SEATTLE’S MUSEUM OF HISTORY & INDUSTRY (MOHAI) PRESENTS Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science. Exhibit

This fall, the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is proud to present Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.  On October 7, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage and scientific contributions of Native communities. Tickets are available to members starting September 18 with tickets on sale to the general public on September 26.

Through interactive displays, artifacts, and engaging narratives, this important exhibit highlights the wisdom, innovation, and sustainable practices of Native cultures.

Learn ways in which traditional knowledge of Indigenous peoples and cutting-edge science are being applied to challenges that face people across the nation and beyond. Roots of Wisdom features stories from four communities, giving visitors real-life examples of how traditional knowledge and cutting-edge science provide complementary solutions to ecological and health challenges facing us today.

Discover how native knowledge impacts our daily lives and contributes to the growing movement toward sustainability and the reclamation of age-old practices.

ROOTS OF WISDOM: NATIVE KNOWLEDGE. SHARED SCIENCE. was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation.

The exhibit will run through March 3, 2024, and will be located in the special exhibit gallery on the second floor of MOHAI.

MOHAI is committed to preserving and sharing the rich history and culture of the Pacific Northwest, and this exhibit is just one of the many ways the museum is fulfilling that mission. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the vibrant cultures and transformative ideas that have shaped our world.

Generous support for Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science. in Seattle is made possible by First Tech Federal Credit Union, The Boeing Company, Hugh & Jane Ferguson Foundation, The Norcliffe Foundation, and The Snoqualmie Tribe. Media support is provided by The Seattle Times, KCTS 9 |Crosscut, and KEXP.

Up-to-date information about Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science and related programming can be found in the MOHAI online calendar at, on Facebook, or by calling (206) 324-1126.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, Roots of Wisdom is specially designed for visitors ages 11-14. The exhibition was developed by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), the Indigenous Education Institute (IEI), the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Tulalip Tribes, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society in Hawaii, and was made possible through funds from the National Science Foundation.