UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Natural History
10:40 am
Thu May 29, 2014

UO Museum Digs Into Millions Of Years Of Oregon's History

A sculpture of the saber-tooth salmon that lived in Oregon millions of years ago. The replica of it's skull made with a 3D printer is on the counter below.
Credit Rachael McDonald

A giant sloth and an even larger saber-toothed salmon once lived in Oregon, millions of years ago. These creatures are some of the highlights of a new exhibit at the U of O's Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Eugene. The grand opening is Friday evening.

"Explore Oregon" features a collection of fossils and other geologic items the museum has had for a long time but never put on display. Project Director Ann Craig says, with the museum's recent expansion, there's finally enough space to share the collection with the University and greater community.

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