Museums in Oregon with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Oregon, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Beaver State offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Oregon…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Oregon Museum Of Science And Industry

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    Portland

    Founded in 1944 and one of the nations top ten science museums, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource that puts the WOW! in science ...

  • The Science Factory Children's Museum and Planetarium

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    Eugene

    Curious kids can learn all about science through hands-on exhibitions, as well as explore the stars at this Oregon Children's Museum!

  • Four Rivers Cultural Centre and Museum

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    Ontario

    For centuries, the Snake, the Malheur, the Owyhee and the Payette have supported life here, attracting people from all points of the compass. Four Rivers Cultural Center is named for these ...

  • Portland Art Museum

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    Portland

    The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. Enjoyable at every age.

  • Portland's Children's Museum

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    Portland

    Dedicated to inspiring imagination, creativity, and the wonder of learning by inviting moments of shared discovery. Playing with and touching exhibits strongly encouraged!

  • Grant County Historical Museum

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    Canyon City

    Explore the Pioneer era with life sized costumed mannequins, gold mining artifacts, Chineses artifacts, three large rock collections and much, much more.

  • Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - The Spruce Goose

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    McMinnville

    From the Wright brothers' work to a 2,000 mile an hour Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, all things aeronautical including a recreation of the infamous Spruce Goose.

  • Tillamook Air Museum

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    Tillamook

    See one of Americas finest collections of over 30 War Birds including our P-38 Lightning, F4U-Corsair, P51-Mustang, PBY Catalina and SBD Dauntless dive bomber. Climb into a jet simulator!

  • AC Gilberts Discovery Village

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    Salem

    An innovative and educational children's museum in downtown Salem where kids can be inspired by creative play through exhibits, camps and parties!

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  • Jetboat Excursions

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    Portland

    Willamette Jetboat Excursions was the very first company to offer Jet Boat tours on the beautiful Willamette River, beginning in 1997. And as of Summer 2007, over two hundred thousand passengers have ...

  • Tradewinds Whalewatching and Ecology Boat Trips

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    Depoe Bay

    Amazing boat tours taking you out for whale watching, sport fishing, bird watching, and ecology tours. Educational, and super fun ocean encounters in Oregon!

  • Jerrys Rogue Jets Mail Boat Tours

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    Gold Beach

    Take on Oregon's ONLY Mail Boat Tours! Jet along the Rogue River with experienced guides, rugged scenery, and churning whitewater!

  • Portland Lan Su Chinese Garden

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    Portland

    Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures—a powerfully inspiring experience that takes you through time, offering a window into Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. ...

  • Hellgate Jetboat Excursions

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    Grants Pass

    Memorable, fast paced and fun family day out river trips in Grants Pass, Oregon!

  • Oregon Zoo

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    Portland

    The Oregon Zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears! Kids can experience mist-filled Africa Rain Forests to the ...

  • Oregon Coast Aquarium

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    Newport

    In an underwater adventure. visitors are immersed in Keiko's former home through acrylic tunnels surrounded by several feet of sea water. Passages of the Deep has proven to be an unique attraction. ...

  • Wildlife Safari

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    Winston

    Over 500 animals in their natural habitat at this family park, where you can drive through a 4.5 mile trek to see animals from Africa, Asia and the America's!

  • Cascades Raptor Center Home

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    Eugene

    An intimate experience with eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and more! With over 60 non-releasable, permanent resident birds on display, of 33 native species, Cascades Raptor Center provides an ...

  • Great Cats World Park

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    Cave Junction

    An interactive, exciting and educational day out in Oregon with the big cats of the world, with guided tours and a chance to get interactive with the animals!

  • Macaw Landing Wildlife Refuge

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    Portland

    Back in 1992, just after the foundation was formed, we opened a public viewing exhibit with eight macaws, five large macaws and three miniature macaws, in the Jantzen Beach Shopping Center in ...

  • West Coast Game Park

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    Bandon

    Highly interactive zoo experience with contented, free roaming stock. Visitors of all ages are amazed, entertained and astonished by the original and innovative way of meeting, mingling, petting and ...

  • The Oaks Amusement Park

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    Portland

    Visit the oldest continually operating amusement park in the entire country in Oregon, with rides, attractions, and fun activities for the kids

  • Enchanted Forest

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    Turner

    Come and visit a world of fantasy in the beautiful, lush forest of this land of enchantment.

  • North Clackamas Aquatic Park

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    Milwaukie

    Water fun in Oregon at this family friendly water park, with a wave pool and laps for all ages!

  • Pendleton Family Aquatic Center

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    Pendelton

    Features gigantic water slides, over 200' of open and closed tubes, three pools, family picnic facilities with gas grills, children's water features and concessions. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Splash Lively Park Swim Center

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    Springfield

    Join us for a romp in the waves, a slip down the slide, a dunk at the water basketball hoop and more. Enjoy water exercise, splashing in the kiddie pool and relaxing in the adult spa. Convenient ...

  • Southwest Community Center and Pool

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    Portland

    A great community pool with lessons, lap pool and water features.

  • Chehalem Aquatic Center

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    Newberg

    A fun local aquatic center, with lap pools, diving board, classes and hot tub for adults!

  • The Salvation Army Kroc Center

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    Salem

    Indoor and outdoor facilities comprise full sized pool plus leisure pool with fun features, lazy river and outdoor splash pad. Plus rock climbing and other activities.

  • Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark

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    McMinnville

    Water fun with a hands-on museum experience for kids, and slide out of a real Boeing 747 - unique waterpark fun in Oregon!

  • Electric Castles Wunderland

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    Milwaukie

    You will find more than one hundred games of all types with the latest video games and redemption games. Each location has a different variety of games to choose from. Tickets won from redemption ...

  • Family Fun Center & Bullwinkles Restaurant

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    Wilsonville

    6 Acres of FUN for All Ages. Birthday, Group & Corporate Packages available. Enjoy: Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Miniature Golf, Lazer Tag, Kidopolis, Cyber Coaster, Batting Cages, A Two-Story Arcade & A ...

  • Pump It Up Beaverton

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    Beaverton

    From an indoor, gigantic inflatable filled arenas, to private party rooms, and fun open jump - great indoor play for those active kids in Oregon!

  • Munchkin Playland

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    Portland

    The main play area was inspired by the state of Oregon, with several fun animals and structures for the children to explore.

  • JJ Jump

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    Clackamas

    JJ Jump is pure family entertainment, featuring Open Gym times, Jump n goodtime birthdays, team & corporate events and Cosmic Jump! JUMP, SLIDE, SWING and BOUNCE in a 12,000 square foot indoor ...