Calendar of Events

Buck Brush Bramble Golf Tournament
Tuesday, August 19, shotgun start 9AM
The Dalles Country Club
A fundraiser for Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, at The Dalles Country Club 4550 Hwy 30W

Tee it up, tap it in, and help the Discovery Center preserve the heritage of the Columbia Gorge

Golf Tournament Format: 4 person best-ball bramble (unless you are lucky to be a part of the drink sponsor), a maximum 30 handicap will be applied to each individual player. Teams receive use of power cart, on-course lunch & snacks, two complimentary beverages per player, team table at 19th Hole happy hour/awards.

Prizes, On-Course Challenges & Help, and Before Shotgun Start events.

Download the Buck Brush Bramble brochure.

Download the registration and payment form.
Blue Star Museum Program
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
Saturday, May 24 through Monday, September 1, 2014
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is proud to participate in the 2014 Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 26, through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members. A family member of active duty military may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. The military ID holder can either be an active duty service member or other dependent family members with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. Participating museums are in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa and include children's museums, fine art museums, history and science museums, and nature centers. Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, dedicated to supporting, connecting and empowering military families. To find out which museums are participating, visit Museums that wish to participate in Blue Star Museums may contact, or call Wendy Clark at 202-682-5451.
Author Booksigning, "Memeloose" by E.F. Winters
Monday, July 28
9am to 11am
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents an author booksigning, Monday, July 28, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. Author E.F. Winters will be signing copies of her book, "Memeloose: The Island of the Dead" at the Discovery Center's Columbia River Trading Company museum store, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.

The book is based on a true story from the 1840s of a Native American boy taken from home near Mt. Shasta and sold into slavery on the Columbia. Historic characters including Dr. John McLoughlin, Reverend Henry Perkins and Chief Kamiakin enrich this tale of a boy's coming-of-age adventures while his faithful dog travels the Pacific Northwest searching for him. One reader said, "It is a boy and dog story unlike any other."

Meet the author in person. There is no charge for this event.
O.W.L. Summer Camp
August 11-15, 2014
8:30am - 12:30pm
For kids that have just finished Grades 1-3.
Cost: Non-members $70/child, Members $60/child

Join the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute as they present the O.W.L. (Outdoor Wilderness Learners) day camp August 11th-15th from 8:30am-12:30pm at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. Designed for children that have just finished 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade, Gorge Explorers is sure to be a highlight of the summer for any young camper. Students will be discovering the unique natural region in which we live through innovative, hands-on, and experiential activities. Utilizing the breathtaking 54-acre landscape and the architectural award winning facility as our classrooms students will foster a connection with the natural world through daily themes such as water, plants, and geology. By the end of the week Gorge Explorers will provide the young minds with an excellent platform for greater academic achievement in the coming school year and a deepened sense of wonder and appreciation for the Gorge. The fee is $60/child for members and $70/child for non-members. The fee includes a daily snack, a t-shirt and book. To enroll or if you have questions please visit or call 541-387-2274.