Community impact events

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Fall brings many campus events that welcome community members. Scroll down to see events that may have impacts to university neighbors. Click each item for more information.

Oct 21
Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus12:00 a.m.

The JSMA’s fourth “Common Seeing” exhibition supports the UO’s 2019-20 “Common Reading” of Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria...
September 7 2019–February 23 2020
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

The JSMA’s fourth “Common Seeing” exhibition supports the UO’s 2019-20 “Common Reading” of Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes. In the book, the resilient protagonist,13-year-old Estrella, works in the hot California grape fields while navigating the realities of first love, financial struggle, family separation, and illness. For more information about the “Common Reading,” including upcoming university events, visit commonreading.uoregon.edu. Two special loans from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) by artists Emanuel Martinez and Domingo Ulloa anchor the exhibition. Martinez created Farm Workers’ Altar (1967) for the Catholic Mass held in Delano, California, at which labor activist César Chávez broke his twenty five-day fast in 1968. Ulloa, “The Father of Chicano Art,” painted Braceros (1960) after visiting a labor camp in Holtville, California. From 1942 through 1964, the U.S. government invited agricultural workers from Mexico for limited-duration assignments to relieve the worker shortage caused by World War II. Ulloa presented a sobering view of the reality of life for these braceros (from the Spanish for “one who works using his arms,” implying manual labor), who experienced poor working conditions, crowded living quarters, and other challenges while employed in the United States. These special loans provide historical and cultural touchstones for Viramontes’s 1995 novel and contemporary works from the JSMA’s permanent collection, including recent acquisitions by Ester Hernández, Victor Maldonado, and Lilliam Nieves.

 

Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative.

Oct 22
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo11:00 a.m.

On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020

Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting...

September 7 2019–January 19 2020
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020

Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting black-and-white photographs explore the athleticism, artistry, and camaraderie of a time-honored LGBTQIA tradition while celebrating the complex nature of identity and community in the West.

A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Oct 22
Intro to Biking in Eugene1:30 p.m.

Did you know you can get to top destinations in Eugene faster on a bike than on a car? It can take a while to figure it out on your own. Learn how to get around town and have fun...
October 15–November 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU 008 - Outdoor and Bike Program

Did you know you can get to top destinations in Eugene faster on a bike than on a car? It can take a while to figure it out on your own. Learn how to get around town and have fun with the Bike Program! 

Intro to Biking in Eugene is a series of four group rides designed to teach introductory bike maintenance and navigation around Eugene. Each session will meet at the Bike Program with a short demonstration of how to maintain a main component of a bike, followed by a group ride to a top destination in Eugene using the most comfortable routes and bicycle facilities. By the end of the class, students will be familiar with the best routes through town and will know what to do to keep a bike in working order. Bring your own bike or we will provide a PeaceHealth Rides bike free of charge!


Ride 1 - Oct. 15 - Downtown Eugene

Ride 2 - Oct. 22 - Riverpath to Downtown Springfield

Ride 3 - Oct. 29 - South Eugene Neighborhood Greenway

Ride 4 - Nov. 05 - Riverpath, The Whitaker, and Fern Ridge


Dates: Tuesdays October 15, 22, 29, and November 5

Time: 1:30-3:30 pm

Location: UO Bike Program EMU 008

Cost: FREE

Sign-up: Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-6092

OP Membership Required: Students are already members! Non-students can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 or pay a $5 day-use fee by coming into one of our above-listed locations. Non-students will also need to purchase a one-time UO Community Member Card from Card Services in the Erb Memorial Union for $10. The card and membership will enable you to access our Rental Barn for outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor and Bike Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365.

Oct 22
2PM Walk & Talk2:00 p.m.

Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a guided talk and exhibit tour. Perfect for solo visitors, couples,...

September 1–December 31
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a guided talk and exhibit tour. Perfect for solo visitors, couples, or small groups, 2PM Walk & Talks are included with regular admission. Topics range from the geology of the Cascades to Oregon's dynamic cultural heritage. Call 541-346-3024 to find out what we're talking about today!

Oct 23
Journey to the Third Dimension: Tom Cramer Drawings and Paintings 1977-201911:00 a.m.

