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.
Add our family-fun events to your calendar!
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:
December 7: Red, Stop! Green, Go! by P.D. Eastman
December 14: Toot Toot Beep Beep by Emma Garcia
December 21: Race Car is Roaring by Mandy Archer
December 28: Maisy's Race Car by Lucy Cousins
January 4: Fred and Ted's Road Trip by Peter Eastman
January 11: The Little Schoolbus by Margery Cuyler
January 18: Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia
January 25: Red Truck Yellow Bus by Children's Press
*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.
Family Event Days
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.
Gift Bag Making 12 – 4 p.m.
Car-igami Ornament Making 12 – 4 p.m.
Holiday Games 12 – 4 p.m.
Santa Arrival 12:30 p.m.
(Santa will also make a special return appearance at 2 p.m.!)
Reindeer Racing 1 & 3 p.m.
Holiday Storytime 1:30 & 3:30 pm
Indoor Snowball “Fight” 2:30 p.m.
Musical Entertainment throughout the day!
Gingerbread garage family event
Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join us for an exciting family workshop at World of Speed! We provide the gingerbread, candy, icing and other goodies — you provide the creativity! Families will each receive a blank gingerbread house, car, and base for decoration, and from there, it’s up to you! With a little imagination and engineering, your family will create a totally sweet holiday centerpiece and make some magical memories to cherish along the way.
Fee: $55 per family* (World of Speed member discount: $45)
*Five people or fewer; additional fees may apply for larger groups
Register Now! Limited space available. .
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.
Saturday, October 19, 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.