K-12 Programs at the Museum

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

Student examining fossils 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.

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!

2015-16 K-12 Education Programs at the Museum

Scheduling/Planning a Visit to the Museum

  • Limit of 32 students per program
  • Programs are 60 minutes in length for K-2 grade classes, 90 minutes for 3-12 grade groups
  • Programs are available Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Explore our Education Program options
  • Please submit a request form at least two weeks prior to your requested program date

Oregon - Where Past is Present closes for construction on January 25, 2016.
This winter, the museum begins construction on Oregon - Where Past is Present and the adjacent exhibit spaces in the museum's south wing. The undertaking will bring new interactive displays, fresh content, and greater accessibility to the ten-year-old cultural history exhibit - plus a brand new exhibit area devoted to Oregon's Paisley Caves. Some education programs will not be available during construction. Questions? Contact the museum's Education Coordinator at (541) 346-1694 or mnhtours@uoregon.edu.

Education Program Request Form: Online or Download

Program Costs

  • $2 per student for school-affiliated group
  • One chaperone will receive free admission per every ten students
  • Additional chaperones are $3 per adult

**As of October 2015, all 2015-16 scholarships have been awarded**
Pacific Continental Bank generously provides funding to cover admission and bus transportation for schools serving low-income communities. Scholarships are available to eligible schools on a first-come, first-served basis. At this time, all available scholarships have been assigned for the 2015-16 school year. Please check back in summer 2016 to learn about future scholarship opportunities.


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