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

The Dalles

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In a Nutshell

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

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Expires 90 days after purchase. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon, membership expires 12-months from activation date. Valid for new members only or those who have not been active in the past 12-months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $17 for a one-year individual membership ($35 value)
  • $25 for a one-year family membership ($50 value)
  • $9 for a one-day admission for two ($18 value)

Children aged 5 and younger are admitted free of charge. Family memberships offer full member benefits for two adults and up to four children (must share a household) or four grandchildren younger than 21. Annual membership benefits include:

  • Free museum admission for a year
  • Free members’ newsletter subscription
  • Invitations to special exhibits and programs
  • Discounts on lectures, films, workshops, classes, and special events
  • 10% off at Columbia River Trading Company Museum Store
  • 10% off at Basalt Rock Café (excludes alcohol)

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

Situated on a 54-acre plot of land near the Columbia River, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum chronicles thousands of years of the area’s natural and cultural history. The 48,200-square-foot facility—which received an American Institute of Architects Honor Award—features interactive and multimedia exhibits that let guests study everything from the volcanic activity and floods that created the gorge to its wildlife. Guests can stand in the shadow of a life-size, 13-foot mammoth in the Ice Age exhibit or hide from its intimidating tusks under a canvas tent modeled after the one used by Lewis and Clark.

As the official interpretive center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area, the center celebrates the area’s indigenous flora and fauna while working to preserve them. Five acres of indigenous plants host turtles, ducks, geese, songbirds, and other native wildlife, on which guests spy as they stroll through the nature walk. At the raptor exhibit, visitors can come face-to-beak with various birds of prey, including a bald eagle, a great horned owl, and a red-tailed hawk. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum hosts frequent educational programs and tour groups that detail ways to protect the area’s biodiversity without having to marry a tree.

Customer Reviews

242 Ratings

Great place
Lyn J. · November 28, 2016
Very interesting displays. Really liked the Native American exhibit as well as the Lewis and Clark exhibit.
Vickie V. · October 31, 2016
Very interesting, well done exhibits. Beautiful setting.
Betty Z. · October 31, 2016
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    The Dalles

    5000 Discovery Drive

    The Dalles, OR 97058

    +15412968600

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