Navigating Knowledge: A Journey through Museum Collections

From monkeys and maps to fossils and folklore, MNCH collections help University of Oregon scholars solve mysteries about our planet and our collective human experience. Opens March 3

Glimpse into the vaults with UO faculty scientists and join their ongoing investigations: You’ll journey to outer space to uncover life’s origins, voyage across the Pacific in search of the First Americans, discover how fossils can predict earthquakes, explore arts and sovereignty in Africa and the Americas, and more.    

Frances White in her lab

Public Opening Celebration
Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4 | 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the new exhibit! From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. both days, join us for family-friendly scavenger hunts—and discover rare rocks, artifacts, and other amazing items from our collections.
Members-only preview
Friday, March 2 | 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A reception and sneak peek exclusively for MNCH members