The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon exhibits world renowned artists of the 19th and the 20th century. The highlight of the museum is its 12500 piece art collection from all over the world. The museum holds a number of exhibitions and events depicting art from the American, European, Russian and Asian culture. This museum even has a research center open to the public to study the famous artists of the world.
Discover about ancient civilizations, evolution of man and animals, geology and many relics, fossils and more at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. This intriguing place is part of the University of Oregon and is involved in much research and body of work. Their collections are very awe-inspiring and range from anthropology, zoology to paleontology, archaeology and more. You can find here ancient fossils, manuscripts, specimens of plants and many informative exhibits. The museum organizes several events and educational tours for children, professionals and students of the university. The place is a great insight into the past!
Standing tall amongst beautiful pine trees, flower beds and meadows is the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House that was built in 1888. Perched on a hill, the house is named after the three families who resided there and is a pristine spectacle with green facades built in Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture. Today the house is open to the public and also offers rental space for weddings, club meetings, family parties, dinners and so on. To know more about this eclectic building, opt for their tours that cater to its history, occupants and so on.
Eugene Science Center is operational with a mission of engaging and inspiring children towards learning about science and technology. The museum constantly changes and upgrades exhibits, educational programs, planetarium shows, field trips and similar activities in a safe learning environment to encourage children in discovering different sides of science. It is a non profit entity working with the help of volunteers who contribute to enrich the lives of the children and the community as a whole.
A 2500 seater entertainment centre, Silva Concert Hall, is one of the two performing venues within the famous Hult Center for the Performing Arts. This seemingly beautiful venue boasts an intricately designed interior and high-tech amenities. Comfortable seating arrangements, and a plethora of culturally rich performances, its not a surprise that most shows result in packed house. A class in itself, this venue has raised the bars for its contemporaries in terms of delivering quality entertainment.
Settled along rolling lawns of the verdant Alton Baker Park, this concert venue seamlessly paints a picture of a summer paradise evoked by sundry trees, beer gardens and the shimmering, flowing waters of the Willamette River. Complete with state-of-the-art sound technology and a stunning repertoire of diverse performances by the likes of Jackson Browne, TajMo, and altJ, the Cuthbert Amphitheater is an idyllic venue to soak in a bevy of sights and sounds.
Plank Town Brewing Co is set in the Odd Fellows Building and has a certain vintage charm to it. This microbrewery is a beer lovers haven with 21 house beers on tap, changing guest taps and cask beer engines. They also have a fine selection of wine, cider and cocktails. Enjoy these craft brews with delicious Northwestern cuisine and weekend live music. You can bring along your kids to dine here any time.
The Springfield Museum gives a detailed overview of local history. It's an ideal place not only for children to learn local history, but also for adults who will enjoy this trip into the past.The exhibits include paintings and old farming tools. Visiting this museum is one of the best ways to spend time when in Eugene.
The Robert E. Campbell House is a historic residence built in 1870. Spread over a modest area of 0.4 acre (0.16 hectare), it displays the Rural Gothic Cottage Revival style of architecture. Due to its historic nature and beautiful architecture, it has been put up in the National Register of Historic Places.