Annotated Lists and Groups
Homeschooling Fieldtrip Fun
To allow homeschooling families the opportunity to get outside on hikes, classes and events with other families.
A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village
Workshops and summer camps. 116 Marion Street, NE, Salem, OR 97301-3437, (503) 371-3631.
The Museum features interactive exhibits that combine history with cutting-edge technology. 112 Garibaldi Ave., Garibaldi, Oregon 97118. (503) 322-8411.
Klamath County Museum system
Includes three properties — the old Klamath Falls Armory Building, the Baldwin Hotel and the Fort Klamath historic site. Among the museums’ most valuable holdings are thousands of historic photographs dating to the late 1800s. If you haven’t been to our Museums lately, come see what you are missing.
Mission Mill Museum
It is the desire of Mission Mill Museum to provide students with the knowledge they need to develop their own sense of heritage by connecting the present to the past, enabling them to make better choices about their future. 1313 Mill St SE Salem, Oregon 97301, (503) 585-7012.
Oregon Historical Society
Learn about the history of the American Northwest. I was once a docent here during hte Bicentannial celebration. Their store is the best place in the state to get accurate historical materials. 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205. (503) 222-1741.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
More than just the plays, the whole town goes “period” so that you feel you’ve stepped back in time. There are now three theatres participating in the festival in Ashland, OR. Educational materials available.
Industry & Technology
Interactive site with recommended factory tours in Oregon. Add your own favorite tour and write a review.
Marine Discovery Tours
We have professional naturalists that guide students through a set of activities with really cool equipment… crab pot demonstrations, bottom trawl nets, microscopes linked into video monitors, navigation station in the wheelhouse, etc. We have several Oregon co-ops that use our service. 345 S.W. Bay Blvd., Newport, Oregon 97365, 800-903-BOAT.
Oregon Coast Aquarium
See enchanting sea horses or join the slumber party with the sharks. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road · Newport, OR 97365 · (541) 867-FISH.
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Science & Technology
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
Investigate, explore, discover, and invent with OMSI Science Classes, for students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. Summer camps. 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, (503) 797-4000
The Science Factory
Lane County’s fascinating children’s science museum featuring state-of-the-art exhibits, the Pacific Northwest’s second largest planetarium, and hands-on activities for the whole family. 2300 Leo Harris Parkway (street address), P.O. Box 1518, Eugene, OR 97440-1518, (541) 682-7888