available Tuesdays-Fridays between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Programs include a hands-on activity in the classroom and a tour and exploration of the associated exhibit hall.
  • Information on Directions and Parking at the museum.
  • Pre/post materials and lessons can be found on the Teacher Resources page.

Program Options

Program Cost

  • $2 per student for school-affiliated groups
  • Teachers and adult chaperones are free

Spending the whole day at the University of Oregon?
Use the links below to help with planning a larger visit to campus.

Education Program Request Form: Online or Download

Pacific Continental Bank generously provides funding to cover admission and bus transportation for schools serving low-income communities. Any school with at least 50% of students eligible for free or reduced lunch may apply. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis starting September 1. The scholarship application is available on the Education Program Request Form. UPDATE: All scholarship funds for the 2017-18 school year have been awarded. Any new requests will be added to the wait list and will be notified if more funds become available.

School Tour in Explore Oregon

Educator Pass
Interested in checking out the museum before visiting with your students? Contact the Education Coordinator at 541-346-1694 or mnhtours@uoregon.edu for a FREE educator pass.

Interested in having the museum visit your school? Check the Outreach Programs page for more details!


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