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WhirLocal Salem

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222 Commercial St NE PMB 2303
Salem, Oregon 97301

Creating a spring break itinerary filled with excitement (and maybe some learning opportunities) in Salem, Oregon, can turn the dreaded “I’m bored!” into “That was awesome!” Here are a few ways to keep your kids entertained with a mix of outdoor adventures, educational experiences, and just plain fun.

Northern Lights Theatre Pub is Showing Extra Matinees

Start your spring break with a movie at the Northern Lights Theatre Pub! They’re showing extra matinees during spring break that are perfect for a family outing. Check their website for current movies and showtimes. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy some entertainment with kids of various ages.

Enchanted Forest Opens for Spring Break

Enchanted Forest, a unique family-owned theme park filled with storybook charm, is open weekdays during spring break. It’s an ideal fairytale destination for sparking the imagination of visitors both young and old. Visit their schedule page for more details!

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Tulip Fest Begins

Celebrate the arrival of spring at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, where the 2024 Tulip Fest has begun! Wander through fields of vibrant tulips, perfect for those spring family photos. Visit their website for event details and activities.

Enjoy Spring Break Days at Willamette Heritage Center

Explore the rich history of Salem with your kids at the Willamette Heritage Center. They’re hosting special spring break activities that are both educational and fun for the entire family. View more details on their website.

Cruise Through Spring Break at the Kroc Center

The Salem Kroc Center is hosting special events throughout spring break. Most events are free for members and day passes are available for nonmembers. From swimming to rock wall climbing to arts and crafts, there’s something for every family. Check their spring break schedule here to plan your visit.

Salem’s Parks and Nature Trails are Bursting with Signs of Spring

Get your family outdoors and embrace the beauty of spring with a nature walk in one of Salem’s parks! The city offers a variety of nature trails and parks perfect for a family stroll. Make it an easy scavenger hunt by having the kids look for things like ferns, mushrooms, or certain birds. Learn more about of the best spots for a Salem nature walk here.

Enjoy Fun Activities for the Family at Gilbert House Children’s Museum

The Gilbert House Children’s Museum is a Salem staple for hands-on learning experiences that are both enjoyable and educational. Visit during spring break to get in on the fun!

Salem Public Library Invites You to Learn

Don’t forget about the Salem Public Library during spring break! The library can be a great free place to spend a quiet afternoon reading, playing, or participating in events they might be hosting, like Preschool Storytime.

Bounce Off the Walls (Literally) at Local Activity Centers

If your kids need to burn off some extra energy, consider visiting a local activity center like Get Air Salem, The Rock Boxx, or Athletic Edge Adventure Park! Bounce, climb, or navigate obstacle courses and build confidence, enhance coordination, and encourage a love of staying active.

Stamp Your “Spring Break Passport to Fun” with the Oregon State Capitol

Need more adventures? The Oregon State Capitol’s “Spring Break Passport to Fun” is an exciting initiative that partners five downtown locations to offer families engaging activities, some free or at a discount, during spring break. For more details and to download the passport, you can visit their website.

During this year’s spring break, Salem, Oregon is brimming with great activities to keep your kids entertained—and perhaps even spark a new interest or hobby! Whether it’s exploring the outdoors, learning something new at a museum, or just enjoying a movie together, there’s something in Salem for every family to enjoy. What’s on your spring break itinerary?

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