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.


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


Many Nations—Oregon Tribal Flags

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


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.


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.


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.



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.


Restore Oregon

Photographs by students in the UO Environmental Studies program focus on restoration projects around the state – exploring beauty, harm, and healing in nature. Learn more about the exhibition on Around the O.


Geophotography Fall 2014

The students in this course explored geology by examining rock types, bedding features, cooling fractures, fault zones, features of weathering and coastal erosion, and more. At the same time they learned the mechanics of shooting good photographs, from depth of field and composition to basic tools of post-processing.


Tradition Keepers - Shayleen Macy

Artist Shayleen Macy is a Wasco/Yakima/Warm Springs member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and a graduate of the University of Oregon's BFA program. Her prints, beadwork and mixed media pieces are inspired by the powwow culture in which she has grown up, often blending contemporary identity issues with traditional Wasco stories.

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