Things to do in Oregon with kids
Oregon is a state where the family won’t be short of adventure, and the kids won’t be short of excitement!
Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state in America. It has the largest sea cave in the world, the deepest river gorge in North America, as well as the deepest lake (check out Crater Lake!) So it’s safe to say - it’s a pretty incredible state! And perfect for incredible experiences.
How about taking to the oceans with Tradewinds Whalewatching and Ecology Boat Trips, or jet through canyons with Mail Boat Hydro Boat Tours. Make sure you hold on!
Get face to face with the giants of the jungle with Great Cats World Park as you take a guided tour around some beautiful and rare creatures.
Whitewater Adventures are just one of the places where kids can get that adrenaline pumping, or get the kids lost in the fascinating history with Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, or the Yaquina Head Lighthouse!
Did we mention there is also mountain fun!
So put that adventure hat on and enjoy the many places to go with kids!
One of the best family Amusement Parks in Portland for a great fun day out with your kids.Visit the oldest continually operating amusement park in the entire country in Oregon, with rides, attractions, and fun activities for the kids
Come and visit a world of fantasy in the beautiful, lush forest of this land of enchantment.
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!
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 unparalleled opportunity to view our native birds of prey.
Over 75 species of animals to see roaming free in Oregon's West Coast Game Park, featuring bison, tigers, lions & more!
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!
One of the top things to do in Oregon with toddlers, the Oregon Zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears!
Get a fishy kiss by a seal, go behind the scenes, explore the touch pools, enjoy animal feedings, and discover the ocean - without getting wet!
Water fun in Oregon at this family friendly water park, with a wave pool and laps for all ages!
A family aquatic center with waterslides, tubes, kiddie slides, 3 pools, water features, and family fun over summer!
A fun local aquatic center, with lap pools, diving board, classes and hot tub for adults!
A great community pool with lessons, lap pool and water features.
The Salvation Army Community Center offers indoor and outdoor facilities including a family friendly leisure pool with fun features
Year long water fun in Oregon with this indoor waterpark in Springfield, with slides, basketball, kiddie pool, and even adult spa! Make a splash!
Water fun with a hands-on museum experience for kids, and slide out of a real Boeing 747 - unique waterpark fun in Oregon!
A small community center with basketball, and an indoor swimming pool. Great for those active kids!
Portland Art Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, reflects art from ancient times to today!
Portland Children's Museum is dedicated to inspiring imagination, creativity, and the wonder of learning through hands-on play!
Explore the Pioneer era with life sized costumed mannequins, gold mining artifacts, Chineses artifacts, three large rock collections and much, much more.
From the Wright brothers' work to a 2,000 mile an hour Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, plus the infamous Spruce Goose all at this Oregon aviation museum
One of the best places for kids if you're looking for fun family things to do in Portland. Oregon Museum of Science & Industry features 219,000 sq ft of brain-powered fun through interactive exhibits & hands-on demonstrations!
Curious kids can learn all about science through hands-on exhibitions, as well as explore the stars at this Oregon Children's Museum!
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 waterways. The rivers, in turn, represent the constant flow....
A fascinating Air Museum in Tillamook, Oregon, with real life aircraft, exhibits and Kids Korner!
Kids can experience the power of play at the Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon, where play and learning go hand-in-hand!
An innovative and educational children's museum in downtown Salem where kids can be inspired by creative play through exhibits, camps and parties!
Oregon Film Museum is a great place in Astoria for kids to learn the magic of movie making, and explore those movies filmed within the state of Oregon!
Discover Clatsop County's rich and exciting history in the Heritage Museums's permanent and changing exhibit galleries.
Explore Oregon's rich history at the Oregon Historical Museum, in the heart of Portland's cultural district. Great idea for things for families to do in Portland
The Columbia River Maritime Museum preserves the rich maritime heritage of the entire Columbia River region - plus visit a floating lighthouse!
From an indoor, gigantic inflatable filled arenas, to private party rooms, and fun open jump - great indoor play for those active kids in Oregon!
11,000 square feet of inflatable bouncing fun! Great for those bouncy active kids!
Multi level indoor play space themed adventure play, set within a family pizzeria restaurant in Oregon!
A great idea for things to do with toddlers in Portland, a fun indoor play park for preschoolers, open September to June. Parent participation is required!
12,000 sq ft of indoor inflatable jump space in Oregon, with open play, birthday parties, and lots of fun and bouncing for active kids!
An exciting play space for kids under 42" tall to play, create and explore, located in an intimate cafe perfect for parents.
Enjoy three stories and 7,500 sqft of indoor play space in downtown Portland with PlayDate PDX, A great idea for things to do with toddlers in Portland with a cafe for parents too!
Future Starz at Indoor Goals are classes designed to introduce kids to soccer, hockey and inline skating in a fun & safe environment.
Children's development sessions in climbing, swimming and gymnastics plus an indoor play area with 60,000 cubic feet of slide tubes and three gigantic ball pits!
Sky High Sports is a unique trampoline fun center, designed and created for kids to stay active, and have a ton of fun!
Sundance Kayak School offers kayak rentals, tours white water adventure on the Rogue River!
Amazing family fun in Wilsonville with mini golf, karting, ziplines, sky trail, rock wall, batting cages, arcade, bumper boats, playland and SO much more! Great fun for active kids in Oregon.
Indoor climbing fun for the family in Bend, Oregon, with climbing walls, camps, classes and great climbing walls!
Oregon Rafting Trips on Six Amazing River Rafting Destinations! All Star Rafting and Kayaking, based in Maupin, Oregon, is the place to go for your next rafting, fishing, or kayaking adventure. We offer guided Washington and Oregon rafting trips an....
