What do you think of when you hear the word museum? Art museums? History museums? Automobile museums? All filled with rare and wonderful objects?
Well the Portland Children's Museum is no different. In fact, it's filled with rare and wonderful objects all day long. Yep, YOU!
Instead of investing in collecting expensive objects from all over the world, they can filled with walls with fun exhibits and familiar materials that offer opportunities for kids can learn through play!
Each of the exhibits offer something different for kids, so they can explore, create, discover and learn across a range of skill sets and themes.
Playing with and touching exhibits is strongly encouraged throughout!
For the kids that turn everything into a hammer you have Building Bridgetown! A kiddie sized construction zone where those future builders can get creative!
Those imaginations can flow as kids play "mom and dad" and hit the market to buy the freshest produce, or they might be a restauranteur looking for their next dish!
Children's nurturing instincts can take the lead at the Pet Hospital where their love of animals can meet the joys of science, or for those who want a quiet spot to read, Treehouse Adventure is for them!
Creative kids can enjoy the Clay Studio where messy hands meet soaring imaginations, as kids create something wonderful through expression!
Also at Portland Children's Museum, kids can climb behind the wheel of an ambulance, explore gravity and currents, or get some outdoor adventure in their day as they reconnect with nature!
Explorative fun for both the children AND the adults in the family at this popular Portland children's museum, so why not get those imaginations ready and the creativity set, because playtime is here!
Free for members, plus senior/military discounts available
You can also host your birthday party at the museum! They would LOVE to help you celebrate, so why not celebrate in style with some children's museum fun!
When you arrive, check out the events that are on that day so you can plan your play around it! It might be Storytime, Tiny Tape Town, Dreamscape or more!
Take a break from exploring and stop by The Counter at the Museum! They serve a variety of salads, soups, sandwiches, and fruit, with an abundance of healthy options and offer menu options for kids and adults alike.
Healthy Eating You will find healthy options in the cafe!
They encourage you to take public transportation but in case you drive, there is a small parking fee.
You can bring your class to play and explore with all of our Museum exhibits and current traveling exhibit with the Museum Play Field Trip. Or you can come play in the Museum for an hour and have students take one of our art studio classes with the Art Studio Field Trip.
Bring that pocket money because they offer a host of gifts, toys and souvenirs at the shop, as well as educational items!
The museum is ADA compliant, and they also have gone above and beyond when accommodating everyone!
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Open year round but closed major holidays
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