Tom Cramer (American, b. 1960) is widely known for his intricate relief paintings, which celebrate the lushness of nature and the mysteries of the cosmos. This exhibition explores...
August 17–December 29
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Tom Cramer (American, b. 1960) is widely known for his intricate relief paintings, which celebrate the lushness of nature and the mysteries of the cosmos. This exhibition explores his parallel practice in drawing.

Oct 23
Naeemeh Naeemaei: Dreams of Extinction and Under the Earth, Over the Moon 11:00 a.m.

Dissolving the artificial boundary between human society and wild nature is the goal of this special exhibition, featuring work from two of the artist’s recent series,...
June 17–December 31
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Dissolving the artificial boundary between human society and wild nature is the goal of this special exhibition, featuring work from two of the artist’s recent series, "Dreams Before Extinction" and "Under the Earth, Over the Moon."

Oct 23
Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe 11:00 a.m.

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred
April 17–November 10
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred

Oct 24
Gay Rodeo: A Celebration of Western Rural Heritage and Gay Culture 6:00 p.m.

Gay rodeo reveals a long-marginalized segment of the western community, blending rural heritage with the courage, humor, and expression of urban gay America. Join...
October 24 6:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Gay rodeo reveals a long-marginalized segment of the western community, blending rural heritage with the courage, humor, and expression of urban gay America. Join folklorist Craig Miller on a journey into the history of gay rodeo, and explore the values that help unify it as a community. 


Miller's talk is cosponsored by the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon Department of History, the Folklore and Public Culture Program, and LGBT Education and Support Services. Included with regular admission; free for members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount. 

Oct 25
2019 Homecoming Parade and Feed the Flock Pep Rally5:00 p.m.

Come watch and participate in the 2019 Homecoming Parade and Feed the Flock Pep Rally!

This year we are proud to support the Feed the Flock initiatives including Ducks Feeding...

October 25 5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Parade starts at the EMU Green, ending at 13th and Kincaid

Come watch and participate in the 2019 Homecoming Parade and Feed the Flock Pep Rally!

This year we are proud to support the Feed the Flock initiatives including Ducks Feeding Ducks that directly benefit students and access to food resources. Learn more about this amazing program here: https://emu.uoregon.edu/ducks-feeding-ducks

Join the Duck Truck, golf cart floats and our amazing UO Band and UO Competitive Dance Team, as we make our way from the EMU Green to 13th and Alder. The parade will end at the 13th Avenue and Alder Street Main Stage where the 2019 Community Welcome will be under way, and where the Feed the Flock Pep Rally will kick off. There will be activities, food, music, performances and much more.

Best places to watch will be at the EMU Green and along 13th Avenue toward Kincaid Street.

Register your student group for the parade here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6usx9dfEngxiPTT

If your group would like to perform at the pep-rally or the Community Welcome, there is plenty of opportunity to do so. Visit this link to register your group: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0HsVEP1XjRvJtSB

Oct 25
Student Group Sign up for 2019 Homecoming Parade - Register Now5:00 p.m.

It is time to register your student group for the Homecoming Parade. This year we are making it super easy for your group to participate, here’s how:

Sign your...

October 25 5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Parade starts at the EMU Green, ending at 13th and Kincaid

It is time to register your student group for the Homecoming Parade. This year we are making it super easy for your group to participate, here’s how:

Sign your group up here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6usx9dfEngxiPTT


We will provide you with a golf cart for your group's float

We will provide you with a golf cart driver if you do not have a UO Driver’s Certification (you can get your UO Driver’s Certification by completing this form and sending it to zachfair@uoregon.edu)

 

We will provide time and space on Friday, October 25 to decorate your golf cart along with some decorating materials

 

The winning float entry will get their group's name engraved on the Crystal Cup Trophy in the EMU Awards Case.


Join the Duck Truck, golf cart floats and our amazing UO Band and UO Competitive Dance Team, as we make our way from the EMU Green to 13th and Kincaid. The parade will end at 13th and Kincaid where the 2019 Community Welcome will be under way, and where the Feed the Flock Pep Rally will kick off. There will be activities, food, music, performances and much more.