Outdoor adventure is waiting with Whitewater Adventures for those under 6 years, with rafting tours for levels of ability through the heart of wild Oregon!
Color Me Mine is a fun paint it yourself ceramic studio designed with families in mind to be creative and have fun!
A fun and arty day out in Salem with open studio crafts, canvas painting, and great options for birthday parties and family fun!
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, Oregon's exciting past will be revealed.
Natural fun with over 400 acres of trees, gardens, attractions and playgrounds and 100 miles of trails, this is an oasis of green space just minutes from downtown Portland.
90 acres of spacious park and botanical garden right in the heart of Salem. Perfect for biking, scooting, and playing!
Founded in 1928 to conserve endangered species, Hoyt Arboretum is 190 acres of natural wonder plus 12 miles of hiking trails
This world-renowned Japanese garden includes a Strolling Pond Garden, Tea Garden, Sand and Stone Garden, Natural Garden and a Flat Garden.
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 sense of caring, and provide tools to understand t....
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 kids in Oregon
A beautiful day out in nature with a butterfly pavilion, hummingbird garden, and nature discovery play! All in beautiful Oregon!
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.
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 trip to the top of the mountain allows one to enjoy....
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 mosses, and black muck soil that's not good for much els....
A FREE day out in the stunning Oregon forests at this Forest Center, with picnics, climbs, hikes, and beautiful wildlife!
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 family farm.
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, and delight in all new exhibits inside. The museum ....
Take on Oregon's ONLY Mail Boat Tours! Jet along the Rogue River with experienced guides, rugged scenery, and churning whitewater!
Educational tours of the infamous ‘Portland Underground’ Shanghai Tunnels, involved in the shanghai trade in the Portland from 1850-1941
Memorable, fast paced and fun family day out river trips in Grants Pass, Oregon!
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. Ever changing, Lan Su always has something new to offer ....
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 enjoyed our scenic and exciting tours.
Amazing boat tours taking you out for whale watching, sport fishing, bird watching, and ecology tours. Educational, and super fun ocean encounters in Oregon!
Whitewater rafting is a healthy and exciting outdoor activity that is especially fun for families. Enjoy a half-day of splashy adventure or make it an entire vacation with one of the 5-day wilderness river getaways. Choose from seven rivers in Oregon....
Trains, trains and more trains! One of the first railroads of this size on the west coast, this train park has 4 well maintained acres in which to picnic and watch, ride and learn about trains.
Enjoy the splendors of the scenic Columbia Gorge while climbing through the spectacular Hood River Valley. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Oregon
Kids must be over 42" and able to pass a test before being allowed in on the fascinating cave tour, no carrying permitted.
Explore the USA's largest sea cave, with hundreds of sea lions that all it home! A unique experience on the Oregon coast for the family.
Ice skating fun at Lloyd Center Mall with public sessions, lessons and parties! Get those skates on in Oregon!
The Lane County Historical Museum was created to collect, preserve and interpret Lane County's rich heritage. It is the only county-wide historical museum in Lane County. Lane County was a destination point for emigrants crossing the Oregon Trail in ....
Applegate Trail Centre offers a glimpse into the colorful history of this rugged area through the stories of the pioneer settlers, the naming of Grave Creek, the discovery of gold, the impact of the stageline, and the building of the railroad.
National Historical Park is where you discover the rich history of the Native people, as well as the footsteps of the iconic Lewis & Clark explorers.
A fascinating historic home built in 1914, Pittock Mansion tells the story of Portland's transformation from pioneer town to modern, industrialized city
Flavel House is a historic home in Astoria, restored to accurately portray the elegance of the Victorian period, & history of the Flavel family.
The Springfield Museum hosts changing exhibits of art and historic collections in the Main Street Gallery. The Historic Interpetive Center pays homage to the strong men and women who built a community in the valley between the McKenzie and Willamette....
A historic day out at a stunning Oregon lighthouse where you can climb to the top, and find out what it's like to be a lighthouse keeper!
Explore a time just past when our beaches were highways and tall ships graced our coastline. A sturdy ship's wheel, an intricate Native American basket, a rugged crosscut saw, an 1890s boarding house... all have stories to tell about the settlem....
Kids can experience the atmosphere of live theater at the Oregon Childrens Theater that tell well loved stories with fantastic characters.
You will find more than 100 of all types with the latest video games and redemption games at Wunderland, as well as mini golf and cinema too!
The Oregon Vortex is a glimpse of a strange world where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed! Only in America!
The Atmosphere is bright and clean and the game is a blast. Anyone can enjoy bowling: Young or old, experienced or novice. Millions of people are discovering it's the perfect place for your next party or family outing. Great fun for the entire famil....
Kids will love this enchanting and classic carousel with it's beautiful music and sweet, finely crafted horses.
Southern Oregons finest family fun center with a playhouse, batting cages, go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats and more!
Welcome to Mariner Square in Newport, Oregon home of Oregon Undersea Gardens, Ripley's Believe It or Not, and The Wax Works!
Bowling, go karts, an arcade, bumper cars and billiards are just some of the fun in the sun kids can have in Bend at Sun Mountain Fun!
A family friendly RV park to enjoy with full hook up sites, cable TV, wifi, an amazing creeks to explore and nature to enjoy! Oregon is waiting for you!
Fishing...boating....camping....get your family out into the beautiful Oregon nature and have a whole heap of fun!
A peaceful RV resort on the beautiful southern Oregon coast, with woodlands, beaches and nature!
Great camping fun at Loon Lake Lodge & RV Resort, with cabins, yurts, swimming, horseback riding & so much more!