16146
Oregon

A Submarine Sleepover: Diving Into Science With Your Grandchild

Become scientists with your grandchild for a week as you practice hands-on chemistry together, spend the night in a submarine, ride a jet boat and travel through space at a planetarium!
Rating (5)
Program No. 16146RSBLOG
Length
5 days
Starts at
949 / ADULT
649 / CHILD

At a Glance

Science is a playground of discovery on this fun-filled adventure in Portland, Oregon with your grandchild! Spend action-packed days at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), where you’ll create chemical concoctions, design your own roller coaster and build a scribbling robot that can doodle all on its own! And cap it all off with a sleepover aboard the U.S.S. Blueback, a real U.S. Navy submarine and star of the movie “The Hunt for Red October.”
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing on field trips. Walking up to 3 miles on varied terrain. Public transportation.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Aboard the U.S.S. Blueback, explore this fast-attack submarine’s control room and the torpedo room and spend the night!
  • At OMSI, take in a cinematic experience unlike any other at the Giant Screen Theater and spin through outer space in the planetarium.
  • Discover what makes Portland's famous moveable bridges unique during a walk along the Willamette River.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
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Nathan Hoover
Inspired by the beauty and culture of Portland, Oregon, Nathan Hoover created his own walking exploration company that incorporates street theater and a musical soundtrack throughout each walking adventure. He also leads Bridge Walks for schools and Portland Parks and Recreation. Nathan has participated in Portland Riverfest celebrations and the PDX Bridge Festival, and he was the recipient of a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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