Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum is home to numerous exhibits to help introduce visitors to the geology, flora, fauna, history, and economic development of the Columbia River Gorge.

Located at the eastern gateway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, we help inspire visitors to think about how balance among many competing interests is helping preserve the region for future generations.

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area stretches 85 miles on both sides of one of the largest waterways in North America. Protected by the National Scenic Act in 1986, the region is home to an incredible combination of spectacular landscapes, rare plants, wildlife, recreational opportunities, farmland, ancient Indian rock art, and the other cultural and historic sites. It is recognized around the world as an ideal destination for exploring the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Pacific Northwest.


$9.00 General

$7.00 Seniors

$6.50 Scheduled Groups of 10+

$5.00 Ages 6-16

FREE Ages 5 & under

FREE for members

Ask for details about special days when all kids can receive free museum admission, such as during Oregon and Washington Spring Break. At times we offer craft activities the Kids Explorer room, a fun scavenger hunt, and more.

We hope you enjoy exploring our website to learn more and we look forward to your visit!

The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, phone (541) 296-8600 ext. 201.

Address: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon.

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6 years ago

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