Backpack Explorers – Pokey Porcupines


  • 01.24.19
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! With a coat of sharp quills, this High Desert creature knows how to keep predators away. We’ll be sure to not get too close to our porcupine as we see what its life is all about. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a (more…)

Free Day


  • 01.26.19
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Exhibit Opening Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain


  • 01.26.19
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rick Bartow (1946-2016) is one of Oregon’s most celebrated Indigenous artists. This retrospective exhibition of his large-scale paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures celebrates and memorializes his extraordinary life and career. Bartow’s work explores his Native American identity, his service in Vietnam and struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his enduring love for the natural world. (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Warmth in Winter


  • 01.30.19
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! What keeps you warm at night? Travel back in time to the 1800s and imagine keeping warm as a fur trader camping or while traveling the Oregon Trail. Discover how certain animals stay warm all winter long. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Warmth in Winter


  • 01.31.19
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! What keeps you warm at night? Travel back in time to the 1800s and imagine keeping warm as a fur trader camping or while traveling the Oregon Trail. Discover how certain animals stay warm all winter long. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in (more…)

The World of Rick Bartow


  • 01.31.19
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Museum Curator of Art and Community Engagement Andries Fourie will lead a gallery walk through the exhibition Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain. Learn about Bartow’s life, his influences, the importance of his Native American heritage and the methods and materials he used to make his art. 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm $7, (more…)

Kids Camp School’s Out!


  • 02.01.19
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tweet Tweet Did you hear that? It’s almost nesting season for local birds. Discover what it takes to make a safe habitat for birds and their babies. Assemble and decorate a nesting platform for songbirds that you can install in your own yard! This program is sold out. If you would like to be placed (more…)

Kid-friendly Self-Portrait Workshop


  • 02.02.19
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Be inspired by Rick Bartow’s self portraits. Bring the kids for a fun, hands-on family workshop and learn to draw and paint self-portraits. Andries Fourie, curator of art and community engagement, will teach you how to draw facial features and a colorful, creative self-portrait. No previous experience required. All materials supplied. For ages 3 and (more…)

Nest Box Workshop


  • 02.02.19
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Encourage birds to nest on your property! Join us to learn about native backyard birds before making your own nest box to take home. Building materials provided. Suitable for ages 8 and older. The cost of the program includes materials for one box and two participants. The following Refund Policy is in effect for the (more…)