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541.484.5307 · 800.547.5445 · EugeneCascadesCoast.org
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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Science Excursion: The Archaeology of Cascadia Caves

  • Aug 22
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

THIS EVENT IS FULL. Join US Forest Service archaeologist Tony Farque on an easy 2.5 mile hike to...

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Explore Oregon Exhibit

  • Aug 22 - Dec 31 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Three hundred million years of Northwest natural history. Go deep. Explore the forces shaping...

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Oregon: Where Past is Present Exhibit

  • Aug 22 - Dec 31 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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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 Exhibit

  • Aug 22 - Dec 31 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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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

  • Aug 22 - 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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The Moon NASA Exhibit

  • Aug 22 - Feb 25 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Mountains formed in moments? Bootprints that last for thousands of years? All this and more...

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Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century Exhibit

  • Aug 22 - Feb 11 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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How can wolves and people coexist in our modern world? From Alaska to Oregon to North Carolina,...

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2 p.m. Walk & Talk at the Museum

  • Aug 22 - 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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"2 p.m. Walk & Talk" at the Museum

  • Sep 1 - Nov 30 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a talk and exhibit tour!...

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Free First Friday at the Museum

  • Sep 1 - Dec 1 Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
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The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the...

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Go Ducks! Free Admission Weekends

  • Sep 2
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One campus. Two museums. Free admission. Labor Day weekend. The Museum of Natural and Cultural...

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Ideas On Tap

  • Sep 6
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Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Claim 52 Brewing for Ideas on Tap, a...

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Little Wonders – Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Sep 8
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You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders...

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Go Ducks! Free Admission Weekends

  • Sep 9
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One campus. Two museums. Free admission. The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the...

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Wolf Talk: Exploring the Human-Canine Bond

  • Sep 14
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Scientific debate surrounds the human-dog bond. Join Oregon State University psychologist Monique...

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Climate Change in Oregon: How Fossils Foretell the Future

  • Sep 20
  • Eugene Public Library

Oregon has an extensive fossil record from a period when carbon levels were as high as they are...

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Go Ducks! Free Admission Weekends

  • Sep 30
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One campus. Two museums. Free admission. The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the...

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Ideas On Tap

  • Oct 4
  • Sprout! Regional Food Hub

Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Claim 52 Brewing for Ideas on Tap, a...

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Exhibit Opening Dignity: Tribes in Transition

  • Oct 5
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Through 60 stunning and intimate portraits, critically acclaimed photographer, Dana Gluckstein,...

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Dignity: Tribes in Transition

  • Oct 6 - Dec 17 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Through sixty stunning and intimate portraits, photographer Dana Gluckstein pays homage to...

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Go Ducks! Free Admission Weekends

  • Oct 7
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One campus. Two museums. Free admission. The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the...

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Fossils as Guides to Conservation

  • Oct 11
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

On this National Fossil Day, join University of Oregon paleobiologist Edward B. Davis and explore...

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Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Oct 13
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

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

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Wolf Pack! Family Day at the Museum

  • Oct 21
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Bring the whole pack to the museum for a day of family fun. Enjoy crafts and activities...

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Go Ducks! Free Admission Weekends

  • Oct 28
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

One campus. Two museums. Free admission. The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the...

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Ideas On Tap

  • Nov 1
  • Sprout! Regional Food Hub

Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Claim 52 Brewing for Ideas on Tap, a...

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Wolf Talk: Kalapuya Stories

  • Nov 9
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The wolf is a central figure in Kalapuya world origin stories. Join Coos and Komemma Kalapuya...

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Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Nov 10
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

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

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Go Ducks! Free Admission Weekends

  • Nov 25
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

One campus. Two museums. Free admission. The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the...

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Little Wonders—Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Dec 8
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

You and your child are invited to learn and play at museum! With this month's theme of Rock and...

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Wolf Talk: Oregon's Wolf Management Story

  • Dec 14
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join Russ Morgan, Wolf Program Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, for a...

Little Wonders Discount Coupon

  • October 13, 2017 - October 13, 2017
  • You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This...