For Families

Family groups of all ages will find Maryhill to be engaging and FUN! Visit and enjoy the galleries in a new way using our checkout materials and family areas, or venture outdoors to enjoy the sculpture park and amazing views.

In the Gallery

Families may use the Art Discovery Activity Books to guide exploration and allow you to enjoy the museum together. Download and print the guides below, or pick up a copy when you arrive.

Maryhill Favorites
The Eye Of Rodin
Columbia River People


Art Discovery Activity Books are sponsored by Judy Lackstrom and Robert Morrow.

Visit the EyeSEE Activity Room

Located in the Museum’s upper level, this is a great place to play a game, read a book or check out a Maryhill Discovery Bag. Bring these bags into the gallery identified on the bag and take turns leading discovery activities.

The EyeSEE Activity Room is sponsored by Judy Lackstrom and Robert Morrow.


Family Programs at Maryhill

Mark your calendar and join us for memories in the making!

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 11 a.m.
Museum Explorers: Storytime

Preschoolers (ages 3-6) and their families are invited to join us for stories, movement and fun, and an opportunity to explore the museum while you are here. Presented in collaboration with Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, and The Dalles-Wasco County Library. Includes free museum admission for program participants.



Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Day of the Dead Family Celebration

Remember and rejoice our family members, past, present and future, while we also celebrate the end of Maryhill’s season. Join us for a slice of cake, art-making and learning about this important Mexican holiday. Free with museum admission.



Explore These Engaging ExhibitsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Maryhill’s diverse collection means there truly is something for everyone, but several permanent exhibits never fail to delight children of all ages. Explore 75 chess sets from around the world and the magical Théâtre de la Mode, featuring small-scale mannequins attired in designer fashions of post-World War II France.

Don’t forget to visit the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center on the lower level of the museum to see students exhibitions, play a game of giant chess, sketch the view of the gorge, or discover what happens when you walk into a Camera Obscura!


Discover the Grounds

Make it a great day by exploring our museum grounds, including the outdoor sculpture park, the views of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge, part of the Oregon Trail, or travel a few miles east of the museum to see Sam Hill’s full-scale replica of England’s Stonehenge!

Don’t forget to bring a picnic and a soccer ball. Maryhill is a place for family FUN!