Zoos in Oregon with kids

It’s animal time in Oregon, and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Oregon because The Beaver State has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

  • Safari Sam's

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    Sherwood

    Indoor play fun, with the largest adventure play structure in Oregon for all ages, with a 9+ super assault course, Glow In The Dark mini golf, and inflatables!

  • Bouncing Off The Wall

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    Bend

    11,000 square feet of inflatable bouncing fun! Great for those bouncy active kids!

  • Kipsters Gymnastics

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    Eugene

    We have a awesome, large facility with trampolines, jump house, zip line, spring floor, mats, bars, beams and more. We offer indoor open gym play, classes in gymnastics & dance, Parents Survival ...

  • Out Of This World

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    Hillsboro

    Multi level space themed adventure play, plus inflatable obstacle course, kid powered kart track, separate toddler area and modern gaming room.

  • World Forrestry Centre

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    Portland

    Our 20,000 square foot museum is located in Portlands beautiful Washington Park. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, youll marvel at the intricate hand carvings and grand entry outside, ...

  • Wallowa Lake Tramway

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    Joseph

    With the opening of the gondola in 1970, Wallowa County added one of it's most popular attractions. The 3700' vertical foot ascent to the summit of Mt. Howard is a memorable experience. The exciting ...

  • Childrens Museum of Eastern Oregon

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    Pendleton

    The Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon, the Arts Council of Pendleton, the Umatilla County Historical Society, and Tamastslikt Cultural Institute are partners in a Lewis & Clark project. This ...

  • Crater Lake National Park

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    Crater Lake

    A natural wonder in Oregon that makes the perfect outdoor day out for all ages. A national park with a historic volcanic past, pure lakes, sheer cliffs, and islands to explore.

  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

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    Kimberley

    A visit to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is like taking a journey into ancient Oregon. Whether you tour the museum at Sheep Rock, hike a trail at the Painted Hills, or picnic at Clarno, ...

  • Lost Creek Lake

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    Jackson County

    The crew at the Lost Creek Marina would like to welcome you aboard for Year-Round Fun in beautiful Southern Oregon. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with ...

  • Spirit Of The Rogue Nature Centre

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    Trail

    Nature never sleeps. It is always moving into balance. It is here, at Spirit of the Rogue Nature Center, that nature can be seen and experienced in new ways which capture the imagination, call to our ...

  • Portland Japanese Garden

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    Portland

    This world-renowned Japanese garden includes a Strolling Pond Garden, Tea Garden, Sand and Stone Garden, Natural Garden and a Flat Garden.

  • Midway Farms Farm Experience Day Camp

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    Albany

    We provide your child with the opportunity to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests, all while experiencing real life on a biodiverse local ...

  • Tillamook Forest Center

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    Tillamook

    A FREE day out in the stunning Oregon forests at this Forest Center, with picnics, climbs, hikes, and beautiful wildlife!

  • Prehistoric Gardens

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    Port Orford

    Port Orford is a great place for prehistoric monsters. It's a genuine rain forest, sheltered in a small valley, mild in climate, drenched with rainfall; a place overrun with giant ferns, drippy ...

  • Rusk Ranch Nature Center

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    Cave Junction

    A beautiful day out in nature with a butterfly pavilion, hummingbird garden, and nature discovery play! All in beautiful Oregon!

  • Bushs Pasture Park

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    Salem

    90 acres of spacious park and botanical garden right in the heart of Salem. Perfect for biking, scooting, and playing!

  • 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.