Cook Memorial Library is bringing free family passes to participating cultural institutions. Library patrons can check out the passes just like a book and gain entrance at no cost. County cards must pay for membership to access this service. Come in today and get your free admission to these fine museums:
Welcome to the Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon! The Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon is a not-for-profit play place, offering a wide range of educational exhibits and activities for children of all ages. Located on Main Street in downtown Pendleton, our hands-on exhibits expose children to a world of imagination while enlightening their minds to real world learning. We further enhance the educational experience with structured programming each month. Our classes, camps and other special events bring the world to your child’s fingertips with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through the development of fundamental skills and self-expression. The experiences gained by you and your child at CMEO will set the foundation for a life-time of learning!
The Umatilla County Historical Society Heritage Station Museum was organized to collect and preserve historical objects and stories unique to the Umatilla County region and uses them to strengthen present and future generations’ understanding of that history through exhibits and diverse programming.
Set on a stunning 5,300-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most fascinating cultural destinations.
When His Excellency Nobuo Matsunaga, the former Ambassador of Japan to the United States, visited Portland Japanese Garden, he proclaimed it to be “the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan.”
The Garden sits nestled in the hills of Portland, Oregon’s iconic Washington Park, overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis for locals and travelers alike. Designed in 1963, it encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood. This is a place to discard worldly thoughts and concerns and see oneself as a small but integral part of the universe.
Immerse yourself in the history, culture and hospitality of the people who have lived on this land for more than 10,000 years. Come to Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and experience the storied past, rich present and bright future of our tribes through interactive exhibits, special events and a Living Culture Village. More than just a museum, Tamástslikt celebrates the traditions of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes. With dramatic exhibits, renowned artwork and interesting — and yes, fun — events year-round. Tamástslikt Cultural Institute offers a 10,000-year-voyage in a single afternoon.
The Wallowa County Museum is located in the historic First Bank of Joseph building built in 1888.
Many items in the collection originated with Wallowa County’s first historian, John Harley Horner. Mr. Horner was an early day assessor who collected artifacts and information as he toured the county. Current and former Wallowa County residents donated the remainder of the collection. The building was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Mission: The museum seeks to preserve and present items of interest from Wallowa County’s human past, representing both the Nez Percé who lived here for so long, the pioneers and settlers who arrived over a century ago, and their descendants.