Welcome to the wonderful world of art! A visit to the Portland Art Museum means a day surrounded by inspirational pieces of artworks, created by some pretty talented artists! For those older, creative kids in the family, it's a great way to introduce them to colors, techniques, textures, and expression.
The museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects are displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, so get ready to a true immersion in art. These objects reflect the history of art, from present day, to all the way back to ancient times so it's an exploration of human history too!
The collection at the Portland Art Museum is also distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts, marking the museum as an important family day out for all in Portland!
The Portland Art Museum is also dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, so they devote 90% of its gallery space to its permanent collection.
For families, they want you to have a great time too, so they host fun family events throughout the year JUST for you. These include Family Free Days, as well as Family Tours on Sundays and even Baby Mornings, where those little ones can enjoy the beauty of the art world!
Don't miss the FREE public tours across the week too!
So why not inspire the kids and enjoy a day out surrounded by history, culture, and of course, amazing art! Let's be inspired!
$17 for seniors & college students
Public Tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; 6 p.m. on Fridays; 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays; and 3 p.m. on Sundays. A Public Family Tour is offered on Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
The Museum does not have a cafeteria, however there is a coffee shop, called Museum Grounds. The coffee shop offers an array of espresso drinks, teas, and tasty pastries from local bakeries.
The Museum is conveniently located on the historic Park Blocks in the center of downtown Portland, which is easy to get around by public transit or on foot. The Portland Business Alliance has installed way-finding signs which direct you to the cultural district, where the Museum is located.
School Group Tours at the Portland Art Museum are free for K-12 students and $2.50 for college students, and available by reservation only. Tours of Museum collections and special exhibitions for kindergarten through college students are designed to meet the needs of different age groups, curricula, and interests!
The Shop has one of the best selections of art books in the city and is open during Museum Hours. No Museum admission is required to shop at the Museum; customers may enter through the Hoffman Entrance near the Roberts Memorial Sculpture Mall.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Enter via the ramp at the Hoffman entrance, adjacent to the Sculpture Mall on the north side of the Museum. Wheelchairs available. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible and all galleries are accessible via elevators.
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