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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.

A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village
  • A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village
    A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village is a different kind of children's museum, one where exploration, experimentation, and learning work hand in hand. Kids and adults alike will enjoy interactive exhibits at a place where playing is essential to learning. We encourage you to visit, explore, and enjoy a day in Riverfront Park at a truly unique museum in Salem, Oregon.

Belknap Springs
  • Belknap Springs
    Belknap Hot Springs located on the Mckenzie River is one of Central Oregons hidden jewels.

    Open 365 Days of the year with our two mineral hot spring pools and many acres of Gardens including the extravagant Secret Garden,Belknap offers a relaxing experience not soon forgotton!

Bonneville Lock and Dam
  • Bonneville Lock and Dam
    Bonneville Lock and Dam connects Washington and Oregon and is a National Historic Landmark.

    There are two visitors centers. The one accessed from exit 40 on Interstate 84 highlights history of the dam and the fish ladder. The one accessed from Washington State Route 14 concentrates on electricity generation, with a trip down into a giant turbine. The Oregon side also includes a fish hatchery with views of salmon and sturgeon.

Bounce Gymnastics
  • Bounce Gymnastics
    Naja Rossoff has over 24 years experience teaching gymnastics from preschool ages thru competitive team levels.

    Naja and her fantastic staff will ensure that every child has a fun, safe and positive experience in every class!

Cascades Raptor Center
  • Cascades Raptor Center
    Cascades Raptor Center is a 501c3 non-profit Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital for birds of prey in Eugene, Oregon. Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, CRC fosters a connection between people and birds of prey. Our goal is to help the human part of the natural community learn to value, understand, and honor the role of wildlife in preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.

Emerald Art Center
  • Emerald Art Center
    The Emerald Empire Art Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Fine Art in the community. The goals of this association: To provide an environment for interaction among artists and the development of creative ideas. To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit their work. To offer a variety of programs and events that teach and display art. To enrich the community through innovative outreach and in-house programs

Enchanted Forest
  • Enchanted Forest
    Come visit a world of fantasy in this beautiful, lush forest of enchantment just under one hour north of Eugene-Springfield right off I-5. Gift shops, food, picnicking and more. Fun especially for kids under 8 years of age!

Eugene Emeralds Baseball
  • Eugene Emeralds Baseball
    Take them out to the ballgame! It's hard to imagine a more quintessential American summer evening activity than taking the kids to a baseball game. Tickets are inexpensive, the view is up close, and the fun is priceless!

Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, Washington
  • Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, Washington
    NOW OPEN! - Family-friendly Great Wolf Lodge features an eight-story, northwoods-themed resort with one of the largest indoor waterparks in America.

    Make a splash in your scrapbook with a family vacation conveniently located in Centralia, Washington between Seattle and Portland.

Heceta Head Lighthouse
  • Heceta Head Lighthouse
    Just a little over an hour from Eugene-Springfield, thirteen miles north of Florence along Lane County's beautiful and 100 percent public access coastline, the Heceta Head Lighthouse is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.

    Make a day trip of visiting Florence's Old Town, stopping by the lighthouse and the adjacent Devil's Elbow State Park, and Sea Lion Caves. Make it a weekend by going a little further north to visit the Yachats area and Cape Perpetua!

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