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Address: 1680 E. 15th Ave, Eugene, OR
Phone Number: +1 541-346-3024
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And you thought your sneakers were in rough shape: this museum's best-known...

And you thought your sneakers were in rough shape: this museum's best-known artifact is a pair of 9,000 year-old shoes.

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Small but Enjoyable Museum

Some of the exhibits were being updated. But still was a great museum. Loved the owl photo exhibit and the Mount St. Helens exhibit too. Easy to walk around in. Parking lot just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Some of the exhibits were being updated. But still was a great museum. Loved the owl photo exhibit and the Mount St. Helens exhibit too. Easy to walk around in. Parking lot just to the west has spots for museum visitors, get a pass when you enter the museum.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We came in with family one day, at the end of the heat wave this summer. The campus museums were having a "beat the heat" special - free admission! Just happened to run into it walking around the east campus neighborhood. What a great place! Learned about ancient fish and native birds. Highly recommended.

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kstromme, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Natural and Cultural History, responded to this review

Glad you were able to visit us--and to enjoy the cool exhibit halls on that super hot day! Many thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

A small but very well organised and interesting museum to learn more about Oregon, its geology, its natural history and its attractions.

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Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We read about it before we went so we knew that they had a beads display. This is a small museum. You will be there less than 2 hours probably. But the beads display was magnificent! Several displays that said Please Touch. And two really magnificent displays that said Please Do Not Touch, but you could still get up close... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

It is one of the museums in Oregon that I recommend to see. It is on the beautiful University of Oregon campus, which has a beautiful campus as well. A must see.

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kstromme, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Natural and Cultural History, responded to this review

Thanks, Tamara! We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you at the museum soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

It was nice to have some hands on exhibits. Kept my girls interested, entertained and educated. The various beads across cultures and times was very interesting for my kids and their crafting spirits

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kstromme, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Natural and Cultural History, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear you and your girls enjoyed the "Strung Together" exhibit; it's always great to get feedback on the effectiveness of our hands-on displays. We hope to see you again soon at the museum! More 

Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Very nice, small, good activities and a great location to grad an ice cream cone after. The kids loved it but I haven't been in a while so should return soon.

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new canaan ct
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This tiny museum is worth its weight in gold. Focusing on the geology, geography, flora and fauna, and Native American cultures of Oregon, the displays are very well mounted with clear, useful labels. The current show on beads is an example of how much can be learned and appreciated in a small space. The section on the geology and natural... More 

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kstromme, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Natural and Cultural History, responded to this review

Thank you! We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

Dayton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

On this vacation, my wife and I are discovering that university museums are often good values and great experiences. Case in point: this one. Sited on the University of Oregon campus, the physical facility is almost stunning. Thoere are dramatic entry portals and a garden area with identifications for all the plants and some original sculpture. When entering, you pay... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

I didn't expect much from a small museum that was free during the NCAA Track Championships. Very impressed with the quality and presention of the exhibits The bird photography was beyond belief!

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