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 Will Be Open on Friday, May 28!

Our posted policy regarding the virus and requiring masks inside has not yet changed, but we are happy 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!


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Explore & Discover!

Because Coronavirus safety protocols limit our usual activities, Wallowology will be providing free Science To-Go kits for the 2021 season. They will be available on our porch from June to September.

Online Learning Resources and Activities!

Until our programs resume outside and in our indoor space again, we are still providing science learning kits for youth online. Go to the activities below and download them to print at home. 

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Wallowa County is home to many different Birds of Prey, including numerous species of Owls. Learn about them and where to find them! It's a hoot!

Learn All About Owls!

Mammoths, especially the Columbian mammoth roamed widely in North America, including Eastern Oregon. Learn more about them and make your own folding Mammoth!


Rick McEwan

Much About Mammoths!

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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.


Winter Hours: By Appointment

Summer Hours:  10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fri. & Sat. • June through September

508 N. Main St.  (Mail: PO Box 666) 

Joseph, Oregon 97846  

Tel: (541) 263-1663


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