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Local Museums: Eugene and Lane County

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Eugene, Cascades and Oregon Coast has a list of Museums and Cultural Institutions

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Bohemia Gold Mining Museum

308 South 10th Street, Cottage Grove, OR, United States

Located in the old Boots and Sandals Square Dance Barn (The Red Barn),  just across from the Bohemia Park.  The museum is a living and expanding memorial to all miners, and to the rich history of gold mining activities in the Bohemia Mining District. 

Cascades Raptor Center

32275 Fox Hollow Road, Eugene

Nestled on a wooded hillside along the Ridgeline Trail in South Eugene the CRC is a nature center and wildlife hospital displaying one of the most diverse collections of raptors in the West.

Eugene Masonic Cemetary Association

25th Ave. and University Street, Eugene

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the cemetery was established in 1859 as the first cemetery for the city of Eugene. The cemetery and mausoleum are the burial sites of many of the area's pioneer leaders. Enjoy a walk through the trails and observe over 100 species of native plants. The Hope Abbey Mausoleum is open the last Sunday of each month (except during December) and Memorial Day Weekend.

Eugene Science Center

2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR 97401

With lots of programs, interesting exhibits and a planetarium, this is the only science center in Lane and surrounding counties.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, Lane, OR, USA

The University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) features engaging exhibitions, significant collections of historic and contemporary art, and exciting educational programs that support the university’s academic mission and the diverse interests of its off-campus communities.  

Lane County History Museum

740 West 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR

The Lane County History Museum was created to collect, preserve, and interpret Lane County’s rich heritage. It is the only county-wide historical museum in Lane County. Lane County was a destination point for emigrants crossing the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s. The museum houses collections of national and local significance dating from the early 1800s to the present.

Maude Kerns Art Center

1910 East 15th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97403, USA

The Center is dedicated to serving the public through major exhibitions, art classes, lectures, workshops, outreach programs, and intimate performances. We provide affordable, on-site co-operative studio space for working artists in the Club Mud Ceramics Studio. Understanding the importance of art education, the Center not only offers classes, workshops, and lectures, but also has internship programs for those interested in the arts and arts administration.

Mt. Pisgah Arboretum

34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene

Hike, picnic, and learn about native plants and animals. Explore our riverside trails, a water garden, forested paths, and an oak savannah. Attend our Mushroom and Wildflower Festivals!

Museum of Natural and Cultural History

1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR, USA

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History enhances knowledge of Earth's environments and cultures, inspiring stewardship of our collective past, present, and future. 

Explore thousands of years of human history and millions of years of natural history, all under one roof. 

Nearby Nature

622 Day Island Road, Eugene

Our staff and volunteers lead nature walks, teach summer daycamps, host school programs, sponsor special events, teach adult workshops, and work on environmental restorationprojects, primarily in the Whilamut Natural Area of Alton Baker Park. 

Oregon Air and Space Museum

90377 Boeing Dr, Eugene, OR 97402

Since opening in 1991, the Oregon Air and Space Museum is dedicated to the acquisition and display of various aircraft and artifacts depicting the history aviation and space technology for the education and enjoyment of the people of Oregon and around the world.

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

303 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR, USA

A landmark since 1888, the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House invites you to enjoy a guided tour, learn about local history, join our book club, take tea, or attend a lecture.

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

278 Maple St, Florence, OR 97439

The Siuslaw Pioneer Museum is the home of historic displays, pictures and other information about the Siuslaw River area, including The Pioneers and the City of Florence. 

Springfield Museum

590 Main St, Springfield, OR 97477

The Springfield Museum features rotating art and historical exhibits, permanent exhibit displays, and provides additional educational programming for our community throughout the year. As one of Lane County’s FREE museums, our exhibits and programming provide an outstanding value for our community.

Wayne Morse Historical Park

595 Crest Drive, Eugene, OR

Edgewood Farm on Crest Drive was the home of Wayne Morse and his family from 1936 to 1974. Formerly a working cattle and horse farm, it is currently a 26-acre multi-use City of Eugene Park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house and farm are also supported, in interpretive and preservation efforts, by the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation. 

Willamette Resources and Educational Network (WREN)

751 S. Danebo Ave., Eugene

On the western edge of Eugene, visitors can view wildlife and restored wetlands while they walk trails or ride the Fern Ridge Bicycle path through the West Eugene Wetlands. Join WREN for Wetland Wanders, Family Exploration Days, and other field programs. WREN also offers classroom outreach programs and field trips.