K-12 Programs at the Museum

Bring your students for hands-on learning adventures at the museum!

Take your students on a journey that inspires wonder about our natural and cultural worlds. Whether it's diving into the past with the sabertooth salmon or delving into the future of our planet's ecosystems, the museum offers a wide variety of exciting inquiry-based learning adventures. All K-12 programs are taught by trained museum educators and are aligned with state and national standards. Pre-registration is required.

Student examining fossils at the museum Classroom program onsite

K-12 Education Programs at the Museum

Please submit an Education Program Request Form (online or download) at least two weeks prior to your requested date.

  • Limit of 35 students per program - groups of 16 or more will be split into two smaller groups.
  • Programs are 60 to 90 minutes in length, but can be adjusted to fit the needs of the group.
  • Only one program can run at a time, however we can schedule groups back-to-back on the same day.
  • Programs are available Tuesdays-Fridays between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Programs include a hands-on activity in the classroom and a tour and exploration of the associated exhibit hall.
  • Information on how to get to the museum can be found on the Directions and Parking page.
  • Pre/post materials and lessons can be found on the Teacher Resources page.

Program Options

Explore the Education Program options page - Programs can be modified to meet your students' specific educational needs.

Program Cost

  • $2 per student for school-affiliated groups
  • Teachers and adult chaperones are free

Education Program Request Form: Online or Download

The museum is pleased to offer scholarships to cover the cost of education programs as well as admission for school groups who wish to visit the museum during the 2018-19 school year. Any school with at least 50% of students eligible for free or reduced lunch may apply. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis starting September 1. The application is available on the Education Program Request Form.

Spending the whole day at the University of Oregon?
Use the links below to help with planning a larger visit to campus.

For more information:

Contact the Education Coordinator at 541-346-1694 or mnhtours@uoregon.edu.

Visit our Outreach Programs page for more details about our programs visiting your classroom library, or community organization.

School Tour in Explore Oregon

Educator Pass
Interested in checking out the museum before visiting with your students? Contact the Education Coordinator at mnhtours@uoregon.edu for a FREE educator pass.


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