Backpack Explorers – Keeper Care


  • 02.28.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 03.01.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting artifacts while journeying through the Museum’s nature trails and exhibits. Foster artistic expression in your little one and take home activities to continue the learning. New themes weekly! Members (more…)

Out West with Buffalo Bill: LGBT Stories of the American West


  • 03.06.18
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Many gay men and women born in rural, western communities leave their hometowns behind in search of community, companionship and security. Gregory Hinton, author and historian, will showcase LGBT history and culture in the American West. He’ll discuss his nationally-acclaimed program series, Out West, which includes lectures, plays, film and gallery exhibitions. Hear how the (more…)

Backpack Explorers – To be a Tortoise


  • 03.07.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 03.08.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

What do you know about the life of a tortoise? Dive into the world of shells and scutes as you imagine living as a tortoise for a day. Come on an adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting artifacts (more…)

Thorn Hollow String Band


  • 03.10.18
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy toe-tapping, old-time tunes played by our house band. Dancing encouraged! 11:00 am — 2:00 pm (more…)

Natural History Pub: Tales from the Nature Conservancy Field


  • 03.13.18
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Matt Miller, director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy and editor of the popular Cool Green Science blog, has worked for The Nature Conservancy for 14 years. Join us to hear some exciting tales from the field. 7:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm) Food and beverage sales in Father Luke’s Room help support (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Interstellar


  • 03.14.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 03.15.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

We well have a blast with the stars, the moon and the sun in a space-themed day that focuses on everything outer space! With math, science and art, it’s going to be out of this world! Come on an adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, (more…)

Christine Quintasket: A Cultural Activist on the Columbia Plateau


  • 03.14.18
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Professor Laurie Arnold, director of Gonzaga University’s Native American Studies program, for a talk about Christine Quintasket, author, cultural activist and public intellectual. A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Quintasket is best known as an author, published under the pen name Mourning Dove, but her life’s work also included cultural (more…)

An Evening with Paleo-artist Gary Staab


  • 03.16.18
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join internationally-renowned sculptor and paleo-artist Gary Staab for a talk about his artwork and extensive experience collaborating with scientists to bring dinosaurs back to life. Staab has spent a lifetime using his skills to reconstruct dinosaurs and other extinct animals. He has completed commissions for National Geographic, The Smithsonian and many other museums. His projects (more…)

Sculpting Dinosaurs with Paleo-artist Gary Staab


  • 03.17.18
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join internationally-renowned sculptor and paleo-artist Gary Staab for a dinosaur sculpting workshop. Staab will explain the process of how he brings extinct animals back to life and teach workshop participants how to sculpt a dinosaur! This hands-on workshop is designed for the general public and is fast-paced, fun and kid-friendly. Supplies and materials will be (more…)

Weekend Workshop: Oregon Volcanoes


  • 03.17.18
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Oregon has an explosive past! Discover how the Cascade Mountains were formed in this workshop for the whole family. Learn about the two types of volcanoes that are found globally, and where you can ascend each type in Central Oregon. Through demonstrations, experiments and artwork, there are many ways to explore what’s beneath our feet. (more…)