The last days of winter aren’t too far away, but while the cold weather lasts, there’s still plenty for Portland families to do. Take in the sunsets, enjoy a good local read or catch a streaming event. Read on to find out what you can do to keep things fun for your family this weekend.

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Catch the Sunsets

Get out of the house at the end of the day and catch the sunset at one of these breathtaking locations.

Enjoy Dinner Out

Grab a bite at one of these awesome dinner spots. They aren’t only family-friendly. They have heated outdoor patios where you can keep warm while enjoying your bites!

Enjoy a Good Read

Get cozy with a book from this local Black Owned Business. You’ll not only enjoy story time, you’ll get much needed help with challenging but important discussions you need to have with your kids.

MSI Submarine Virtual Deep-Dive

Experience the U-505 submarine like never before. . . from your living room. Scope out this chance to experience the sub and the story of its thrilling capture via a 45-minute live tour. From the cramped quarters to the feel of batter, it’s an interactive walk through a piece of history you’ll never forget. Event Details.

Astronomy Days

North Carolina’s Museum of Natural Sciences helps families see the big picture…of the Universe! Highlights include updates on the various Mars rovers, a zoomed in look at the Moon, inside info on upcoming missions and discussions about the search for intelligent life.

Whalefest Monterey Comes to You

Whalefest Monterey 2021 is a free virtual video event held over four evenings, Jan.26-29. In place of the traditional scientific Symposium, exhibits, entertainment and activities around Fisherman’s Wharf; each night’s program features a variety of fascinating talks and cutting-edge presentations by world-renowned scientists; videos from local marine, environment and sustainability-oriented non-profits sharing their goals, research and activities; history walks, arts and crafts demonstrations, an eclectic array of mostly original music performances, and more for all ages. Event Details.

Family Art Project

For World Wetlands Day, take some time to investigate what makes up wetlands. Collect found, upcycled and natural objects around you to play with textures in paint using experimental mark-making. Event Details.

Go Skiing at the Meadows

Meadows has introduced the sports of skiing and snowboarding to more Oregonians than any other ski resort. With a separate “fun zone” supported by on-the-snow conveyors, beginners learn technique and how to have fun fast. Meadows has the only enclosed on the snow conveyor “The Ballroom Carpet” in the Northwest! Affordable Learn to Ski and Snowboard Packages are available, and the PSIA-certified Adult Snow Sports and Children’s Learning Centers offer private and group lessons daily. There’s also a certified Day Care center for ages 6 weeks to 11 years. Event Details.

Ma Yoga for Anyone

This class is for anyone (men, grandmas, kids, welcome!) who wants to align with your greatest possibilities in body, mind, and heart. You will work your muscles, relieve aches and pains, and feel more energized, calm, and uplifted. If you’re pregnant, you’ll get some adjustments, but it’s important to combine this class with prenatal so you know how to make space for baby. Bring your aches and pains! No worries about noise or little ones distracting – you’re on mute during class. Find an hour to yourself, and connect to your own power and wisdom. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti