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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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2PM Talks at the Museum

  • Feb 25 - 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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Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

  • Feb 25 - Jul 30 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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You’ll never look at your dinner table the same way again. Gain a global perspective on food...

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Many Nations, Oregon Tribal Flags Exhibit

  • Feb 25 - May 7 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

  • Feb 25 - 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

  • Feb 25 - 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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2PM Walk & Talk at the Museum

  • Mar 1 - May 31 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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Explore Oregon Exhibit

  • Mar 1 - May 31 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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300 million years of Northwest natural history. Explore the forces shaping Oregon’s landscapes...

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Oregon: Where Past is Present Exhibit

  • Mar 1 - 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

  • Mar 1 - 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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Free First Friday at the Museum

  • Mar 3 - 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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What's Cooking? Global Foodways Family Day

  • Mar 4
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A big helping of food-focused fun for the whole family! Start by exploring their newest exhibit,...

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Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Mar 10
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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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Across the Table, Around the World: Sushi Society

  • Mar 15
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Learn about sushi's origins and its place in society as a modern dining experience. Demonstration...

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Let's Talk Food: Conversations with Oregon Food Writers

  • Mar 16
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Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for Let's Talk Food, a new series exploring food...

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Excavations at Rimrock Draw: New Directions for an Ancient Site

  • Apr 12
  • Eugene Public Library

The 2016 field season at Rimrock Draw Rockshelter led to remarkable new insights into the geology...

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Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • Apr 14
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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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Let's Talk Food: Conversations with Oregon Food Writers

  • Apr 20
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Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for Let's Talk Food, a new series exploring food...

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Across the Table, Around the World: The Cuisine of Mali

  • Apr 27
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Explore the staples and regional differences of Mali cuisine. Demonstration includes spice...

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What's for Dinner? Food from Around the World

  • Apr 29
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Get ready for some food-focused fun with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Girl...

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Get Cooking at Sprout!: A 100 Mile Meal with 100 Mile Bakery

  • May 7
  • Sprout! Food Hub

Get ready for a cooking adventure at Sprout! Regional Food Hub in Springfield. Our Get...

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Food, Pollination & Bees

  • May 10
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

University of Oregon greenhouse manager and Lane Community College instructor Brian Dykstra...

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Little Wonders: Stories and Activities for Preschoolers

  • May 12
  • 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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Let's Talk Food: Conversations with Oregon Food Writers

  • May 18
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for Let's Talk Food, a new series exploring food...

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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...