Zoos in PORTLAND with kids

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Portland because this The Beaver State city 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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    (2 miles) Portland

    The Oregon Zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears. From the mist-filled Africa Rain Forest to the majestic Great ...

  • Macaw Landing Wildlife Refuge

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    (4 miles) 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 ...

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  • Garden Home Indoor Play Park

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    (5 miles) Portland

    Come, play and make new friends at Garden Home! Our supervised gym is transformed into a safe and fun environment with games, toys, play houses, play cars and trucks. These activities develop ...

  • Electric Castles Wunderland

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    (6 miles) 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 ...

  • Pump It Up Beaverton

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    (6 miles) 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!

  • Inflatable Kingdom

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    (8 miles) Portland

    An indoor inflatable party arena designed for the kids to have fun and the adults to be comfortable. The kids will have a blast playing on the Inflatables while the parents will enjoy a modern lounge ...

  • JJ Jump

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    (9 miles) 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 ...

  • Munchkin Playland

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    (9 miles) 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 Vancouver

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    (11 miles) Vancouver

    The inflatable equipment offers great low impact aerbic exercise in the forms of varying obstacles courses, slides, bounce houses and more.

  • Naydenov Gymnastics Fun Center

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    (11 miles) Vancouver

    Vancouver and Portland's best spot for birthday parties and indoor play. Open Gyms on Fridays and Sundays Teen Night Out every Friday night Parent's Night Out every Saturday night Gymnastics, ...

  • Dizzy Castle

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    (12 miles) Vancouver

    Dizzy Castle is the North Wests newest and best indoor playground. Over 8000 sq ft of fun. We feature a massive castle & pirate ship play structure, full Cafe, 3 party rooms, Free Ipads for the ...

  • Out Of This World

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    (12 miles) Hillsboro

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

  • Safari Sam's

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    (14 miles) 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!

  • Family Fun Center & Bullwinkles Restaurant

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    (15 miles) 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 ...

  • Portland Japanese Garden

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    (2 miles) Portland

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

  • World Forrestry Centre

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    (2 miles) 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, ...

  • Esther Short Park

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    (7 miles) Vancouver

    Features include a large adventure playground with physical play activities for all ages and abilities, plus a lazy river water play area with fun interactive splash pad, paved walkways and rose ...

  • Tillamook Forest Center

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    (43 miles) Tillamook

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

  • Bushs Pasture Park

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    (45 miles) Salem

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

  • Midway Farms Farm Experience Day Camp

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    (68 miles) 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 ...

  • Wolf Haven International

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    (96 miles) Tenino

    Outdoor wolf sanctuary and education center which offers guided walking tours. Visitors can see and learn about wolves (and maybe hear them howl). Variety of educational programs available for groups ...

  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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    (98 miles) Eatonville

    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. The signature tram tour through the 435-acre free-roaming area offers the opportunity to spot different species of animals as they ...

  • Southwest Community Center and Pool

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    (4 miles) Portland

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

  • North Clackamas Aquatic Park

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    (8 miles) Milwaukie

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

  • Chehalem Aquatic Center

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    (20 miles) Newberg

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

  • Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark

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    (32 miles) McMinnville

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

  • The Salvation Army Kroc Center

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    (41 miles) 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.

  • Oregon Childrens Theatre

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    (1 miles) Portland

    Kids can experience the atmosphere of live theater at the Oregon Childrens Theater that tell well loved stories with fantastic characters.

  • Mudeye Puppet Company

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    (6 miles) Portland

    Kids can enjoy an exciting roster of interactive, 25 minute puppet shows for all ages. Every show is followed up with a meet and greet where kids are encouraged to see the puppets up close and learn ...

  • Tears Of Joy Puppet Theatre

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    (1 miles) Portland

    The theatre is recognized nationally for its commitment to excellence and innovation. Three of our productions have received American puppetry's highest honor, the Citation of Excellence in the Art ...

  • Washington Park

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    (1 miles) Portland

    Whether you are seeking excitement or tranquility, Washington Park is the place for you and your family. With over 400 acres of trees, gardens, attractions and playgrounds and 15 miles of trails, ...

  • Mt Scott Community Center and Pool

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    (5 miles) Portland

    Includes basketball court indoor, community center, fitness room, gymnasium, kitchen reservable, meeting room reservable, party room reservable, roller skating, stage indoor, swimming pool ...

  • Water Resources Education Centre

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    (7 miles) Vancouver

    Provides entertaining, interactive education about water, with aquariums, diverse environments to explore, an aquatic art gallery, and an area just for under 5s.

  • Mountain View Ice Arena

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    (10 miles) Vancouver

    Classic family friendly ice skating provides a fit and healthy excursion which is also loads of fun.

  • Big Als Vancouver

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    (10 miles) Vancouver

    Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with light balls and ramps to help give younger kids a chance.