By Eugene Magazine

In 2020, we sent out a survey asking for Lane County residents to nominate their top picks in 12 different categories. We wanted to showcase local businesses, who have felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and who could use a little extra love right now. We asked survey takers to write in a first and second place pick, which we scored accordingly. As a result, we bring you Lane County’s Top Picks for Places to Take the Kids!

Please follow up with the individual businesses about changes in hours or services.

Adventure Children’s Museum

Fully community-built, with exhibits made from recycled, upcycled, and reused materials, the Adventure! Children’s Museum seeks to foster curiosity and creativity through interactive, educational, and fun exhibits. A large pirate ship sits in the middle of the museum, built by Urban Lumber Company in Springfield. They also have exhibits that let kids experience different countries, building a house, and more, all with hands-on learning.

Adventure Children’s Museum | 490 Valley River Center | 541/653-9629 |

Alton Baker Park

Alton Baker Park is Eugene’s largest developed park, boasting all the best amenities a park can offer. Test your aim at the disc golf course, let you dog run free at the off-leash area, catch a show at the Cuthbert, or just stroll along the river or through the Whilamut Natural Area.

Alton Baker Park | 200 Day Island Rd. |

Eugene Science Center

The Eugene Science Center offers near infinite opportunities for your kids (and you!) to learn and explore the science behind astronomy, mechanics, biology, water sciences, nanotechnology, and more. Check out the recently updated planetarium for live stargazing programs and full-dome shows. They also offer summer camps to keep your kiddos learning.

Eugene Science Center | 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy. | 541/682-7888 |


Top Place to Take the Kids Honorable Mentions

Defy Eugene |85 Division Ave. | 541/246-9989 |

Amazon Park | 22 Amazon Pkwy. | 541/682-4800 |

Bounce Gymnastics | 329 W 3rd Ave. | 541/343-4222 |

Get Air Trampoline Park | 4211 W 11th Ave. | 541/827-1016 |

Cascades Raptor Center | 32275 Fox Hollow Rd. | 541/485-1320 |


Check out our other Top Picks:

Top Breakfast Restaurants

Top Lunch Restaurants

Top Place for Coffee or a Snack

Top Dinner Restaurants

Top Wineries

Top Breweries

Top Local Artists

Top Places to be Active

Top Places to Shop

Top Galleries

Top Entertainment Venues

Top Place to Take the Kids