Check our Kids Calendar for in-person and virtual family events. We are proud to offer this popular community resource for things to do with kids in Portland.

Always be sure to confirm information with the organizer as there may be changes.

If you’d like to submit an event, click here, or read more about the types of activities we include on the calendar.

Halloween Window of Wonders!

Just because Halloween will require social distancing this year doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate! Get in the mood with the new Halloween window display, completely viewed from the sidewalk! The centerpiece of this tableau is a haunted dollhouse, made by Bunny with a Toolbelt proprietress’ parents when she was a kid! Now it’s filled with …

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Free

Family Favorites Workshop: Scribe

Virtual

Go behind the scenes of Beaverton Civic Theatre’s family favorite productions in 1-hour interactive Zoom workshops and learn about arts and science! Find your writing inspiration by going behind the scenes of Beaverton Civic Theatre’s productions and see the props, costumes and set pieces that brought these stories to life! Clue: the Musical will help …

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$5

Oregon Zoo Live

Go behind the scenes to meet animals and connect with our animal care staff. Tune in for new videos every week on our Facebook page or watch on YouTube. After each live video, come here for at-home ideas to learn more about these animals and how to help them. The activities, developed by our award-winning education team, are …

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free

Visual Scavenger Hunt

Gilbert House Children's Museum 116 Marion St NE, Salem

Visual Scavenger Hunt Throughout the month of October Visit Salem Riverfront Park and take a stroll along the North and West sides of Gilbert House Children's Museum and see if you can spot the characters hidden in our windows. Once you have found them all, bring your completed checklist to the Parrish House (the green …

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Milwaukie Ledding Library Grab & Go Crafts

Pick up a free grab & go storytime craft bag and then join our virtual storytime from home. Watch new videos each week on the library’s Facebook(link is external) page or YouTube channel(link is external). Bags available outside the front door while supplies last. Craft for ages 5 & under. https://www.milwaukieoregon.gov/library/storytime-and-grab-go-craft

Free

Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries Storytime at Home

Storytime at Home Monday–Friday | 10:30 am | Facebook and Youtube Facebook: facebook.com/CedarMillLibraries Recorded videos also on YouTube: youtube.com/user/CedarMillLibrary/ Instagram: instagram.com/cedarmilllibrary/ Baby Time Mondays | October 5, 12, 19, 26 | 10:30 am | Facebook and Youtube Songs, rhymes, and stories for babies and their adults.   Songs and Rhymes for Young Children with Marta or Steve Tuesdays | Oct 6, 20 | …

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Free

Oregon Zoo Live

Go behind the scenes to meet animals and connect with our animal care staff. Tune in for new videos every week on our Facebook page or watch on YouTube. After each live video, come here for at-home ideas to learn more about these animals and how to help them. The activities, developed by our award-winning education team, are …

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free

Visual Scavenger Hunt

Gilbert House Children's Museum 116 Marion St NE, Salem

Visual Scavenger Hunt Throughout the month of October Visit Salem Riverfront Park and take a stroll along the North and West sides of Gilbert House Children's Museum and see if you can spot the characters hidden in our windows. Once you have found them all, bring your completed checklist to the Parrish House (the green …

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Triskelee Farm Tours!

Triskelee Farms 29700 SW Mountain Rd., West Linn

Triskelee Farm is open for private and small group tours available by appointment only. The tours will be outside, and we will be practicing social distancing and sanitizing touch points between groups. Enjoy a guided educational farm tour that takes you to meet our lovely farm animals. We have alpacas, goats, pigs, ostriches, peacocks, ponies …

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PP&R Ladybug Walk at Pier Park (9:30am)

Pier Park N Bruce Ave and N James St., Portland

Ladybug Walk at Pier Park – 9:30am Ladybug Nature Walks are a way for children ages 0-6 (and an adult) to explore a local Portland park. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Nature educators walk with the families in small groups that move slowly through the park. We stop often, allowing children …

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$3 – $9

Music with Mr. Hoo Online

Virtual

Mr. Hoo will play his ukulele, guitar and/or kazoo and sing silly, upbeat, mostly original songs for kids and their grown ups. Every Wednesday.

