Museums in Oregon


Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Oregon Undersea Garden, and The Wax Works for Two or Four (Up to 51% Off)

Mariner Square

Mariner Square

Marvel at shrunken heads at Ripley’s, pose with figures of celebs at Wax Works, and face wolf eels at the Undersea Garden

$49.98 $25

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$40 for Admission for Two to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ($50 Value)

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Wings & Waves Waterpark

Exhibits explore the ways humans have conquered flight, from military planes to spacecraft, while activities include 3D digital movies

$50 $40

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Admission for Two or Four to the Erickson Aircraft Collection ( 72% Off)

Erickson Aircraft Collection

Madras Municipal Airport

Propeller planes and flying machines that withstood wars each have a place at this historic museum dedicated to the preservation of flight

$18 $5

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Admission for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children to the Garibaldi Maritime Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Garibaldi Maritime Museum

Garibaldi Maritime Museum

Exhibits dedicated to sailing in the 18th century, specifically the voyages of Captain Robert Gray and his two ships

$8 $5

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Admission for Three or Six to Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon (43% Off). Two Options Available.

Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon

Pendleton

Fun, educational exhibits include an interactive marketplace and a tree-filled reading jungle

$10.50 $6

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Membership or Visit to Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

The Dalles

Sprawled across 54 acres, dynamic, interactive center celebrates the cultural heritage of the Columbia River Gorge and its surroundings

$18 $9

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Gordon House Tour for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Gordon House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House

Guests amble through 45-minute guided tours of the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed home in Oregon

$30 $15

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Gordon House Tour for Two or Four (Up to 67% Off)

Gordon House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House

Guests amble through 45-minute guided tours of the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed home in Oregon

$30 $10

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  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
    The entire Earth spins inside of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It's as if visitors have launched into outer space, where they can see everything—clouds forming over North America, hurricanes churning in the tropics, and millions of animals in migration. Night falls, and the major cities light up Earth's continents like misshapen Christmas trees. Just then, the planet disappears, and in its place rises a spinning orb of fire and violent solar storms: the sun. The display, appropriately titled Science On a Sphere, is actually a 6-foot animated globe powered by a series of video projectors. It serves as the perfect centerpiece for OMSI's Earth Hall, which explores geology, tectonics, and everything else that makes Earth a living planet. The hall's exhibits let visitors control wind turbines and launch satellites into space. Earth Hall is only one section of the museum, however. More hands-on activities wait within Turbine Hall, where kids design bridges and boats. Visitors can tour the USS Blueback, a U.S. Navy attack submarine that guarded the Pacific for 31 years, or gaze towards the heavens inside of Kendall Planetarium, which uses real-time 3D graphics to transport audiences into the very heart of black holes. Even Theory, the onsite eatery, has an educational focus. The restaurant's displays explore food sciences while Chef Ryan Morgan and his team use local ingredients to cook meals in full view. Although every corner of OMSI sparks scientific curiosity, the museum's educational programs take things one step further. The faculty hosts astronomy camps and teaches 50-minute interactive labs in which kids might make soap or dissect a squid—a requisite skill for any future biologist or sushi chef.
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    1945 SE Water Ave
    Portland, OR US
  • Science Factory
    Through exhibits that explore everything from astronomy and physics to biology and paleontology, the Science Factory inspires a lifelong love of science in children as well as adults. Above all else, the nonprofit embraces a motto of "please touch," creating safe, engaging opportunities for children to act on their curiosity and gain insight into the principles underlying scientific and technological theories. The Exploration Dome exemplifies the immersive nature of the Museum, surrounding audiences with a full-dome screen that displays digital and live-action films. These educational features can take guests to virtually any location in the world and beyond, including the heart of the Borneo rainforest, the depths of prehistoric oceans, the edge of our galaxy's super-massive black hole, and a universe where popcorn kernels never get stuck in your teeth. Permanent exhibits—including a feature on responsible recycling as well as a terrarium of lizards, frogs, and plants, complete with Renegade, the Museum's resident iguana—explore topics in more depth, complementing both the Exploration Dome’s videos and an ever-changing roster of special attractions.
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    2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
    Eugene, OR US
  • AC Gilberts Discovery Village
    A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village is a hands-on children's museum spread across three historical houses that reside in Riverfront Park. It is named after A.C. Gilbert, a Salem native, toy magnate, and inventor of the Erector Set. True to a life spent creating educational and scientific toys, his namesake museum provides a place for kids to interact with exhibits that encourage play and provoke thought. From a giant model of an animal cell to a faux paleontological dig full of ancient bones to musical instruments like a South American rainwheel, the museum's stations encompass a number of scientific and cultural disciplines?though little ones might only interpret each activity as fun. Furthermore, youth can heal stuffed animals in the Village Vet Room or scale a 52-foot edifice that is one of the world's largest Erector Set towers, boasting three slides and a maze.
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    116 Marion St NE
    Salem, OR US
  • Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals
    For more than 50 years, the geologists of Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals have invited the world to peruse their collections within a historic, ranch-style home in Hillsboro. But the specimens on display have been around for eons longer than that house has stood. There are cross sections of petrified wood, for instance, with a "Talking Log" exhibit to explain how wood transforms into stone over millions of years. Semi-transparent agate stones tell the tale of the planet's volcanic past with their intricately formed layers, and meteorites bear the pockmarks of their plummets to earth. A room of fluorescent stones glow neon in the dark?a remnant from the prehistoric days before cavemen discovered lava lamps. Most of these collections are on display indoors, but the museum's outdoor grounds are also a draw. Visitors can wander along a sandstone-tiled path, exploring lush gardens filled with ferns, wildflowers, and rhododendrons. If you walk this path?whether during a spontaneous visit or during an organized event such as the summer festival?you may spot some natural wildlife, such as deer, rabbits, or hummingbirds frenetically sipping from a feeder.
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    26385 NW Groveland Dr
    Hillsboro, OR US
  • My Masterpiece Art Studio
    My Masterpiece Art Studio Directors Kaylin Dodge and Ilse Coffman furnish a family-friendly studio in which novice paint-slingers and budding sketch artists of all ages can explore their creative proclivities in an unconfined environment. Stations are set up like mini studios to inspire finger-painting toddlers, maze-drawing middle-schoolers, and emotion-releasing teenagers to new heights of artistry.
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    7905 SW Cirrus Dr
    Beaverton, OR US
  • Mariner Square
    Mariner Square delights children and adults, tourists and locals alike with a seaside getaway to three different, otherworldly attractions. Nestled on a causeway on Newport's bayfront, visitors can marvel at marine life at the Oregon Undersea Gardens, wander through a forest of lifelike celebrity sculptures at The Wax Works, or learn little-known, bizarre facts at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
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    250 Southwest Bay Boulevard
    Newport, OR US