Planning Your Visit to The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center



Planning Your Day at the Center
Plan a minimum of two hours to fully explore the exhibits, though it is easy to spend a full day. Live raptor programs are presented weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at 11:00 and 2:00. Films playing in the theater run continuously – check the program schedule when you arrive to plan which films you will see. The Basalt Rock Café is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 to 3:00, offering deli sandwiches, soup, salad, hot coffee and cold drinks. Miles of paved river front trails are handicap accessible and suitable for strolling, biking, or dog walking.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center Entrance to Exhibits

Hours of Operation:   9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week

Basalt Rock Cafe: Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cafe Winter Hours - November 15 - March 15: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Museum & Cafe closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Jogging Trails at the Discovery Center

Joggin Trails at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

facility amenities

handicap accessible

handicap accessible

  Scenic Overlook Wildlife Viewing

scenic site

  bike / foot paths

bike route / foot path

oversized vehicle parking

oversized vehicle parking

  Basalt Rock Cafe Restaurant

restaurant / cafe

  wifi access

free wifi enabled

Columbia River Trading Company Gift Shop

gift shop

  Coffee Shop

coffee shop

  event meeting facilities

event facility rental

Family Children Activities

children's activities

  audio visual equipped for meetings

audio / visual equipped

  picnic grounds

picnic grounds

admission   •  maps & directions  •  schools & large groups