Are you looking for fun things to do with your kids this weekend? Here are some of our top picks for the Portland-metro area.

Friday, February 14:

Valentine Card Making at Milwaukie Ledding Library
Drop-in and make Valentine’s cards for your friends and family. All ages are welcome. 10 am-4 pm. Free!

V-Day Photo Opp: Al-Paca Your Camera!
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland is hosting its favorite duo of alpacas for a special Valentine’s Day kissing booth where the animals will nibble carrots directly from your mouth or hand! Free and open to the public for photos.

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Saturday, February 15:

Rosie Revere Engineer Day at Pearson Field Education Center
You’re invited to this celebration of women as leaders in engineering. Learn about the engineering design process through stations that introduce different types of engineering, all led by students or professional volunteers. There will also be a reading of Rosie Revere, Engineer for younger age groups and a career-exploration panel for older age groups.

Guided Nature Walk at Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Venture out with a park guide for a nature hike to explore the forest and stream ecosystems and natural history at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Free!

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty at Keller Auditorium
This unforgettable production dazzles with opulent sets, beloved characters, and rich storytelling. A new generation of OBT stars invigorates this classic with the grandest of dancing and the OBT Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. Saturdays and Sundays, February 15- 23.

Sunday, February 16:

Micah and Me Dance Party at OMSI
Pump up the jam with Micah and Me, an energetic kids’ band comprised of three stay-at-home dads who know how to throw a good dance party. This 45-minute set will be followed by an instrument petting zoo, where kids will have a chance to strum, shake, and roll to their hearts’ content. Open to members and museum guests with general admission.

Sensory Sundays at Oregon Gymnastics Academy
Sensory Sundays are a parent-child playtime designed for families of children affected by sensory processing disorders. Share quality time with your family, and promote sensory integration while bouncing, climbing, and jumping at Oregon Gymnastics Academy. Meet other families experiencing similar challenges and make new friends in a safe and fun environment.

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Monday, February 17:

Free Admission Day at Gilbert House Children’s Museum
Step into interactive hands-on exhibits where kids can role play a variety of kid-sized careers, create a work of art, or take part in a STEAM challenge. Climb, dig, and slide through the 20,000 square foot Outdoor Discovery Area. Free!

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea at the Oregon Zoo
This new exhibit takes on the global marine debris crisis by showcasing larger-than-life sea creatures made entirely of discarded, washed-up plastic waste. Kids can get up close and identify the different discarded items used to build these animals—while seeing firsthand the importance of keeping our beaches clean. Entry into the exhibit is free with zoo admission.

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