BSA Falls, West Fork of Wallowa River

David Jensen


Help residents and visitors, children and families learn more about Eastern Oregon’s wild landscapes through Eastern Oregon Legacy Lands' Wallowology activities and research projects. Please donate to Wallowology today!


The Discovery Center is Open!

The Center Will be Open Fridays and Saturdays This Summer, 10am - 3pm


After long months of waiting to resume our activities due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are happy to announce that the Discovery Center is open!

Our priority is protecting the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff.  We know the value of educational opportunities about our ecosystems. We have put into place safety procedures to help protect all those involved while providing outdoor and indoor learning for locals and visitors.

We are now asking visitors to the center AND in Discovery Walks to be prepared to wear masks.


We offer family-friendly activities and short hikes we call Discovery Walks, as well as longer day-hikes and opportunities to tour ranches and local nature sites. We want to connect you with the wild landscapes of the Wallowa Country!


Since 2014, we've created many  exhibits about the natural and cultural history of the Wallowa Country.

Discover why Northeast Oregon is so unique: canyons, grasslands, plants, animals, rivers, forests, lakes, moraines, and the geology of it all!

Explore & Discover!

This Friday and Saturday: Free Learning Kits on the Porch!

Because Coronavirus safety protocols limit our usual activities, Wallowology is augmenting those programs with activity bags, printable maps and other web resources so you and your kids can play and learn about our environment.

Until we can learn, create and play together in one space again, Wallowology's CODE Green program will be providing science learning kits for youth. Nature journaling, owl pellets, rock painting or tree ring counting- many different kits will be available throughout the 2020 season. Grab your science learning kit from the front porch from 10am on Fridays through 3pm on Saturdays. This week's kit: Owls!

US Forest Service

Pollinator Learning 
Activities for Kids

Wallowology has created this map that you can pick up at our Discovery Center, or download it from our web site and print it. It will help you enjoy this special park.

Wallowology, in cooperation with Wallowa Resources, invite you to learn more about pollinators. They are busy and working hard, contributing to spring and summer growth.

Science Playtime at Wallowology's C.O.D.E. Green program (Children Outdoors Discovering & Exploring).

Rick McEwan

Discover Iwetemlaykin Park!

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Wallowology Discovery Center opened to the public in June 2014.  At our Natural History Discovery Center in downtown Joseph, Where Art Meets Science, we invite participants to explore and discover Eastern Oregon's lands and waters through exhibits, workshops, outings, and evening presentations by scientists, artists and others.

Wallowology is the public education division of Eastern Oregon Legacy Lands, a nonprofit corporation whose purposes are scientific, educational, and charitable. Based in science and education, EOLL's natural and cultural history programs include research, conservation planning, and policy development.

Mission: To inform, inspire, and involve residents and visitors in the conservation of ecosystems and landscapes that support and sustain rural communities throughout Eastern Oregon.

508 N. Main St.

(Mail: PO Box 666) 

Joseph, Oregon 97846

Tel: (541) 263-1663

Summer Hours:

Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fri. & Sat.

June through September

Winter Hours: By Appointment


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