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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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2PM Talks at the Museum

  • Dec 6 - Feb 28 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers exhibit talks Tuesday through Sunday at 2 p.m....

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Many Nations - Oregon Tribal Flags

  • Dec 6 - Feb 28 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Oregon is home to nine independent tribal nations. Journey into the history and meanings of each...

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Oregon - Where Past is Present

  • Dec 6 - Feb 28 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

  • Dec 6 - Feb 28 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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When did people first arrive in North America? How did they get here? Museum archaeologists found...

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Restore Oregon - Reflections on Water

  • Dec 6 - Feb 19 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

A project in partnership with the UO Environmental Leadership Program. This collection of student...

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Strung Together - Beads, People and History

  • Dec 6 - Feb 5 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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From ancient artifacts to works by contemporary artists, discover a world of human stories behind...

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Ideas on Tap: The Future of Craft Beer

  • Dec 7
  • Sprout! Regional Food Hub

This month it's Boom or Bubble? The Future of Craft Beer. What do big-beer buyouts, brewery...

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Little Wonders – Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Dec 9
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You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during the monthly Little Wonders...

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Ideas on Tap: How We Feel About the Future

  • Jan 4
  • Sprout! Regional Food Hub

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History with Oregon Humanities present The World to Come: How...

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Little Wonders – Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Jan 13
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You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during the monthly Little Wonders...

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Ideas on Tap: New Sagebrush Rebellion

  • Feb 1
  • Sprout! Regional Food Hub

This month, discuss Lessons from Malheur: Community Resilience and the New Sagebrush Rebellion. A...

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Engineer It! Architecture and the First Oregonians - No School Days at the Museum

  • Feb 3
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Shelter is a basic human need, and a design challenge. Ancient Native Americans used local,...

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Little Wonders – Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Feb 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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Move Like A Mammoth at Eugene Public Library

  • Feb 12
  • Eugene Public Library

Can you pounce like a sabertooth cat, move like a mammoth or stroll like a giant ground sloth?...

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Hungry Planet: What the World Eats 

  • Feb 24 - Jul 30 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • The Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Gain a global perspective on food. Through spectacular photographs and thought-provoking...