Oregon Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center/Wasco County Historical Museum
The splendor of the Columbia River Gorge comes to life in this world class facility. Your visit will take you back 40 million years to when fiery volcanoes, massive land slides and raging floods created the geologic splendor of the gorge.
Address: 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dallas, OR 87058
Southern Oregon Historical Society Museums
With its towering Cascade Mountains and numerous lakes, Klamath County has plenty to keep any family busy with sailing, canoeing, fishing and exploring. Recreational areas like the Seven Lakes Basin, the Sky Lakes Wilderness area, Four Mile Lake, Lake of the Woods, Fish Lake, the Mountain Lake Wilderness area and Klamath lake offer complete visitor facilities including lodges, cabins, camping, RV parks, boat and canoe rentals.
Address: 206 N. Fifth St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland Oregon
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public's understanding of science and technology. OMSI makes science exciting and relevant through exhibits, programs, and experiences that are presented in an entertaining and participatory fashion. OMSI is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and relies on admissions, memberships, and donations to continue our educational mission, programs, and exhibits.
Address: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214-3354
Phone: 503-797-OMSI (6674) (Toll Free: 1-800-955-OMSI)
Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon
Exhibits include 50's Diner, Albertson's Store, Journey to Japan, Totally Television, Birthday Room, Music Room, Fire! Fire!, Arts & Crafts Room, and Lewis & Clark.
Address: 400 South Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
The Pacific Ocean on one side, a series of lakes on the other -- with a vast beach right in the middle! The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area beckons you to its warm and inviting sand dunes.
The wind-sculpted sand dunes towering to 500 feet above sea level provide numerous recreational opportunities including off-highway vehicle use, hiking, photography, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding and camping. Visitors enjoy thick "tree islands", open dunes, marsh-like deflation plains and beaches.
Address: 2 miles west of Winchester Bay, Winchester Bay, OR 97467
West Coast Game Park Safari
Experience West Coast Game Park, the original walk thru Safari, where visitors meet, pet, film, and walk among hundreds of FREE roaming wildlife. Visitors of all ages are amazed, entertained and astonished by the original and innovative way of meeting, mingling, petting and seeing wildlife, offering an unsurpassed adventure in meeting the wild and a one-of-a-kind, lasting, exciting memory in getting to know the wild.
Address: 46914 Hwy. 101 So., Bandon, OR 97411 (located 7 miles south of Bandon on U.S. Hwy 101 on the Southern Oregon Coast)
Phone: (541) 347-3106
Mt. Hood National Forest
The Mount Hood National Forest is located 20 miles (32 km) east of the city of Portland, Oregon, and the northern Willamette River valley. The Forest extends south from the Columbia River Gorge across more than 60 miles (97 km) of forested mountains, lakes and streams to the Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mount Jefferson. The Forest encompasses some 1,067,043 acres (4318 km²). Visitors to the Forest can enjoy fishing, camping, boating and hiking in the summer, hunting in the fall, and skiing and other snow sports in the winter. Berry-picking and mushroom collection are popular, and for many area residents, a trip in December to cut the family's Christmas tree is a long-standing tradition.
Address: 16400 Champion Way, Mt. Hood, OR 97041
Phone: (503) 668-1700
Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park is host to a diverse array of activities. While enjoying the natural scenic wonders, park visitors may hike in old growth forests, participate in a variety of interpretive activities, camp out or stay in an historic hotel, or even cross-country ski during the eight-month-long winters in the high Cascades. The park is always open, but many of the roads and facilities are closed during the winter.
Address: Crater Lake, OR 97604
Mt. Bachelor is one of the Pacific Northwest's largest ski areas.
Only 20 minutes form Bend and Sunriver, Mt. Bachelor, a 9,065-foot volcanic cone, offers world-class skiing and snowboarding from November through May. Famous for its deep, dry powder, the mountain annually plays host to Olympic hopefuls and international competitions, as well as families looking for winter fun. With 3,683 acres of terrain served by a network of ten lifts, seven of which are high-speed quads, there's room for every interest and ability. In addition to the world-renowned downhill skiing and snowboarding; snowshoeing tours, sled dog rides and Nordic skiing are all offered on site.
Address: 13000 SW Century Drive, Bend, OR 97702
Phone: (800) 829-2442