Ellen Bishop


The Wallowology Natural History Discovery Center is open for the Summer season. Come visit us at the center or join us for one of the off-site events listed below.

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


Fridays: 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Saturdays at Wallowa Lake Lodge: 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Join Judy Swank or Charla Lower for these family-friendly strolls and hikes! Our Friday walks will depart from a different trailhead each week to explore our unique landscape. Saturday walks will all meet in the lobby of Wallowa Lake Lodge.


Registration is required for Friday walks, with a 10-person maximum group size. To register email info@wallowology.org. We ask that all Discovery Walk participants leave their dogs at home. Please wear a mask, as well as sturdy walking shoes and be sure to pack water.

Click here to see complete 2021 Schedule

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C.O.D.E. Green (Children Outdoors Discovering & Exploring) alternates between guided science, online activities and explorative play in and outside of the Discovery Center. Adult supervision required in the center.


Schedule:  See Calendar

Wallowology invites regional scientists to share their knowledge. Once or twice a month, we fill our evening exhibit hall with chairs, cookies, slides, and dozens of guests. From slide shows to natural history, visitors can expect knowledgeable speakers on pertinent local topics in a wide range of sciences. Due to social distancing regulations, we are suspending our presentations until further notice.


Schedule:  See Calendar

If an event won’t fit in an evening talk, or is more structured than a walk, it's a special event. It might be a longer hike, a party, a workshop, a school visit or maybe an off-site tour. We’ve teamed up with groups of all types: schools, land trusts, astronomy clubs, farms, hiking clubs, research groups. We advertise the events, and often help lead them.