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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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H2O TODAY: Opening Weekend

  • Jan 20 - Jan 21 Recurring daily
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Family-friendly science activities investigating the amazing world of water in honor of the...

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Explore Oregon Exhibit

  • Jan 20 - Feb 28 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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The Moon NASA Exhibit

  • Jan 20 - 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

  • Jan 20 - 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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H2O Lecture & Discussion - Chasing Big Ice

  • Feb 1
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Oceanographer Dave Sutherland discuses why the location and timing of iceberg melt matters to...

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Free First Friday at the Museum

  • Feb 2
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The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the...

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Family Day - Giants at the Museum

  • Feb 3
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Explore the exhibits, play games, make crafts and have some fun learning about Oregon's giant...

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Let's Talk: The Fanged Fishasaurus

  • Feb 9
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Explore up-to-the-minute science related to the fascinating sabertooth salmon, learn how recent...

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Little Wonders – Stories & Activities for Preschoolers

  • Feb 9
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Discover what science is by listening to stories, doing fun experiments and other activities at...

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NEA Big Read - History and Culture of Western Oregon Native American Tribes

  • Feb 10
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Discover the history and culture of Western Oregon Native American tribes from Grand Ronde Tribal...

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Science Walk & Talks - Happy Birthday Darwin

  • Feb 11
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Celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday and his legacy of scientific curiosity with a special Science...

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Let's Talk - Adventures in Antarctic Paleontology

  • Feb 16
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Re-trace the fossil-finding mission to the Antarctic Peninsula a team of scientists undertook in...

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NEA Big Read - Continuum Contemporary Weaving

  • Feb 23
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Join artist and weaver Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos) for a discussion of contemporary...

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Free First Friday at the Museum

  • Mar 2
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The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the...

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Navigating Knowledge - Opening Weekend

  • Mar 3 - Mar 4 Recurring daily
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Celebrate the newest exhibit with family-friendly scavenger hunts to discover rare rocks,...

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Ideas on Tap: The Science Behind the Brew

  • Mar 7
  • Sprout! Regional Food Hub

Oregon State University chemist Tom Shellhammer explores the science behind brewing beer. Learn...

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Little Wonders – Stories & Activities for Preschoolers

  • Mar 9
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You and your child are invited to learn about what makes water so special. Listen to stories,...

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Free First Friday at the Museum

  • Apr 6
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The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the...

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Little Wonders – Stories & Activities for Preschoolers

  • Apr 13
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You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum. Come and grow your appreciation...

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A World of Bells with Augusta Read Thomas

  • Apr 18
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Join Eugene Symphony’s Composer-in-Residence, Grammy Award winner Augusta Read Thomas, as she...

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Celebrate Earth Day at the Museum

  • Apr 22
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An afternoon of special Walk & Talks through the Museum of Natural and Cultural HIstory's...

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Climate Change Research Symposium

  • Apr 25
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The University of Oregon Climate Change Research Group and the Museum of Natural and Cultural...