If your group would also like to perform at the Community Welcome for a 3-15 minute spotlight section at one of the available times, you can sign-up here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0HsVEP1XjRvJtSB

This year we are proud to support the Feed the Flock initiatives including Ducks Feeding Ducks that directly benefit students and access to food resources. Learn more about this amazing program here: https://emu.uoregon.edu/ducks-feeding-ducks

Oct 25
Museum After Hours: A 21+ Evening at the Museum6:00 p.m.

Tired of adulting? Round up your favorite cowpokes and head to the museum for some boot-stompin' fun! You'll learn country dance moves, get in on some rodeo-style...
October 25 6:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Tired of adulting? Round up your favorite cowpokes and head to the museum for some boot-stompin' fun! You'll learn country dance moves, get in on some rodeo-style competitions, enjoy food and adult beverages, and explore the new exhibit Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo. 

Limited tickets available; secure your spot and purchase your ticket in advance.  

In advance: $15 for MNCH members; $20 for the public.

At the door: $20 for MNCH members; $25 for the public.

Admission price includes food and one drink ticket; additional drinks available for purchase. 

Cosponsored by Falling Sky Brewing and Walnut Ridge Vineyard.

Oct 26
Go Ducks! Weekends 11:00 a.m.

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game...
September 7–December 1
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Go Ducks! And get a great deal on UO museum membership. Get 20 percent off your one-year membership to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History during UO football home game weekends. That's a whole year of hands-on exhibits and award-winning family programs, served up Duck-style. Join us!  

Oct 27
CM@B: London Haydn Quartet with Eric Hoeprich, clarinet3:00 p.m.

String Quartet, op. 64, no. 5 in D major, “The Lark” (1790)
Joseph Hayd (1732-1809)
Allegro moderato
Adagio cantabile
Menuetto – Allegretto
Finale:...
October 27 3:00 p.m.
Beall Concert Hall

String Quartet, op. 64, no. 5 in D major, “The Lark” (1790)

Joseph Hayd (1732-1809)

Allegro moderato

Adagio cantabile

Menuetto – Allegretto

Finale: Vivace

String Quartet, op. 18 no. 1 in F major (1799)                                          

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Allegro con brio

Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato

Scherzo: Allegro molto

Allegro

Intermission

Clarinet Quintet, op 34 (1815)                                                                     

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Allegro

Fantasia. Adagio ma non troppo

Menuetto. Capriccio Presto

Rondo. Allegro giojoso

ABOUT

One of the world’s leading period instrument string quartets, The London Haydn Quartet was born out of a passion for Haydn. they have received invitations to many of the most important concert series in UK, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. The London Haydn Quartet’s series of recordings of Haydn’s quartets on the Hyperion label (the op 9, op 17, op 20, op 33, op 50 and op 54/55 quartets to date) have met with international critical acclaim. The quartet has given recitals of all-Haydn programmes at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Cheltenham Festival, Utrecht Festival, Bath Mozartfest, Klara Festival the Granada International Festival and at Haydn festivals in Esterhazy, Lincoln and Lyon and the English Haydn Festival.

In collaboration with period clarinettist Eric Hoeprich with whom they also recorded the Brahms and Mozart quintets on the Glossa label, their recent concerts have included a tour of the USA and Canada including a recital at the Library of Congress, and appearances in Serbia, Switzerland, France, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Last season's highlights include the quartet's Australian debut with performances at the Melbourne Festival and the Sydney Opera House and a return to Canada for a series of concerts across the country. Recent events this season for the London Haydn Quartet have included a series of five concerts in Germany and a tour in the USA with concerts in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Milwaukee and finishing at Yale University. This summer the quartet will give a series of five concerts at the Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André and in the Autumn they will appear in Singapore and Japan.

“The musicians imbued both works with myriad details of shading and contrast, and beautifully calibrated phrasing”

New York Times, January 2014

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Eric Hoeprich is one of the world's leading exponents of the historical clarinet. He was born in Baltimore, MD, and has an honors degree in philosophy from Harvard. He teaches at the Paris Conservatoire, Indiana University’s Early Music Institute, and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. For the past thirty years he has specialized in performing on the historical clarinet. His expertise as a musician, scholar, and instrument maker allows for a unique approach to the solo clarinet repertoire of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

As a founding member and principal clarinet of Frans Brüggen’s Orchestra of the 18th Century, Hoeprich has performed frequently as a soloist with this orchestra, as well as with many of the major early music ensembles in Europe, the United States, and Australia under conductors such as Nicholas McGegan, Roger Norrington, Christopher Hogwood, Philippe Herreweghe, and Jos van Immerseel. With Brüggen’s orchestra Hoeprich has recorded the basset clarinet version of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto for the Glossa label.

