Virtual Little Wonders: Fascinating Fossils

By |2020-09-01T16:36:05-07:00October 16th, 2020|

Learn and play from home—museum style! Preschoolers and their adults can now join us online for our popular Little Wonders program, featuring stories, hands-on activities, and more. This month, we're celebrating National Fossil Day by investigating fascinating fossils. Who studies fossils? Where do you find them? What kinds of fossils are at the museum? Join [...]

Virtual Little Wonders: Outer Space

By |2020-08-26T10:42:25-07:00September 18th, 2020|

Learn and play from home—museum style! Preschoolers and their adults can now join us online for our popular Little Wonders program, featuring stories, hands-on activities, and more. This month, we're looking to the sky to investigate The Moon, Stars, and Outer Space. Head to https://mnch.uoregon.edu/virtual-little-wonders beginning Friday, September 18—and get ready to blast off on [...]

Virtual Little Wonders: Sharks!

By |2020-07-30T14:28:41-07:00August 21st, 2020|

You and your preschooler are invited to learn and play at home during our monthly Little Wonders event! Join us this month and dive into the watery world of Sharks! Investigate their sharp teeth and big fins, and make your own shark craft at home. Find the videos, crafts, and activities here: https://mnch.uoregon.edu/virtual-little-wonders

Free First Friday at the Museum

By |2020-03-24T15:10:51-07:00April 3rd, 2020|

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its cultural history—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes.

Cascadia Geology Walk & Talks

By |2019-12-09T15:26:26-07:00January 26th, 2020|

Last year, Governor Kate Brown proclaimed January 26 as Cascadia Preparedness Day, highlighting the need to prepare Oregon for an expected 9.0-magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone. Join us on this year's Preparedness Day for a quake-focused Walk & Talk through the Explore Oregon exhibit. We'll dig into plate tectonics, tsunami science, and more. [...]

Free First Friday at the Museum

By |2019-12-09T15:31:25-07:00January 3rd, 2020|

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its cultural history—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes.

Second Saturdays at the Museum

By |2019-08-06T12:09:45-07:00December 14th, 2019|

Join us on the second Saturday of the month and dig into activities that will spark your child's curiosity about our past, present, and future. December's Second Saturday is all about The Science of Solstice. Through hands-on experiments, you'll explore what causes the winter solstice, plus a whole galaxy of other exciting celestial events. A [...]

Mad Scientist Halloween Extravaganza

By |2019-10-16T09:31:02-07:00October 25th, 2019|

This event showcases Eugene Science Center at its spookiest! We’ve got eerie experiments, spooky science demonstrations, and haunting Halloween fun. Be sure to try your hand at launching a pumpkin projectile with our giant trebuchet on the front lawn. Wearing a costume is encouraged! Activities include: Mind-blowing science demonstrations by University of Oregon’s Society of [...]

National Fossil Day

By |2019-08-06T12:03:43-07:00October 16th, 2019|

What better way to celebrate National Fossil Day than by digging into Oregon's amazing fossil record? Join us for a fossil-focused Walk & Talk through our Explore Oregon exhibit. Talks begin at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. and are included with regular admission.

Hands-on Fun: Fall STEAM Activities

By |2019-09-16T16:30:36-07:00September 16th, 2019|All Articles, Elementary School-Age, Toddler & Preschool|

As parents, many of us strive to provide our children with well-rounded experiences that, hopefully, aid them in their learning and understanding of the world. Following the STEAM model of education is a practical way of giving your preschooler (and older children) opportunities to learn a variety of skills across multiple platforms of education. [...]