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Official Interpretive Center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area


See our Current Exhibitions & Events:

Featured Exhibition!

GORGEous Art Quilts

Featuring 39 Gorge-themed art quilts hand-stitched by fifteen local artists, this exhibition unveils the most recent work from members of Beyond the Block: Art Quilters of the Gorge.

With fabric and thread, the artists tell stories and convey their impressions of the Gorge in all its wildness, beauty and majesty. From haunting spirits of native memories and charred remains of wildfires, to spectacular vista and breathtaking sunsets in a landscape teeming with wildflowers and wildlife, this collection delivers a captivating experience of this place. 

This Exhibition can be seen in the Kuck Wing of the Museum, April 5 – June 16, 2024. Included with admission.


Raptor Programs:

Our live raptor presentations are on pause until May. Our raptors also need a Spring Break while we tend their natural needs and behaviors that arise this season.

Join us on Saturdays and Sundays for fun new bird learning activities included with admission: Guided Springtime at the Pond bird spotting walk and the Raptor “Touch Table” in our Explorer Room to explore skeleton replicas, feathers, and other items you can touch with our Raptor Educators.

Guided Walks at 11 am and 2 pm

Touch Table 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


Saturday Spinners:

Members of the Northwest Weavers Guild and Northwest Regional Spinners Association will be here every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm demonstrating traditional weaving and spinning in the River Gallery. Join them to give it a try and discuss the past and current role of sheep ranching, wool production, and fiber arts in the region.


Riverfront Trail:

Our scenic and historic Riverfront Trail is always open dawn to dusk and we encourage you to enjoy the trails.
Please continue to clean up after your pets.


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