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Science Organizations

neon sign in Astoria
The Labor Temple & Cafe in Astoria at night. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Along with the many visitors centers available in state and national parks and forest areas, other independent centers teach visitors about the natural world and encourage them to speculate about those things yet to be learned. Oregonians enjoy a number of excellent institutions dedicated to furthering scientific research and education. Some of these are listed below.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Laura Matzer​, Executive Director
Address: 5000 Discovery Dr., The Dalles 97058 
Phone: 541-296-8600 

Eugene Science Center

Tim Scott, Executive Director
Address: 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR 97401 
Phone: 541-682-7888  

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Tyson Weinert, President and CEO
Address: 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Wy., McMinnville 97128 
Phone: 503-434-4180 

High Desert Museum

Dr. Dana Whitelaw, Executive Director
Address: 59800 S Hwy. 97, Bend 97702-7963
Phone: 541-382-4754
Web: highdesertmuseum.org​

Malheur Field Station
Rose Garacci, Station Manager
Address: 34848 Sodhouse Ln., Princeton 97721
Phone: 541-493-2629

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Carrie E. Lewis, President and CEO; Signe Grimstad, Board Chair
Address: 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd., Newport 97365
Phone: 541-867-3474

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Erin Graham, President and CEO; Alistair Firmin, Board Chair
Address: 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland 97214-3354
Phone: 503-797-4000

Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center

Bob Cowen, Director
Address: 2030 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport 97365
Phone: 541-867-0100

Oregon Zoo

Heidi Rahn, Director
Address: 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland 97221
Phone: 503-220-2540

Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Aurore Giguet, Executive Director
Address: 26385 NW Groveland Drive, Hillsboro, 97124
Phone: 503-647-2418

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

Aaron Moffatt, Interim Executive Director 
Address: 1500 E Main St., Ashland 97520
Phone: 541-482-6767

University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Jon Erlandson, Executive Director
Address: 1680 E 15th Ave., Eugene 97403-1224
Phone: 541-346-3024

World Forestry Center

Joseph Furia, Executive Director
Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland 97221
Phone: 503-228-1367