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Museum of Culture and Environment

College of the Sciences

The Museum of Culture and Environment approaches our diverse and changing world with an interdisciplinary perspective, examining human life, culture, and our interaction with the environment. The Museum is located in Dean Hall on the Central Washington University campus.

Current Exhibitions


Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photgraphy of Kari Greer (through March 14, 2020)

Shattering the Veil: Reclaiming Female Indigenous Identities (Dean Hall Lobby)


Monkeys Do... We Do Too? Studying Tibetan Macaques in the Valley of the Wild Monkeys (Window on Central)



Upcoming Events


Jan. 9 at 5:30 PM  Facing the Inferno Opening

Join us as we open Facing the Inferno: the Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer. This opening reception will feature a short talk from Greer, who specializes in wildland fire photography and editorial photojournalism.


Jan. 30 at 5:30 PM Facing Fire: A Roundtable Discussion about Wildland Fire

This roundtable will provide an opportunity for community members to understand how wildland fire crews see the world.  It will also showcase the diversity of experiences and perspectives that fire managers and others involved in wildland fire use to make sense of critical situations. 


March 12 at 5:30PM Preparing for Wildfire: Are you Ready?

 The Museum welcomes Department of Natural Resources Landowner Assistance Forester Jason Emsley, who will help us better understand the fire risks within our community.  You will learn about the dynamic nature of wildfire, and practical, everyday means for better preparing our spaces for fire. 


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