Explore the world of marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present.
Watch a dramatic 12-minute film introducing the history and perils of the the Columbia River. Sail a model boat on the newly opened Warnock Model Boat Pond. Walk the bridge of a World War II warship, marvel at the 44-foot motor lifeboat plowing through a wave in a rescue mission. Participate in four interactive and hands-on exhibits including taking the helm in a tugboat wheelhouse.
The museum’s 3D theater brings family-friendly movies to life in grand fashion, onto the huge screen and in pure digital surround sound.
And what’s more…you can board the Lightship Columbia, a National Historic Landmark, that once guided ships to safety at the mouth of the Columbia River.
As you’re cruising down Hwy 101 just south of Tillamook, it’s not uncommon to look over and see a majestic herd of elk enjoying the fields at the Port of Tillamook Bay. They usually stay far off the highway, and...