Portland Children's Museum, Portland
Portland Children's Museum, Portland - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221, United States
Ticket Price: 11 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
Added 4.8K times in trip plans
Children Museum, Educational Site, Entertainment, Family And Kids
Try TripHobo to create your itinerary
Are you associated with this business? Get in touch
About Portland Children's Museum, Portland
The Children's Museum of Portland is a unique and innovative museum that allows kids to learn about various things in a more practical manner. In the garage of the museum lies recycled material in plenty where kids can explore their skills by creating something productive out of that stuff. The museum is also home to a constructive room, a pottery room, a water room and a more. The interactive exhibits of this museum are enough to engage even a 2 year old. If you happen to visit Portland with your kids, this is one place you can treat them to.
Portland Children's Museum Information
- Please visit the official website for ticket price details.
- You can take home what you create at the museum.
- Museum is open on Mondays only for members.
- Entry is free for members and kids under 18.
Portland Children's Museum Ticket Prices
- Adult: $10.75
- Ages 55+ and military: $9.75
- Under age 1: Free
- Free admission on the first Friday of every month from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Portland Children's Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Museum: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Clay Studio: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Maker Studio: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Story Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Ceramic Glazing: Fri-Sun, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm / Mon - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
How To reach Portland Children's Museum by Public Transport
- By Train: Washington Park MAX Station
- Amtrak Station – PDX
- By Bus: MAX Station/Oregon Zoo Bus Stop
- SW Knight & Kingston Bus Stop
- 3400 Block SW Patton Bus Stop
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Portland before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Portland and book an accommodation of your choice.
Portland Children's Museum Tickets And Tours
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best best of Portland
Portland Children's Museum, Portland Reviews - Write a Review
I took my 2.5 year old and my 1 year old and they had a blast. There were a lot of different things to capture their attention and keep them happy for a couple hours! I won't lie, I had just about as much giddy and giggly fun as they did! There were plenty of things for them to try and experience while we were there.
This museum is a great place to take kids for time to kill on a rainy afternoon. Their standing exhibits are great, the kids loved the vet area, water section, and construction stuff. I am giving them only 3 stars based on their rotating "event" which seems to just be a few (very sparse) costumes and equipment tossed into their theatre area. It was disappointing that it hadn't really changed much from the last time we had gone in that section. It also bothered me that everyone was $12 to get in, including the adults, and then to keep any of your creations at any of the play stations you had to pay extra. You can't give us a half cup of clay after paying almost $50 in entry fees plus parking? In general, I definitely suggest a visit, but wouldn't see it as a returning even like say OMSI or the zoo is.
Not much of a children's "museum". Basically just a place to take little kids (under 4 years old) to so the parents don't have to entertain them. What "exhibits" are here are old and worn out. Admission charge is outrageous for what it is. Went in as a "guest" of the Opal School, which is attached to the museum, and they wanted me to leave my picture ID (driver's license) with the front desk. Uh, no!!?? Ever hear about identity fraud??? Couldn't believe they had the audacity to ask for it, but evidently that's what people do here! Crazy!
Very interactive exhibits that our kids loved! Lots to do and explore while running around. We spent 4 hours and could have stayed longer.
I guess I expected something different for a children's museum... the ones we have in Vermont are more like OMSI (which I can recommend) and others I have been to are set up better, more aesthetically pleasing, and have more to do at them. I can see toddlers & maybe a bit older enjoying this stuff for a while (we brought a 6-year-old & a 4-year-old & they were not impressed for long), but it just wasn't interesting & we won't be going back. Most of it was make-believe stuff which we don't need to go to a museum to experience (grocery store, train engine, veterinarian area, boat... tho I can picture some of those sounding good, they weren't for us). The only thing that I found to be cool at all was a big Light Bright type board. It was super duper loud and children were running around paying zero attention to what they were doing or who they were running into/knocking over. I get that they're kids, I have 4 of them myself, but consideration for others should really be observed in a place like this. They have planned activities throughout the day and we tried to check out two of them but changed our mind upon seeing the unruly crowds at them. We did not explore the outside area and perhaps that is awesome, but it's not worth the admission to find out. Oh, & speaking of the admission: adults really shouldn't have to pay to get in here as there is nothing remotely interesting for them to do. Paying over $40 for the mediocre & frustrating time that we had was definitely not worth it. The cafe was awesome, tho. The food and coffee were great and they have a really good selection of healthy foods, many of which adults actually want to eat.