News and Events - Museum of Natural & Cultural History, University of Oregon


Exhibit Opening and Fishy Family Friday Activity Evening Friday, May 11, 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
View the new exhibit Tricking Fish: How and Why Lures Work and join the fun at the museum as families learn together about the underwater world of fish. Cast a line, tie a fly, and make your own stuffed fish to take home! Admission: $3 individual $5 families with MNCH members admitted free.

Day Hike with Photographer Edward Pabor Saturday, June 2, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Meet expert hiker and photographer Edward Pabor at the MNCH to go on a day hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. The six to eight mile round trip hike co-sponsored by UO Outdoor Program, offers stunning views and instruction on capturing great photos. At the museum view Oregon , from the Pacific Crest Trail, photography and journal entries by the artist through June 24, 2007. Space for the hike is limited, pre-register with the UO Outdoor Program, (541) 346-4365. Fee: $12.00 per person, or $10 each for UO affiliates, museum and UO Outdoor Program members

20th Year Celebration for the museum building Friday, June 15, Saturday, June 16 and Sunday June 17
Where have you been the past 20 years? If you haven't been to the museum lately, you haven't experienced all the changes. Twenty years ago the new building opened and this weekend we welcome new and old friends of the museum for a building celebration. See what's new in exhibits, programs and events, and view what's old! Shop the museum store Past and Presents, have some celebration cake on Friday and enjoy FREE admission all weekend.

Raft the Deschutes with Friends Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21
This three day whitewater adventure begins near Warm Springs and ends at Maupin , Oregon . The spectacular scenery and legendary whitewater combine to make the Deschutes one of Oregon 's must popular rivers featuring numerous Class III and IV rapids, including Oak Springs, Elevator, and Boxcar. Three days of camping alongside the river allows time to enjoy breath taking canyon lands and star-filled nights, making it a great family vacation opportunity. Warmer water makes the Deschutes a wonderful choice for swimming through friendly rapids. The Deschutes is also renowned for native trout and steelhead fishing, so bring along your fishing gear. Register by: Monday, May 23, 2007 Fee : $475.00 for members, $525 for non-members (this includes a year-long family membership to the museum). Contact Oregon White Water Adventures at ( 541) 746-5422 or (1-800) 820-RAFT or visit the to register or find out more information.

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