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Dear Museum Members and Visitors,

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum is anxiously awaiting the green light from Oregon governor, Kate Brown, and Wasco County Health Department to re-open. This unexpected shut-down to all tourism and event gatherings has had a severe impact on our budget, so when we are allowed to re-open, it will be on a smaller scale as we ramp back up to the point where we can fully fund all our staff once again. We’ll continue to keep you notified here, and on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you once again.

If you have an upcoming event scheduled, please contact us. Emails are being monitored, but responses could be a bit slower than normal. If you have had to cancel an event, please notify us if you wish to reschedule once gatherings are allowed to resume. Our event coordinator can be reached at

If your need for a response is urgent, please contact our Executive Director, Carolyn Purcell, at

We appreciate your concern and generosity during this difficult time. Please continue your support (which is needed now more than ever) by donating here. Keep in touch with us by signing up for our newsletter here.

The scenic Riverfront Trail remains open. The City of The Dalles has placed an outdoor Port-a-Potty at the museum’s start to the trail for your use. We encourage you to enjoy the spring flowers, but please continue to clean up after yourself and your pets.

The CGDC&M Team

Keep up to date with the official Oregon State response to COVID-19
COVID-19 Resources for Oregonians

Wasco County COVID-19 Response


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