Planning Your Visit

The museum is located near historic Hayward Field at 1680 East 15th Ave, behind the Knight Law Center. Parking is available with a permit from the admission desk.

Public hours for exhibits and for Past and Presents, the museum store, are Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Talks are offered Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and are included with admission. Talk topics range from adaptation and evolution to the geology and cultural history of Oregon. Call (541) 346-3024 to find out about today's topic. 


General Admission: $5
FREE admission to the public on the first Friday of the month

Seniors (62+): $3
Youth (3-18): $3
Families (2 adults and up to 4 youth): $10
Children (2 and under): FREE
Museum Store only: FREE

MNCH Members, UO Students, Faculty, and Staff, and ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) Members: FREE (with ID).

Active-duty military personnel: FREE (with ID)

The MNCH is fully ADA compliant. A wheelchair is on site and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call the admissions desk at (541) 346-3024 or explore our website to learn more about

Museum StorePast and Presents

Past and Presents, The Museum Store, offers a diverse selection of regional books and gifts that reflect the museum's exhibits, collections and research, as well as the work of artists inspired by the history and landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

Past and Presents is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Admission to the store is always free.

Museum members receive a 10 percent discount on most store purchases.

For more information about the store, call (541) 346-1574.