9:30am to 5pm daily
1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR


Spring Break Family Programs

March 27-31, 2017

Weather Lab
Ford Room
20 minutes at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Recommended for ages 7 and up

The Pacific Northwest is famous for its unpredicatable weather and wild winter storms. In this Learning Lab, visitors will participate in experiments demonstrating how humidity, air pressure and temperature all influence our weather.

NOAA Weather Wall
Science of Storms Gallery
15 minutes

Recommended for ages 7 and up

Educator-led demonstrations on the museum's new interactive NOAA weather wall. Explore animated images such as atmospheric storms, climate change and ocean temperature. We will explain sometimes complex environmental processes in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and captivating.

Pop-up Activities
Galleries and Great Hall
5-20 minutes

Recommended for ages 2 and up

Docent-led activities will pop-up throughout the week in the museum galleries. Activities will include a lighthouse art project, hypothermia experiments, rope making, lighthouse experiments, and oil spill cleanup experiments. Hands-on displays of fur trade items, whale bones and survival equipment will pop up throughout the week.