Borrow a bowl, cook a dish, share a story! Past and Presents, The Museum Store, is delighted to host the Bowls Around Town project. Here’s how it works: Visit the store and check out a kit containing a bowl made by ceramic artist Michael J. Strand, a digital camera, and a recipe book. Take the kit home and use the bowl to serve a dish that’s special to you. Use the camera to document the process, from food prep to dinner time, and write down your recipe in the book. Be creative! Selected images and recipes will become part of a dynamic Hungry Planet display at the museum and online.
Sign up early to be sure you get the bowl!
The kit becomes available for checkout on the Thursday of each week and must be returned the following Wednesday. Questions? Contact Lyle Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll never look at your dinner table the same way again.
Gain a global perspective on food through Hungry Planet, a new exhibit based on Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio’s award-wining book. Vivid photographs, interactive stations, and culinary items from MNCH collections will take you on a stunning field-to-fork adventure spanning the Americas, Africa, Asia, and beyond. Organized by the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota
300 million years of Northwest natural history. Go Deep.
Explore the forces shaping Oregon’s landscapes and ecosystems. Discover the giant sabertooth salmon and other amazing animals from Oregon’s past, and take part in a dialogue about climate, conservation, and our future.
An Exhibit from the Bell Museum of Natural History
Gain a global perspective on food. Through spectacular photographs and thought-provoking narrative, authors Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio take you around the world--and around the tables of families in Mexico, India, Mali, and more. Explore farms, markets, and kitchens to discover foodways both unique and shared. You'll never look at your dinner plate the same way again.
Delve into Oregon’s story, from the first Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today’s tribes. This newly enhanced exhibit combines interactive technology, hands-on experiences, and world-class collections—showcasing 14,000 years of Oregon stories, and inviting you to tell your own. Explore the galleries, try your hand at ancient weaving styles, test your skills as an archaeologist, and much more!
When did people arrive in North America? How did they get here?
Museum archaeologists found surprising answers to these questions at Oregon’s Paisley Caves. Explore the evidence for yourself, and discover the evolving story of the First Americans.
Paisley Caves and the First Americans is part of the newly enhanced Oregon—Where Past is Present exhibit.
Knowing how to help a friend can be challenging—This one-hour workshop will provide you with initial strategies for helping friends who might be in distress, including offering effective coping strategies and ways of getting them additional support. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop in.
Come join us for a drop-in yoga break focused on relaxation and breath work. The class is offered every Tuesday and Friday morning, and will be guided by a student instructor from the Student Recreation Center. We have the mats; all you need to bring is yourself!
Join us for Be Well Wednesdays—a weekly interactive workshop. Learn to identify and reduce your own stress through relaxation and stress management techniques. No sign-up required, all students are welcome to drop in.