Learn and Play! You and your child are invited to join us for stories and fun including crafts, songs, games, and museum exploration. Each month, we present a different theme and a different set of hands-on activities.
Second Friday of the month, 10:30 a.m.
Admission is $5 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children). Admission is free for MNCH members. Each participating family gets 10 percent off museum store purchases (15 percent off for museum members). The store carries a variety of fun and educational gifts – including the Little Wonders book lineup!
Upcoming Little Wonders:
Ancient Animal Olympics
Let's celebrate the Olympic Trials with our very own Ancient Animal Olympics! Move like a mammoth, crouch like a sabertooth cat, and make your own gold medal to take home.
There are more bugs in the world than any other creature. What types of bugs do you see outside your house? Come to the museum to learn about bugs, search for some in our native plant courtyard, and create your own bug crafts.
Hiding in Plain Sight
Animals come in different shapes and sizes and live in all kinds of environments. Some animals have special features that can help them hide from predators. Children will discover how animals use camouflage to survive, and they'll learn how to camouflage their very own "animal" against predators.
Looking for Leaves
Fall is here and the leaves are changing colors. Come explore the many colors of leaves that blow in the autumn wind, and create your own colorful leaf artwork to take home.
Explore the redesigned and newly opened Oregon - Where Past is Present exhibit, and discover traditional tools that Native Americans have been using in Oregon over thousands years.