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Exterior of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

Visit Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum

If you are planning a trip through the Columbia River Gorge, we hope you stop for a visit. Our museum is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.


5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles Oregon 97058
Admissions/Information: 541-296-8600 x 201
Take Interstate 84 (I-84), exit 82 and follow the signs. Approximately 1-1/2 miles west of the freeway interchange, along the Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway 30.


Open daily 9 am to 5 pm.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.


The live raptor presentations are included with museum admission. If you are planning your travel around seeing the raptors, we suggest you give us a call in advance. During the summer the live Raptor presentations are scheduled for 11 am, Tuesday through Sunday. The schedule may change to accommodate group tours, or due to extreme weather conditions. By calling 541-296-8600 x 201 in advance you can verify the schedule for that day.


General Admission – $12
Seniors (62+) – $10
Children (6 to 16) – $7
Children 5 and under – FREE
CGDC Museum Members – FREE

Group Tours

Group tours of 10 or more that are scheduled in advance receive a discount on admissions. For more information, visit our Planning A Tour page.


The Columbia River Trading Co. museum store is open during regular museum hours, 9 am to 5 pm daily. You never have to pay museum admission to shop in the museum store.


The Basalt Rock Café is available by advance reservation for groups of 10 or more. Call 541-296-8600 ext. 202 or email to inquire about availability.


To help you plan how you want to spend your time, we have provided a downloadable map of our facility to give you an opportunity to preview the museum’s layout. As you can see, there is a lot to experience, so be sure to allow yourself enough time. We are here to help you make the most of your visit so please do not hesitate to ask our Visitor Services staff if you have any questions while exploring.


Download a Map of our building facility.


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