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Portland Children's Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Maker Studio

I found my happy place and from the looks of it so did my granddaughter! We had a blast wandering... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Driftwood, Texas
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Pottery, Learning, and Games

I have gone many times, at least once a month, with my now 7 and 5 year olds. Both have loved going... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Specialties A museum's name tells you a lot about what it treasures. You hear the name--art museum, history museum, automobile museum--and you immediately know what you'll find there: objects, rare and wonderful; encounters with the unusual; beauty...more
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4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2759
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

I found my happy place and from the looks of it so did my granddaughter! We had a blast wandering from space to space as our 3 year old discovered all of the exhibits. But the MAKER Studio and the Clay Studio stood out! With...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

I have gone many times, at least once a month, with my now 7 and 5 year olds. Both have loved going every time and we spend at least four hours here every time. There are activities ranging from highly active and social interactions in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Our girls (7 and 9) loved it so much they wanted to stay until it closed! There's so much to do for children 0-14, both indoor and outdoor, that they never get bored! Excellent children's museum! 5 stars!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank MomfromAZ
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This place should be called the baby Museum. Do not get deceived by the name! This is just a rubbish place that most kids will get bored by! In the outside area the is a mud pit. Your kid will get caked in mud (there...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rusugiru
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Several different activities to keep young children busy. The activities encouraged imagination and cooperative play. However, I was disappointed that the activities were at a low level and not advanced in thinking. I believe it was designed for very young children. My 8 year old...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank YolandaWilson
Reviewed July 28, 2017

I've been taking my grandkids here for 6 years and this year, we were so disappointed with the quality of the different rooms, and the lack of play items. There favorite room has always been the "supermarket" and it's under construction, which I totally understand....More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Tharley01
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Upon entering, we were struck by the small size and somewhat homemade feel of the museum. We've been to similarly billed places in other cities that were much grander and more impressive upon first glance. However, there are some hidden gems here that make it...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Matt M
Reviewed June 23, 2017

My daughter has brought us here three times with our small grandchildren. EACH time they have such a wonderful time...especially enjoying the water portion of the museum . My youngest granddaughter received a year-long pass so she is able to enjoy the fun whenever she...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank sdrnek22
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

We took our 3 year old granddaughter and 7 year old grandson to this museum.They both enjoyed themselves, and their favorite part was the water play and the workshop where my grandson built a birdhouse. They were also able to create with clay. The staff...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Janet C
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Our children loved the trip. It was so involving. Activities were great. Parents are also able to be involved.

Date of experience: June 2017
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September 1, 2018|
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Response from GailofIowa | Reviewed this property |
Yes..a 16 month old would enjoy the water room, the train room and the construction zone areas. But, a 16 month child is easily entertained. You might get more value spending your money on a backyard pool, sand box or... More
November 11, 2015|
Response from Heidi S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. My best advice would be to call or email them with your question and someone should be able to assist you. Good luck!