Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Hours: Monday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $9.50, Seniors and College Students – $7.75, Children – $6.75
This traditional 5.5-acre Japanese garden is located in Washington Park. Portland Japanese Garden portrays a sense of peace, harmony and tranquility. Visitors are encouraged to experience the feeling of being a part of nature. The Japanese garden is a living reflection of the long history and traditional culture of Japan. Stone, water and plants are the three essential elements used to create a Japanese garden. There are five major gardens that make up this Japanese garden facility, each different in its own way. The raked white sand in the Flat Garden represents water while the Strolling Pond Garden contains a rock path arranged as the Big Dipper constellation. The Natural Garden has multiple ponds, waterfalls and streams. The Sand and Stone Garden contains weathered stones in rippled sand. The Tea Garden is devoted to enhancing the tea ceremony. The whole family will enjoy this unique nature experience.
Address: 1945 SE Water Ave. Portland, OR 97214-3354
Hours: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $13.00, Seniors – $9.50, Children – $9.50
Build your brainpower with over 200 interactive exhibits at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The museum contains three auditoriums, including a large-screen theater, planetarium, and hands-on exhibition halls. Earth Hall, located on the second floor, focuses on geology and tectonics, weather and climate, as well as energy and the environment. Life Hall invites visitors to explore the nature of human development and the structure of the human body. Experiment with technology and physical science in the Turbine Hall where visitors can build an aqueduct, program a robot and feel an earthquake. The Science Labs provide hands-on fun for children and adults eager to investigate chemistry, technology, physics and more. For scientists 6 years and under, the Science Playground is a colorful place for kids to play, explore and engage in science.