Learn side-by-side with our scientists, volunteers, and live animals—including creepy crawlies and furry friends.
Work with our on-site expert volunteers to excavate real dinosaur and ancient Oregon fossils from plaster casts!
Plan your visit
Exploring the labs is included in your museum admission, but our scientisits are hard at work.
Create your own river, watch salmon develop into smolt, and explore our microscopic world—all with a PacNW bent.
Try your hand at chemistry experiments and activities as you safely mix, measure, and pour chemicals.
View your family through the lens of a scientist with cognitive researchers on-hand through Living Laboratory, a program funded by the National Science Foundation.
Discover the hair-raising effects of static electricity with the Van de Graff Generator and view some of the first phonographs ever made.