Exhibits

Through engaging interpretation and presentation of objects and research the Exhibits program strives to serve as an academic and cultural resource for the community - enhancing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the natural and cultural history of Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and the broader world.

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the first Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s tribes. This newly enhanced exhibit combines interactive technology, hands-on experiences, and world-class collections—showcasing 14,000 years of Oregon stories, and inviting you to tell your own.

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet the sabertooth salmon, the giant sloth, and other amazing animals from across the millennia. Through interactive displays, striking imagery, and rare specimens, you’ll go deep into Oregon’s past and join a conversation about our collective future.  

Dive into the essential nature of water, our planet's lifeblood. This new exhibition blends interactive displays and digital media from the Smithsonian with scientific research happening right here at the UO—inspiring creative conversations about Earth's water sources, and how we can steward them well into the future.

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.

The moon is a place where mountains form in moments and astronaut bootprints might last for millennia. Take a lunar expedition through striking NASA photographs and explore the fascinating landscape of our closest celestial neighbor.