World of Speed family programs are a great way for the whole family to enjoy activities, hands-on fun, special presentations, and much more! Check out our schedule of upcoming event days and make your plans now to create some magical family memories at World of Speed.
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Otto's Storytime garage
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Join World of Speed for an all-new adventure for younger guests! Otto's Storytime Garage combines books, art, music, learning, and fun, with a new program each week. Hear a story and then take part in an activity that goes along with the book. Free with admission. Recommended for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.
*Free admission for low income families.
Otto's Storytime Garage book schedule:
August 31: Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry
September 7: Race Car Dreams by Sharon Chriscoe
September 14: Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia
September 21: The Little Fire Truck by Margery Cuyler
September 28: Wheels on the Bus by Jerry Smath
October 5: If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen
October 12: Race Car Count by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
October 19: Cars Galore by Peter Stein
October 26: Bigger! Bigger! by Lisa Patricelli
*This project is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Wilsonville, OR to help fund early-childhood education. Together, we can help young minds explore and grow.
Speed Toward a Cure
Saturday, September 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
World of Speed Motorsports Museum and Mascots for a Cure are teaming up for a special event for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Meet superheroes and princesses from Dragon Theater Puppets and Princesses and some of your favorite mascots as you enjoy face painting, balloon animals, and a special Twist Challenge. All activities are free with admission to the museum. We welcome all donations to Mascots for a Cure!
Saturday, October 20, Noon – 4 p.m.
Dress in costume and join World of Speed for an afternoon of Halloween fun! Take part in our costume parade, explore the haunted auto shop, race pumpkins in the Great Pumpkin Race, and make your own “Trunk-or-Treat” bags for gathering treats and prizes throughout the galleries. All activities are included in admission, which is free for World of Speed members.
Saturday, December 1, Noon – 4 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season with us with live seasonal music, car-themed ornament making, reindeer racing, and the arrival of our special holiday guest for the day — Santa! It’s an afternoon filled with family activities, so be sure not to miss out on the fun! All activities are included in admission, which is free for World of Speed members.
Engineering Week Makers’ Fair
Saturday, February 23, Noon – 4 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon celebrating creativity and innovation! This exciting event showcases the coolest creations from area makers, along with some fun, hands-on activities that put you in the maker seat! From robotics to race cars, explore the latest and greatest technology advances at World of Speed. All activities are included in admission, which is free for World of Speed members.
Saturday, April 13, Noon – 4 p.m.
Hop on over to World of Speed for an afternoon of egg-citing fun! Join us for egg relay races, egg decorating, the Easter Bunny’s grand arrival, and much more! Be sure to get in on the Great Egg Race 2018, for your chance to “find” eggs and get great prizes! All activities are included in admission, which is free for World of Speed members.
Art Pollard Day in May
Saturday, May 4, Noon – 4 p.m.
Join World of Speed for an afternoon celebrating the life and legacy of Indy racer Art Pollard. Pollard was known not just for his dedication to racing, but also for his important work for children with special needs. The day kicks off with a special Indy-style welcome complete with music and fanfare at noon, followed by racing activities, crafts, and — of course — ice cream! You can also meet some of Art Pollard's family and learn more about this very special racer.