With 30 exhibits displaying more than 2,500 species of underwater life, there's plenty to keep you and your family engaged at the Portland Aquarium. Explore and observe a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and both cold water and tropical fish in settings that mimic their natural habitats. You're encouraged to hand-feed sharks, rays, birds and fish, or to get up-close and personal with many of the reptiles and other animals on exhibit. Touch a stingray, visit a tropical rainforest filled with exotic creatures, marvel at a giant Pacific octopus and much more. Your little ones might just leave with dreams of a career in marine biology.
Bye Bye Birdie is a satire crafted with the fondest affection, telling the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the Army. A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses all-American girl Kim McAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Songs like "Put on a Happy Face," "A Lot of Livin' To Do" and "The Telephone Hour" are musical theatre classics. This youth production is the tops in imagination and good old-fashioned fun for everyone from age 7 to 97. See it at Alpenrose Dairy Opera House in Portland courtesy of Journey Theater Arts Group.