Give the gift of play this holiday season! 

15% off Sale on select items including: Museum apparel, kits, and buttons.

*In-Store only   *Select items   *Dec. 1–31

Talented instructors lead explorations of different art media through hands-on projects. Every camp includes visits to the Museum! Our camps and classes are designed to inspire imagination, creativity, and the wonder of learning.

Join Portland Children’s Museum as we celebrate Winter Wonder month, and discover what makes this season so special. Express your appreciation of others, practice acts of kindness, build community, and celebrate the joy of giving with us through winter-themed activities all month long.

October 12, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Run away to the circus at Portland Children’s Museum. Step right up and join the excitement in this hands-on, all abilities and ages exhibit. Children and families can experience the thrills of the circus through silly costumes, playful props, and exciting stunts.

Dec. 24, 25, & Jan. 1: CLOSED
Dec. 31: CLOSING at 3 p.m.

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Our items of the month, chosen by staff member Grace, are hand puppets! Grace says she's always loved animals, especially wild ones. 🦊🐻🦉Let us know if you adopt one of our puppets from our Museum store this month!
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#handpuppets #giving #pdxgifts #puppets #giftideas #itemofthemonth #holidayseason #animallover #pdxfamily #pdxmom #pdxdad #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark #winterwondermonth It feels great to give! We've kicked off our annual donation drive to support access to the Museum for low-income families & families with children experiencing disabilities. If you haven't had a chance yet, please consider donating. It's a great learning opportunity for children, plus who doesn't want to hang a woodland critter or a snowflake on our beautiful trees next to the Yeti? Thanks to @target for the trees!
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#accessforall #giving #yeti #abominablesnowman #tistheseason #donation #holidayseason #holidaydrive #feelsgoodtogive #generosity #pdxfamily #pdxmom #pdxdad #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark #winterwondermonth You asked and we listened! Our pneumatic ball machine is new and improved. We hope your little button pushers get a kick out of it. Thank you, Luis, for your hard work on this exhibit!
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#buttons #play #familyfun #pneumatic #physics #physicsfun #pneumatictube #pushingbuttons #newandimproved #handsonlearning #possibilities #playingwithkids #pdxfamily #pdxmom #pdxdad #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark #winterwondermonth Give a book or take a book with our Little Free Library! And if you're in a giving mood, don't forget about our Woodland Critter Giving Tree that supports our Access Program!
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#littlefreelibrary #freelittlelibrary #lendinglibrary #books #literacy #storytime #giving #accessforall #reading #read #readtokids #kidsbooks #givingseason #encouragereading #imagination #kidsatplay #pdxkids #pdxmom #pdxdad #pdxfamily #pdx #portland #oregon #explorewashingtonpark #washingtonpark #children #museum #thingstodowithkids #portlandchildrensmuseum #pdxcm @littlefreelibrary Repost @amybalagna. Amy says, We had a visitor all the way from the Netherlands! Thank you to the families from near and far who make our museum a place of joy and learning!
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#watercolorpencils #laugh #claystudio #create #joy #netherlands #kidsusingtools #handsonlearning #possibilities #pdxfamily #pdxmom #pdxdad #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark #winterwondermonth There's still a few hours left of our Advanced Tool Time activity! We have a Maker Expert on hand to help teach children how to use new and exciting tools! We hope to see you there!
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#maker #build #buildit #safetyglasses #create #drill #saw #makerstudio #makerspace #makermonday #advancedtooltime #kidsusingtools #handsonlearning #handsoneducation #possibilities #pdxfamily #pdxmom #pdxdad #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark #winterwondermonth On Mondays for Winter Wonder Month, we will be making Origami Gift Boxes! It's a fun skill you can use on rainy days or during long holiday travels!
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#paper #origami #origamiboxes #art #kidscreate #play #handsonlearning #possibilities #pdxfamily #pdxmom #pdxdad #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark #winterwondermonth