Explore thousands of years of human history and millions of years of natural history, all with an emphasis on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Investigate the past and imagine the future through world-class collections and stunning displays—with family-friendly sections throughout.
The museum also boasts an active event calendar. See website for upcoming events.
Now on View
Go deep into Oregon’s natural history, and discover the giant sabertooth salmon.
OREGON—WHERE PAST IS PRESENT
Delve into 14,000 years of Oregon stories—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes.
PEREGRINE FALCON: From Endangered Species to Urban Bird
In an unprecedented turn of events, peregrine falcons were listed and then removed from the endangered species list within two decades. Discover the incredible story of the citizens, scientists, and birds that brought the species back from the brink of a human-caused extinction—and explore ways we can help peregrines and other raptors to survive and thrive.
On view Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, September 29, 2019
SURVIVAL ARCHITECTURE AND THE ART OF RESILIENCE
Science, technology, and art converge in a quest for resilience: What does it take to thrive amid a changing climate? Showcasing innovative designs—from mushroom-based building blocks to cardboard origami shelters—Survival Architecture blends ideas from around the world with scholarship at the University of Oregon, inspiring conversations that could change our approach to the future.
Curated and organized by Art Works for Change. On view through August 25, 2019.
The museum welcomes Cannupa Hanska Luger as the 2018-19 Oregon—Where Past is Present featured contemporary artist. Through August 2019.
Raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, Luger is a New Mexico-based, multidisciplinary artist of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, and Norwegian descent. Interweaving performance, visual arts, and political action, his work invites us all to engage with Indigenous Peoples and Values apart from the colonial lens.