Museum: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Clay Studio: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Maker Studio: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Story Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fri-Sun, 2-4 p.m. / Mon 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
For special events and early closures, please check our CALENDAR.
PORTLAND PARKS AND RECREATION WATER UPDATE 6-20-16
PORTLAND PARKS AND RECREATION WATER UPDATE 6-6-16
- Museum Members: Free
- Non-members: $10.75
- Ages 55+ and military: $9.75
- Under age 1: Free
- Access Admission*: $1
- *To qualify, families must receive some form of public assistance. Proof of eligibility required.
Check our Admission Policy before you visit!
Group rates available for pre-registered groups of 10 or more children.
Target FREE First Fridays: Free admission on the first Friday of every month from 4–8 p.m., courtesy of our friend Target. On occasion the date is moved to another day in the month; check our homepage or calendar for most accurate information.
Become a Museum Member and get great benefits at every level. Enjoy unlimited visits, discounts on products and programs, invitations to special events, and more.
Tips for Your Visit
Children can go from incredibly active to absolutely starving in the blink of an eye, so we offer nutritious meals and snacks at our Counter @ the Museum Café. Of course, you're also welcome to pack your own snacks and make use of the café tables to eat.
"Less" can actually mean "more." The Museum is big, so don't try to see it all in one day. Visiting just a couple exhibits—really digging in—can help children engage deeply, feeding their love of learning.
Follow your child’s lead. Observe the children you are with. What types of activities do they enjoy most? What captures their attention the longest? Use these observations to support their continued growth.
“Read it again!” Repetition, repetition, repetition. This kind of fascination helps build focus, a critical life skill.