Family-Friendly Activities

Washington County Libraries
A father and son enjoy reading in the library.

Public libraries provide many resources for families. They offer access to books, games, movies, storytime, summer reading programs, computers, meeting spaces and more! 

  • Calendar of upcoming library events
  • Cultural Pass to Adventure is available for checkout. The pass gives families free entry to some local attractions for one day. This is a great way to explore and learn with the entire family. Make reservations online.
Visitor Information

Tualatin Valley Oregon lists local attractions such as museums, farmer markets, berry farms and camping.

Travel Portland with kids includes links to fun family adventures such as the Oregon Zoo and Oaks Amusement Park.

Youth Programs
Many groups in Washington County serve youth. This helps parents in many ways. For example, scouting promotes helping at home and serving the community. It also offers new friendships and fun adventures. Financial help is often available to assist with dues. Contact the group of interest.

A coach addresses his team as they kneel on the grass. Sports teams offer youth a chance to practice decision making and teamwork, all while getting stronger and having fun! Google your favorite type of sport to see what is available near your city. Below are a few examples to get you started:

A teenager works on a robot.Several programs support learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach (ORTOP) is a science-based program using Lego parts (for the younger groups) and robotics. There are four different programs for children in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Airway Science for Kids provides youth a unique chance to learn about STEM through the exciting world of flight. It meets at the Hillsboro Airport and serves students 14 and older. They build and fly an aircraft from a kit.

Centro Cultural in Cornelius provides after-school and summer programs for low-income Latino youth.  Their STEAM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) partners with Intel.