EXPLORE AND DISCOVER!
WILD SCIENCE OF THE WALLOWA COUNTRY
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 Now Open for the Season!
Our 2021 policy regarding the virus and requiring masks has not changed at this time, but we are thrilled to be open again, bringing science and nature to locals and visitors to Wallowa County!
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!
Take a Hike! Discovery Walks take place twice weekly at 9am on Fridays and Saturdays!
See schedule on the Events & Activities page
Explore & Discover!
Because Coronavirus safety protocols limit our usual activities, Wallowology will again be providing free Science To-Go kits for the 2021 season. They will be available on our porch from June to September.
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.