Archived Exhibits

Scientific at the Core

Think like a scientist! Explore an interactive laboratory that offers hands-on science-based activities for visitors of all ages. On view through January 10, 2016.

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DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition

Through 60 stunning and intimate portraits, photographer Dana Gluckstein pays homage to Indigenous Peoples around the world.

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Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century

How can wolves and people coexist in our modern world? From Alaska to Oregon to North Carolina, explore the epic story of North America’s wolves—and the vital role humans play in shaping their future. On exhibit August 11, 2017 through February 11, 2018

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RARELY SEEN: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY

The new National Geographic photography exhibition at the MNCH reveals some of the world's most astounding phenomena—from rare supercell storm clouds to an underwater sculpture garden in Mexico.

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Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

An exhibit based on the James Beard Award-winning book by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. Explore farms, markets, and family meals from Mexico to India to Mali—and discover foodways both unique and shared. You'll never look at your dinner plate the same way again.  

Open Friday, February 24 through Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Many Nations—Oregon Tribal Flags

Oregon is home to nine independent tribal nations. Journey into the history and meanings of each nation’s flag. 

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The Owl and the Woodpecker

Join conservation photographer Paul Bannick for a remarkable birding adventure! Through vivid images and sound recordings, you’ll journey deep into the natural histories of two of North America’s most iconic bird families. On view through September 18, 2016.

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Strung Together - Beads, People, and History

Strung Together celebrates beads and beadwork from around the world, spanning thousands of years and six continents. Blending items from our anthropological collections with works by contemporary artists, Strung Together invites you to discover a world of stories behind the beauty of beads.

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The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago

Featuring the Art of Ray Troll and Friends
Dive into the deep past and unravel the mystery of the buzz saw shark! Fun for the whole family, the exhibit combines original art, spectacular fossils, and a good dose of scientific humor to shed light on this freaky and fascinating fish. On view through April 24, 2016.

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Geophotography

Students in UO's Structural Geology course investigate geological processes through the intimate practice of photography. The course, taught by Roadside Geology of Oregon author Marli Miller, combines science and art to illuminate Earth's dynamic landscapes and our place within them.

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