$9; $7 (ages 62+); $5 (ages 6-16). Grounds free.
Save $1 off admission. The official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, The Discovery Center's multi-sensory exhibits illustrate the cataclysmic creation of the Gorge and it's variety of native plants, wildlife, geology, and Native American artistry. Experience Live Raptors (hawks, owls, and falcons) on-the-glove. The Wasco County Historical Museum illuminates the county's pioneer and steamboat history, and salmon's changing role in culture. Explore the supplies and equipment carried by the Lewis and Clark expedition. An Ice Age exhibit features a life-sized 13-foot Columbian mammoth. The Kids Explorer Room provides several hands-on learning experiences. Wildlife can be seen year-round, and wildflowers are in bloom April- June. The grounds (free) offer paved biking/hiking trails and scenic overlooks. Cafe dining available. Picnicking permitted.
Daily 9-5. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.