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Are you looking for fun things to do with your kids? Being a kid in Oregon is a great thing! We get to know a lot of kids as experienced pediatricians in Eugene, Oregon, and we’re always on the look-out for GREAT things to do, and all within a half-day drive! Check out our growing list of ideas, and get going!

Some of these activities are in Eugene-Springfield, and some are in the greater Oregon area.

Oregon Coast Aquarium
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Just under two hours' drive from Eugene-Springfield, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a gem located on the Oregon Coast in Newport. Visit the giant Pacific octopus, the walk-through shark exhibit, the sea otters, and much more, including a fantastic touch pool for the kids! And there's lots more to see and do while in Newport, so make a day, or even a weekend, of it!

Oregon Garden
  • Oregon Garden
    Enjoy one of Oregon's most popular destinations, where thousands of plants are displayed in more than 20 specialty gardens. Explore amazing water features, the Conifer garden, garden art, wetlands, the Rediscovery Forest, a playful garden just for kids, the 400-year-old Signature Oak and the Gordon House, the only house in Oregon designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Discover how easy it is to relax and be dazzled at The Oregon Garden, located on 80 acres in Historic Silverton.

Oregon Horse Center
  • Oregon Horse Center
    The Oregon Horse Center, one of the finest Horse Show and Boarding facilities in the Pacific Northwest, is located on 45 acres in the beautiful Willamette Valley. The Oregon Horse Center provides more than 185,000 square feet of interconnected covered space for equestrian activities, boarding and much more!

    Almost every weekend of the year, horse shows are ongoing at the center, most of which are FREE to the public. Check out the website for an upcoming show of interest to your kids and family!

Oregon Museum of Natural & Cultural History
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
    Visit historic Ashland, just 2 hours and 45 minutes south of Eugene-Springfield, a fun and kid-friendly town! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at beautiful Lithia Park. And spend a night so that you and your kids can take in a Shakespearean performance at Ashland's Elizabethean theater, an experience they'll never forget!

Oregon State Parks
  • Oregon State Parks
    Stay in a yurt! Go horseback riding! Stay near the beach! Go camping and hiking! We should never forget the wealth of outdoor experiences we have in Oregon, and the Oregon State Parks system is one of the best ways to enjoy that wealth.

Oregon Zoo (Portland)
  • Oregon Zoo (Portland)
    A great place for kids to see a wide variety of animals up close. Check out the website for the latest goings on, and consider driving two hours North to Portland to spend the day!

Portland Art Museum
  • Portland Art Museum
    Sitting in downtown Portland, surrounded by theaters, museums and wonderful 12-block park, the Portland Art Museum is the center of discovery. From exhibits featuring Egypt to a sculpture from Pablo Picasso, from modern to Pacific Rim, there is something that will catch your eye and imagination.

    The museum, the seventh oldest in the United States and oldest on the West Coast, spans two buildings, numerous eras and is in the cultural center of the Rose City.

Rainbow Park & Playground
  • Rainbow Park & Playground
    Rainbow Park & Playground is a family owned business that has indoor showrooms in Tigard and Eugene Oregon. Call to find out more about their open play times, or to find out about having them host your child's next birthday party!

Regional Sports Center in Springfield
  • Regional Sports Center in Springfield
    Where else can you find a fitness room, indoor dodgeball and kickball leagues, rock climbing, basketball, volleyball, batting cages, bowling and more? Almost every kid can find something here to get them and keep them active!

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