Events

March 2024

Mar2
Explore Oregon10:00 a.m.

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the...
Explore Oregon
January 14–December 29
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Experience the dynamic forces that shape Oregon’s landscapes, climate, and ecosystems. Meet giant salmon, Ice Age sloths, and other amazing animals from across the millennia. Through interactive displays and rare specimens, you’ll go deep into Oregon’s past and join a conversation about our collective future.

Mar2
Oregon: Where Past Is Present10:00 a.m.

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the First Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes. Combining interactive displays with world-class...
Oregon: Where Past Is Present
January 13–December 29
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the archaeology of the First Americans to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes.

Combining interactive displays with world-class anthropological collections, Oregon—Where Past is Present shares 14,000 years of Oregon stories, and invites you to tell your own. Explore the galleries, try your hand at ancient weaving styles, test your skills as an archaeologist, and much more.

Mar2
Underwater Forests—Oregon's Kelp Ecosystems10:00 a.m.

Experience Oregon's dynamic—yet fragile—kelp forest ecosystems and learn why this species is vital to Oregon and the world. Discover the critters that call...
Underwater Forests—Oregon's Kelp Ecosystems
October 28–September 15
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Experience Oregon's dynamic—yet fragile—kelp forest ecosystems and learn why this species is vital to Oregon and the world. Discover the critters that call Oregon's kelp forests home, the threats facing kelp today, and what we can do to help the kelp.

Mar2
Wolves: Photography by Ronan Donovan10:00 a.m.

Come face-to-face with wolves! Wolves: Photography by Ronan Donovan, features National Geographic photographer Ronan Donovan's stunning images and videos of wild wolves...
Wolves: Photography by Ronan Donovan
March 2–May 26
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Come face-to-face with wolves! Wolves: Photography by Ronan Donovan, features National Geographic photographer Ronan Donovan's stunning images and videos of wild wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Ellesmere Island in the high Canadian Arctic. Created by National Geographic Society and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the exhibit features images and videos highlighting the contrast between wolves that live in perceived competition with humans and wolves that live without human intervention. Photograph by Ronan Donovan, National Geographic Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. On exhibit in National Geographic "Wolves: Photography by Ronan Donovan"

Mar14
Outliers & Outlaws Storytelling Series: Queer at the University of Oregon 6:00 p.m.

Decades of dynamic LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff made a big impact on the University of Oregon campus and in Eugene. Come hear former and current UO faculty and students...
Outliers & Outlaws Storytelling Series: Queer at the University of Oregon
March 14
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History Galleria

Decades of dynamic LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff made a big impact on the University of Oregon campus and in Eugene. Come hear former and current UO faculty and students reflect on their efforts to create community and fight discrimination, and how those efforts are reflected in campus life today. 

  Moderator: Judith Raiskin  Storytellers: Sarah Douglas, Lynn Pinckney, and PJ Rees

 

Rescheduled from January 18, 2024

Mar23
Spring into Science Membership Discount

Visit the museum during Spring Break and receive 20% off Family and Individual, new or renewing memberships. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT/WIC card for an even deeper...
Spring into Science Membership Discount
March 23–31
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Visit the museum during Spring Break and receive 20% off Family and Individual, new or renewing memberships. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT/WIC card for an even deeper discount.  

Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its cultural history—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes. 

Discount applies to in-person membership purchases only. Learn more about the benefits of membership on our website

April 2024

Apr5
Free First Friday at the Museum10:00 a.m.

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its...
Free First Friday at the Museum
September 1–August 2
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its cultural history—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes.

Apr25
SAVE THE DATE—MNCH Annual Dinner 5:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars to join us for an evening of food, drink, and celebration of connections to the deep past. MNCH Director Todd Braje will discuss archaeology’s incredible...
SAVE THE DATE—MNCH Annual Dinner
April 25
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Mark your calendars to join us for an evening of food, drink, and celebration of connections to the deep past. MNCH Director Todd Braje will discuss archaeology’s incredible potential to help us understand, evaluate, and remediate the environmental challenges we now face. 

Check our website for more information and to purchase tickets. Tickets go on sale March 4. 

Seating is limited and reservations will be required. Each ticket includes a three-course dinner, wine, and a pre-dinner sampling.