Three Family Friendly Day Trips in Eugene

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Family day trips are the perfect way to blend fun and education. Eugene is known for its unique community and natural areas. Use these activities as a chance to get exercise as well as educate your young ones about the Eugene community and its natural resources.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum

One of the staples of the scenic outdoor spots here in Eugene, Mount Pisgah never fails to please. It’s perfect day trip for a family looking to be rejuvenated by nature. The arboretum is a great way to introduce young children to the important role that nature plays in our world.

The pleasant outdoor space has plenty of space for kids to roam and explore, as well as quiet nature paths to stroll. You can enjoy this beautiful area in a variety of ways. Attend a nature-themed art class, volunteer to help tend to the gardens, or stroll though wildflowers beside the river.

Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome

Any opportunities to get kids thinking about science should not be missed. It’s even better if it can be fun and playful. Activities like interactive exhibits and presentations by local experts can be fun ways to help children socialize with other young learners.

The museum has several rotating features as well as ongoing exhibits like the Recyclotron, Tot Spot, and the Shadow Freeze that will provide you with a unique opportunity to show your children that learning and experimenting with science can be fun and interactive. Satisfy the stargazer in your family by attending a show at the Exploration Dome.

Go for a Swim at Echo Hollow Pool, Splash (toddler pool), and Tamarack Pool (warm)

There are few better exercises than swimming.  A family swim session has something for everyone and is hours of fun for very little cost. Swimming is great exercise and teaches children that exercise is fun and engaging.

The Echo Hollow Pool is open year-round and offers single use entry as well as longer memberships. The indoor and outdoor pool can be used for recreational swimming, laps, or lessons. Contact the pools lo learn more about learn-to-swim programs for a variety of ages with certified instructors. Or, just use the pool for a way to splash and swim for fun!

It’s the perfect time of year for getting outside with the family and enjoying the sunshine. Visit these local areas, get some fun exercise, and show your children all of the wonderful aspects of Eugene. Just get out and enjoy the air!