Night at the Museum | Summer Events & More...
Night at the Museum | Summer Events & More...


June 2022

Saturday, June 25 | 4 p.m. onwards
Night at the Museum
We are thrilled to offer another rendition of Night at the Museum -- a magical stargazing campout at Maryhill. Rose City Astronomers will provide telescopes to give visitors awe-inspiring views of the summer night sky over the Columbia River Gorge (or bring one from home). Catch glimpses of the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, Sagittarius, Jupiter, Venus and Mars! A special group of children’s telescopes will give little ones the same incredible views.Learn about the stars during twilight conversations with Troy Carpenter from the Goldendale Observatory and storyteller Will Hornyak. Campsite check-in begins at 4 p.m. The Museum will remain open until 7 p.m. (The cafe will not be open as part of this event.)

Cost for Tent or RV Campsite: $60 members | $70 non-members
Includes campsite on the lawn at Maryhill, and one (1) free admission to the museum for each member in your party. Tent and RV sites accommodate one tent or RV. Campers provide their own tents and camping gear. No cooking or fires permitted. There are no RV (electrical) hook-ups or showers. Reservations are strongly required. Deadline to register for tent or RV site is June 21, 2022. 
July 18-22, 2022| 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Art of the Natural World: Serious STEAM engagement
Explore how science and art work together to enhance understanding in the classroom. During this five-day workshop, we’ll delve deep into how students make connections between concepts, hone our observation and problem-solving skills, learn about artists, their media and practice, and use the world around us to illustrate, imagine, explore, create, and interpret the beauty of our planet. Gain skills and confidence to incorporate art making – from drawing and illustration to printmaking, sculpture and photography – into lessons on biology, zoology, botany, anatomy, physics and more.

Curator of Education, Louise Palermo will co-present the Institute with Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director as lead instructor. Guest artists include Molly Gaston Johnson, Christopher Pothier, Marjorie Williams-Smith, Duncan Berry and more.

Cost: $230 museum members / $245 non-members. Advance registration required.
Credit available through Antioch University Seattle for an additional fee. Continuing Education Clock-hours are available; scholarship available.
Questions? Call 509 773-3733 ext. 20 or email
Saturday, July 2 | 2 - 2:30 p.m.
Artist Talk with Magda Nica 

Join artist Magda Nica as she discusses her section of The Exquisite Gorge Project II: Fiber Arts and get a sneak preview of each section (see map). Section Seven will be on exhibition in the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center July 1 to August 4, 2022.
Saturday, July 9 | 1 p.m.
Meet the Artists
Meet the artists featured in the exhibition Illustrating the Natural World of the Pacific Northwest. Biological illustration helps develop an intimate understanding of our natural world while conveying an emotional, aesthetic response to what we see. Students and teachers from the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle share their process and artwork.  

This exhibition was juried by Dr. Art Evans, internationally recognized entomologist, educator, author, lecturer, photographer, and broadcaster. 

Saturday, August 6 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Festival of Fiber Arts

Explore fiber art in all its fabulous forms! Live Sheep Shearing at 10:30 a.m. with M & P Ranch of Goldendale, watch the construction of a 70-foot fiber art sculpture by 13 regional artists who are part of The Exquisite Gorge Project II: Fiber ArtsHands on activities and artist demos throughout the day. Try your hand at weaving, felting, spinning, carding and more! Stash Buster/Builder -- bring your excess yarn or take some and start a new stash. 
All activities are FREE on the grounds at Maryhill. 
The Exquisite Gorge Project II: Fiber Arts was made possible with major support from National Endowment for the Arts; Roundhouse Foundation; Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation’s Community Grants; The Salvador Fund of the Gorge Community Foundation; Columbia Fiber Arts Guild; and Umpqua Bank, Goldendale Branch. Donated goods and services were provided by: Anonymous, M & P Ranch, Premier Metal, Olympic Yarn and Fiber, and StoryGorge. A BIG THANK YOU TO all our community partners and artists.
35 Maryhill Museum Drive | Goldendale, WA 98620 US
powered by emma
Subscribe to our email list.