Free

Family Tour at Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland

Join us for a family friendly tour at Hoyt Arboretum with your Kindergarten through 2nd grader. This tour will focus on the diverse life cycles and adaptations of trees that allow them to survive in environments from all around the world. Come learn in our living tree museum! All walks are 2 hours and led …

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$15

Native Story Hour

Virtual

Come sing, listen, learn and celebrate. Join Karen Kitchen (Osage Nation) for this story hour featuring songs and books from Native cultures. Children, families, elders, aunties and uncles -- everyone is welcome.

Free

Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries Storytime at Home

Storytime at Home Monday–Friday | 10:30 am | Facebook and Youtube Facebook: facebook.com/CedarMillLibraries Recorded videos also on YouTube: youtube.com/user/CedarMillLibrary/ Instagram: instagram.com/cedarmilllibrary/ Baby Time Mondays | October 5, 12, 19, 26 | 10:30 am | Facebook and Youtube Songs, rhymes, and stories for babies and their adults.   Songs and Rhymes for Young Children with Marta or Steve Tuesdays | Oct 6, 20 | …

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Free

PP&R Ladybug Walk at Pier Park (11:00am)

Pier Park N Bruce Ave and N James St., Portland

Ladybug Walk at Pier Park – 11:00am Ladybug Nature Walks are a way for children ages 0-6 (and an adult) to explore a local Portland park. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Nature educators walk with the families in small groups that move slowly through the park. We stop often, allowing …

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$3 – $9

Drawing Club… Bob Ross Style!

Virtual

This kid-friendly club has no barrier to entry. Draw everything. Draw nothing. Whether you are looking to brush up on your drawing skills or just love watching the drawing process, seasoned artist Isaac Fletcher Weiss is ready to share his thoughts on drawing with you while hopefully making you laugh.

Free

Oregon Zoo Live

Go behind the scenes to meet animals and connect with our animal care staff. Tune in for new videos every week on our Facebook page or watch on YouTube. After each live video, come here for at-home ideas to learn more about these animals and how to help them. The activities, developed by our award-winning education team, are …

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free

Visual Scavenger Hunt

Gilbert House Children's Museum 116 Marion St NE, Salem

Visual Scavenger Hunt Throughout the month of October Visit Salem Riverfront Park and take a stroll along the North and West sides of Gilbert House Children's Museum and see if you can spot the characters hidden in our windows. Once you have found them all, bring your completed checklist to the Parrish House (the green …

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Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries Storytime at Home

Storytime at Home Monday–Friday | 10:30 am | Facebook and Youtube Facebook: facebook.com/CedarMillLibraries Recorded videos also on YouTube: youtube.com/user/CedarMillLibrary/ Instagram: instagram.com/cedarmilllibrary/ Baby Time Mondays | October 5, 12, 19, 26 | 10:30 am | Facebook and Youtube Songs, rhymes, and stories for babies and their adults.   Songs and Rhymes for Young Children with Marta or Steve Tuesdays | Oct 6, 20 | …

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Free

Milwaukie Ledding Library- Read to the Dogs

Virtual

Watch your child’s confidence grow as they read their favorite books to a therapy dog through virtual interactive reading sessions.  Join Dove Lewis’ Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams for a 30-minute online session.  Register with Dove Lewis.

Free

Sensory Friendly Boo Bash

Hands On Children's Museum 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia

Join us for a sensory-friendly Boo Bash experience. This is a special event for families of children with autism or other special needs to provide private, less over-stimulating time to experience the museum. The Boo Bash Festival offers Halloween-inspired activities, costumes, and more without the fright! Explore a straw bale maze, press apples into cider, …

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$7.50

Oregon Zoo Live

Go behind the scenes to meet animals and connect with our animal care staff. Tune in for new videos every week on our Facebook page or watch on YouTube. After each live video, come here for at-home ideas to learn more about these animals and how to help them. The activities, developed by our award-winning education team, are …

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free

Visual Scavenger Hunt

Gilbert House Children's Museum 116 Marion St NE, Salem

Visual Scavenger Hunt Throughout the month of October Visit Salem Riverfront Park and take a stroll along the North and West sides of Gilbert House Children's Museum and see if you can spot the characters hidden in our windows. Once you have found them all, bring your completed checklist to the Parrish House (the green …

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