Family Days at the MNCH

The museum offers fun-filled family days two to three times a year, featuring activity and craft tables, exhibit exploration, and much more—all specially tailored to kids and their adults! 


Saturday, February 3 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

A really, really big adventure awaits you at the next family day! From mammoths to ground sloths to sabertooth salmon, come celebrate the giant animals from Oregon's deep past. Explore the exhibits, play games, make crafts, and have some huge fun learning about these amazing creatures. Snacks will be provided.

Fossil Skull

Featuring storytelling by Cullen Vance at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. plus tons of fun activities: 

"I-Spy" Observe ancient animals throughout the exhibits!

Ask a Paleontologist! UO paleontologists work closely with the museum. Talk with the experts and check out some fascinating fossils!

How Big Were They? See just how tall some of these massive creatures were, and compare your own height to theirs!

Guess Whose Tooth? Test your ability to match ancient teeth with the ancient animal they came from

Puzzle Solving with UO Team Duckling– Challenge yourself with puzzles of some prehistoric giants!

Giant Crafts Create finger puppets and moveable cut-outs of ancient animals to take home.

Fossil Dig with UO Geology Club–Dig up some awesome fossils and practice your paleontology skills.

Included with regular admission; half-price admission for families presenting EBT cards; free for MNCH members.

Cosponsored by the UO Geology Club and UO Team Duckling