Looking for fun things to do this weekend while you’re out celebrating the clear skies? We’ve got you covered.
January 11th -Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day
Do you want to learn how to ski and be part of an effort to set a world record at the same time? This event is your chance! Mt. Hood Meadows joins ski areas across the country to attempt to set a new record for the most beginner lessons taught in a single day. The current record is 6,002. Mt. Hood Meadows is offering a two-hour lesson to learn to ski or snowboard for just $20! Equipment rentals and a beginner progression lift ticket can be added for just $10 each. That is an amazing deal to learn to ski or ride while experiencing the camaraderie of snow sports enthusiasts. Advance registration required, so don’t delay.
January 12th – Reptile Show
Northwest Reptile Expos is the largest reptile expo in the Northwest, the only captive-bred reptile show in America, and the longest running reptile show in Oregon. Pretty cool! Come out and see the largest selection of reptile vendors in the Pacific Northwest. The show features a venomous reptile display, educational display, and free raffles and free giveaways! If your looking for a new pet, the expo also includes reptile rescues hoping to find loving homes. Admission price is only $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and free for children 5 and under.
January 12th – Meet a Scientist
Are you a science buff? Current science gets up close and personal at Meet A Scientist. This program, held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Meet A Scientist exclusively features professionals who are OMSI Science Communication Fellows. This event is included with your general admission.
January 11 – 13th – Tour Your City
If you’ve ever wanted to be a tourist in your own town, this is the way to do it. Offered by Wildwood Adventures, this tour will immerse you in the town’s history and discover how the once little-known fishing village has now become a popular international destination. See the wonderful city that you call home in a new light and get a taste of the charm that Portland offers to its explorers! Nestled at the base of a volcano and bundled snugly by old growth forests, our city boasts a landscape beyond a basic urban environment. This is a half day tour, typically offered from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 2 p.m.-5 p.m. The tour route and sights vary depending on the season and weather conditions, but the objective is always to provide you with the most interesting adventure possible.