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.

2015-16 Education Programs
Guided programs are available Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Explore our Guided Education Program options.

  • Cost is $2 per student for school-affiliated groups.
  • One chaperone is required - and will receive free admission - per every ten students.
  • There is a limit of 32 students per program.
  • Additional chaperones are admitted at $3 per person.
  • Please register at least two weeks in advance using one of the forms below:

Reservation Form (online)
Reservation Form (download)

Thanks to generous support from Pacific Continental Bank, scholarship funds are available to cover admission and bus transportation. Any school with at least 50% of students eligible for free or reduced lunch may apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications must be submitted along with reservation forms. 

Scholarship Application (online)
Scholarship Application (download) 

Parking Information
The museum is located just east of the intersection of E. 15th Avenue and Agate Street, on the University of Oregon campus. Parking is available in lot 34A in front of the museum (on E. 15th Avenue). The museum provides parking passes for visitors upon arrival. If this lot is full, there is free 2-hour parking one block east of the museum on Moss Street as well as on Villard Street. Large buses may park on the street in front of the museum as long as a driver remains with the vehicle. Virtual maps of the University of Oregon campus are available online.

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