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Museum of Natural and Cultural History

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Address: 1680 E. 15th Ave, Eugene, OR
Phone Number: 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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tamara O
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Springfield, Oregon
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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I am a native of Oregon and I learned a lot of new things on my recent visit. The exhibit "300 million years of Northwest natural history" was well presented and had really cool fossils and replicas of early animals of the state. The kids and teenagers we took found things of interest and it was an hour well spent.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We had a volunteer who walked through the exhibits with us adding much information and enjoyment. Wish I remembered her name, she was very informative!

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This museum is a great place to learn about many differt things about Oregon. There is a hands on exhibit for the young ones in your group. There are tour guides or you can explore on your own. The staff are constantly adding new things to keep the locals interested. So if it has been awhile since you have been... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

For a natural-cultural history museum it's so-so. I found Mesa Verde in S. Colo and Carlsbad Caverns to have better museum exhibits.

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