Hoeprich’s activities as a chamber musician also take him around the world, both with his own ensembles and as a guest with numerous string quartets and pianists. For a recent recording on Glossa of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet (for which he again plays the rare basset clarinet) coupled with the Brahms Quintet, he was joined by the London Haydn Quartet (with the quartet using gut strings and classical bows). His groups Nachtmusique (a Harmoniemusik ensemble) and the Stadler Trio (three basset horns) were both founded in the 1980s: with them Hoeprich has recorded music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Franz Krommer. He is also the author of The Clarinet (Yale University Press, 2008).

Nov 1
Free First Friday at the Museum11:00 a.m.

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...
September 6–December 6
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

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. 

Nov 6
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, An evening with New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Land6:30 p.m.

Stephanie Land’s bestselling debut memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive recounts her harrowing saga as a single mom navigating the...
November 6 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center, 175

Stephanie Land’s bestselling debut memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive recounts her harrowing saga as a single mom navigating the poverty trap. Her unflinching and inspiring testimony exposes the physical, economic, and social brutality that domestic workers face, all while radiating a parent’s hope and resilience.

At age 28, Land’s dream of attending college and becoming a writer are deferred when a summer fling turns into an unplanned pregnancy. After facing domestic abuse, and lacking any form of reliable safety net, she checks into a homeless shelter with her 7-month-old daughter. She begins the bureaucratic nightmare of applying for food stamps and subsidized housing, and starts cleaning houses for $9/hour. Mired in patronizing government processes and paltry wages, Land illustrates the trauma of grasping for stability from a rigged system, and demonstrates how hard work doesn’t always pay off.

After years of barely scraping by, Land graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Montana in 2014, and started a career as a freelance writer. She writes about economic and social justice, domestic abuse, chronic illness, and motherhood, and has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon, and many other outlets. She’s worked with Barbara Ehrenreich at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and is a writing fellow at the Center for Community Change.

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center’s Margaret Hallock Program for Women’s Rights. Cosponsored by the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Department of Sociology, and Labor Education and Research Center. 

Nov 8
Conference: “Engaged Humanities: Partnerships between Academia and Tribal Communities”9:00 a.m.

Humanities scholars, universities, and centers across the West are increasingly thinking about ways to leverage institutional strengths and resources for the benefit of the public...
November 8–9
Ford Alumni Center

Humanities scholars, universities, and centers across the West are increasingly thinking about ways to leverage institutional strengths and resources for the benefit of the public good, what many are now calling the “Public Humanities.” Centered around three thematic axes—climate change, sovereignty, and place—this conference explores the challenges and opportunities of such work as it relates to partnering and collaborating with the First Peoples and Nations of the lands our institutions occupy. Responding to the calls of scholars such as Linda Tuhiwai Smith to decolonize methodologies, archives, and institutions; to center Indigenous knowledge, culture, and voices in contemporary work; and to improve relationships with and responsibilities to tribal communities, this conference explores how institutions might productively engage tribal communities based upon core principles of respect, reciprocity, consultation, stewardship, and service.

 

Nov 9
Second Saturdays at the Museum11:00 a.m.

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. In November, we'll...
November 9 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

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. In November, we'll celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by Exploring Ancient Technologies. Come test your engineering skills while investigating the engineering technologies of Oregon’s First Peoples. 

A drop-in event, Second Saturday is perfect for children ages three and up with an accompanying adult. Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount. 

Nov 14
Illuminating Oregon's Early Black History6:00 p.m.

Join Gwen Carr of Oregon Black Pioneers for a discussion of Oregon's early Black history. Gwen will share stories of Black lives and communities during the...
November 14 6:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Join Gwen Carr of Oregon Black Pioneers for a discussion of Oregon's early Black history. Gwen will share stories of Black lives and communities during the 1800s—and explore how they navigated the exclusionary and racist laws that shaped the settling of the region.

Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.  

Nov 15
Little Wonders: Stories and More for Preschoolers10:30 a.m.

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month's theme...
November 15 10:30 a.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month's theme is Terrific Teeth. Through a story, crafts, and games, we'll learn about different kinds of animals' teeth and how they help them eat, hunt, and more. 

Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.  

Nov 17
CM@B: David Oistrakh String Quartet3:00 p.m.

Performing works by Rachmaninov Qt. No. 1, Shostakovich No. 3, Op. 73, Tachaikovsky No. 1. Op. 11, and Paganini Caprices, Op. 1, No. 20 and 24.

ABOUT

The David Oistrakh...

November 17 3:00 p.m.
Beall Concert Hall

Performing works by Rachmaninov Qt. No. 1, Shostakovich No. 3, Op. 73, Tachaikovsky No. 1. Op. 11, and Paganini Caprices, Op. 1, No. 20 and 24.

ABOUT

The David Oistrakh String Quartet features four of today’s most outstanding Russian musicians, all soloists in their own right, united in their artistry and their passion for the art of quartet playing. In 2012 the family of the legendary 20th century violinist honoured the quartet with his name.

The David Oistrakh Quartet frequently performs across Europe, Asia, South America and at many of the most recognised Russian venues, including all of the country’s famous philharmonics halls. They have had the honour to play at various renowned festivals where they have collaborated with such celebrated artists as Eliso Virsaladze, Eduard Brunner, Liana Isakadze, Irina Kandinskaya, Alexander Bonduryansky, Boris Andrianov, Inga Dzekzer, Kirill Gerstein, Alexander Buzlov and Daniel Austrich.

After their impressive debuts in Japan, Hong Kong, at the Prague Spring Festival, the Quartet Festival at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and at the Philharmonie de Paris, which immediately resulted in two re-invitations, one for the “Ivry Gitlis & friends” 2019 which will see the quartet perform alongside Martha Agerich & Renaud Capucon and the other one for the next Bienale Quartet Festival in 2020 future engagements will bring the quartet to the Wigmore Hall in London, the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, the Bratislava Festival, the Konzerthaus in Dortmund, the Stiftskonzerte in Austria by invitation of Rico Gulda, the Palau de la Musica in Valencia and the Auditorio de Barcelona.

Nov 28
Thanksgiving Holiday - Museum Closed12:00 a.m.

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The museum will reopen open on Friday, November 29.
November 28 12:00 a.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The museum will reopen open on Friday, November 29.

Nov 30
Small Business Saturday11:00 a.m.

This holiday season, shop local and make a difference. Your purchase at the museum store directly supports museum education programs that inspire children all across the state....
November 30 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

This holiday season, shop local and make a difference. Your purchase at the museum store directly supports museum education programs that inspire children all across the state. Join us on Small Business Saturday and enjoy hot cider and cookies while browsing our unique collection of gifts created by Northwest artists and authors. Admission to the store is always free. 

Dec 5
Holiday Nights at the Museum5:00 p.m.

Come warm your spirits with holiday fun throughout the museum and deep December discounts at the museum store! From toys to barware to books to...
December 5–19
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Come warm your spirits with holiday fun throughout the museum and deep December discounts at the museum store! From toys to barware to books to handcrafted jewelry, you'll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list—and your purchase directly supports the museum's award-winning education programs.

Exhibits and activities are included with regular admission. Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation (per person) to FOOD for Lane County. Purchase or renew a family museum membership—a great gift!—at 20 percent off during the events. Visit mnch.uoregon.edu for the full event schedules. 

Dec 14
Second Saturdays at the Museum11:00 a.m.

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...
December 14 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

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 drop-in event, Second Saturday is perfect for children ages three and up with an accompanying adult. Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.  

Dec 20
Little Wonders: Stories and More for Preschoolers10:30 a.m.

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month's theme...
December 20 10:30 a.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Now on the third Friday of the month! You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event! This month's theme is Ready for Winter, and we'll be exploring the many ways that animals prepare themselves for the cold weather ahead. We'll read a story, make crafts, and get up-close to animals furs that help critters stay warm during the winter. 

Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.  

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