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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s


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The Museum of Natural and Cultural History

  • Address:
    1680 E 15th Ave
    Eugene OR 97403
  • Phone:
    541.346.3024
  • Fax:
    541.346.5334
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At this world-class museum, visitors explore 15,000 years of Oregon's cultural history and 300 million years of its natural history and geology in a Northwest Coast longhouse-inspired building. From the world's oldest shoes to the giant sabertooth salmon, the museum celebrates Oregon's deep history through striking imagery, rare artifacts and fossils, and hands-on displays for visitors of all ages. General admission is $5 with discounts for seniors and youth. Guided exhibit talks are offered daily at 2 p.m. Free admission on the first Friday each month.

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  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Explore Oregon Exhibit

  • May 23 - May 31 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

300 million years of Northwest natural history. Explore the forces shaping Oregon’s landscapes...

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Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

  • May 23 - Jul 30 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

You’ll never look at your dinner table the same way again. Gain a global perspective on food...

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Oregon: Where Past is Present Exhibit

  • May 23 - May 31 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Delve into Oregon’s story, from the first Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of...

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Paisley Caves and the First Americans

  • May 23 - May 31 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

When did people arrive in North America? How did they get here? Museum archaeologists found...

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Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary Exhibit

  • May 23 - Sep 24 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The new National Geographic photography exhibition at the MNCH reveals some of the world's most...

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2PM Walk & Talk at the Museum

  • May 23 - May 31 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a talk and exhibit tour...

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Across the Table, Around the World: Spices of India

  • May 24
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Explore diverse foodways through chef demonstrations, hands-on learning, and delicious flavors...

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2 pm Walk & Talk at the Museum

  • Jun 1 - Aug 31 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Tuesdays through Sundays enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a...

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Free First Friday at the Museum

  • Jun 2 - Dec 1 Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the...

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Exploring the Extraordinary: Total Solar Eclipse Family Day

  • Jun 3
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Get ready for this summer's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse! Bring the family to the museum for an...

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Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Jun 9
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders...

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Ready, Set, Get Outside! Summer Solstice Celebration

  • Jun 20
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Let the longest day of the year inspire you to get outside this summer! Come to an evening of...

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Gourmet Excursion: Go With the Grain

  • Jul 12
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join the Museum for a day of celebrating foodways around the world and right here in Lane County....

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Little Wonders – Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Jul 14
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders...

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Get Cultured with Fermentation on Wheels

  • Jul 15
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Celebrate the wonderful world of fermentation with a workshop taught by Tara Whitsitt...

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Gourmet Excursion: From Field to Fork

  • Jul 21
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Dig into garden-fresh foods! Join the Museum for tours of Elizabeth Page Elementary School...

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Science Excursion: Cascades Geology

  • Jul 27
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Explore the natural history and geology of the stunning Cascade Range. Led by museum...

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Wolves and Wild Lands Exhibit Opening & Film Screening

  • Aug 11
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century is an exhibit from the International Wolf Center and...

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Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century Exhibit

  • Aug 11 - Feb 11 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

How can wolves and people coexist in our modern world? From Alaska to Oregon to North Carolina,...

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Science Excursion: The Archaeology of Cascadia Cave

  • Aug 22
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join US Forest Service archaeologist Tony Farque on an easy 2.5 mile hike to Cascadia Cave in the...