Eugene is an excellent place for kids — from birds of prey and golf adventures to outdoor adventures and opportunities to create, there are tons of fun things for kids to do in Eugene. Stop the boredom blues with one or more of these great ideas to keep the kiddos occupied.

things for kids to do in Eugene
Learning about animals is always a hit with kids of all ages. Photo credit: Andrea Culletto

Cascades Raptor Center

32275 Fox Hollow Rd., Eugene

As a non-profit nature center and wildlife hospital, Cascades Raptor Center offers the public the chance to view one of the region’s most extensive collections of native species of raptors, including hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and more. With engaging 30-minute programs, learn about these amazing birds from trainers and then embark on a self-guided tour of the wooded property with 40 resident birds in large outdoor aviaries.

Eugene Science Center

2300 Leo Harris Pkwy., Eugene

For kids up to age 14, the Eugene Science Center offers a variety of exhibits with topics on science, including astronomy, mechanics, optics, water quality and nanotechnology. Find fantastic shows, presentations, programs, camps and special events perfect for your budding scientist. Also, don’t miss the planetarium for an out-of-this-world experience!

Things for kids to do in Eugene
Trampoline parks are a wonderful way to have fun while getting in some exercise. Photo credit: Sarah Ripley

Get Air

4211 W 11th Ave., Eugene

Got kids who need to get some energy out? Get Air is a great place to be active and have a blast simultaneously. There is something for everyone with trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball, slamball, fidget ladders, kiddie court, and massage chairs.

Camp Putt Adventure Golf Course

4006 Franklin Blvd., Eugene

With two 18-hole miniature golf courses, Camp Putt Adventure Golf Course is fun for all ages. It’s a wonderful place to host a kid’s birthday party with a pavilion perfect for any occasion.

things for kids to do in Eugene
There are tons of fun places for kids to enjoy in Eugene. Photo credit: Krysta Carper

Level Up Arcade

1290 Oak St., Eugene

Join the fun at Level Up Arcade. The entire family will have a blast playing arcade games, pinball, group party games, drivers, shooters, golf and more. With a full menu of snacks and drinks, it’s an excellent place to have fun and fill the family’s bellies.

Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System

Get outside and get riding on the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System. Connecting Eugene to Springfield, these paths follow the river with plenty of open spaces and parks to stop and play. Find fun in nature at any of the routes or just sit back and enjoy the view while you rest from the ride.

things for kids to do in Eugene
The library offers fun learning opportunities for kids. Photo credit: Robin Montgomery

Visit Eugene Public Library

For fun while learning, check out Eugene Public Library for in-person storytimes, both indoors and outside, all around town. Perfect for the younger kiddos, enjoy stories, songs, and more while engaging in fun learning.

Amazon Community Center

2700 Hilyard St., Eugene

For dynamic activities for kids (and adults), check out the Amazon Community Center. Get fit, take a trip out of town, participate in art and pottery classes, and enjoy outdoor concerts, camps and more at this fun recreation center.

Hiking Mt. Pisgah

With over 200 acres, Mount Pisgah Arboretum is an excellent place to explore the region’s ecology. Find seven miles of trails with interactive exhibits. Additionally, they host monthly walks featuring birds, plants, wildflowers, reptiles, amphibians and more. All age groups will love the engaging nature education programs.

things for kids to do in Eugene
Glassblowing is a fun activity for older kids! Photo credit: Krysta Carper

Studio West Glassblowing Studio and Gallery

84880 Laughlin Rd., Eugene

Kids love to get creative, and there’s a place in Eugene where they can learn a new skill and create beautiful art. Learn to blow glass at Studio West Glassblowing Studio and Gallery. This exciting and engaging experience is terrific for ages six and over, groups and families. People with disabilities are also accommodated in this inclusive venue.

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