This weekend, hit the drive in, head to the coast to meet the sea life, or get a little hands-on education. Curious where the most fun for your family can be found? Read on to find out more about Portland’s best Weekend family events and activities.

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Oregon Coast Aquarium

Oregon Coast Aquarium is open and offering timed ticketed entry. Your kids will marvel at the sealife exhibits including the Giant Pacific Octopus, Harbor Seals,  and otters. Event Details.

Saturday Pearson Field Education Center

Open by reservation each Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Pearson Field Education Center is the ideal location for youth of all ages to experience STEM education through aviation. We feature a flight simulator lab, vertical wind table, glider building, historic airplanes and collections on display, and various educational programs. Event Details.

Pop up Drive in Movie Night

Bring your family and join friends in the parking lot of Sunnyside Little Chapel of Chimes in Happy Valley, Oregon to watch Disney’s Lilo & Stitch on a 36′ screen! You’ll be supplied with a movie snack pack plus you can pre-order additional food for delivery to your car. Event Details.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Wander through fields of tulips, check out the farm animals and let you little ones enjoy the kids play area. This annual event is back and you don’t want to miss it. It’s the perfect Spring experience. Event Details.

Oregon Zoo Open Daily

Meet all of the animals and check out the fascinating exhibits with your little animal lovers. The Oregon Zoo is open daily for your family’s enjoyment. Event Details.

Check Out Fort Vancouver

At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the history of the Pacific Northwest is told at four unique sites, through four unique stories. Plan on spending at least a few hours in the park, exploring the reconstructed British fur trade fort, historic buildings from the US Army’s Vancouver Barracks, the history of aviation at Pearson Air Museum, and walking trails. Learn more about visiting this national park here! Event Details.

Skate at Oaks Amusement Park

This famous roller rink is now offering limited Open Skate Sessions 7 days a week! Admission includes conventional skate rental. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. No on-site ticketing available. Everyone entering the building must have an admission ticket including non-skaters, chaperoning parents, etc. Event Details.

Visit OMSI

Portland’s favorite science museum is open! Experience their latest exhibit Dinosaurs Revealed, the Natural Science Hall, Empirical Theater, USS Blueback Submarine, and the Kendall Planetarium. Event Details.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

This family favorite garden is open. Grab your masks and get ready because their wildlife creatures are still out making appearances throughout the day. Eagles are continuing to work on building their new nest. A few of the rhododendrons are blooming, so be on the lookout for them. Please come to enjoy this beautiful, quiet, and peaceful garden once more. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti