Birthdays and Rentals

Featuring a playful gallery of imaginative environments and hands-on activity opportunities, the Museum is the perfect place to host your child’s birthday party, next business event, or other special occasion. Call the Museum Event Sales Coordinator at 503.471.9911 to book your party or event today! All rentals must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

To order our Birthday Party Bags click here. See below for our party package descriptions and details:



PRICE: $250 ($225 for Members)

  • Party room for 90 minutes
  • Add a craft decoration project for $5 per child. Choose from Treasure Chests, Drums, or Picture Frames.
  • All-day Museum admission for up to 33 guests (including 15 children)
  • A Museum Party Pal to concierge your party
  • Mural paper with crayons on the kids’ tables
  • Earth-friendly plates, cups, napkins, and utensils
  • Unlimited access to Museum exhibits, galleries, and studios on the day of your party

A $5 additional fee will be charged for each child beyond the 15 allowed. No more than 33 people allowed per party. Limit one craft per child. Host must indicate the craft preference when booking. For birthday party FAQs click here.



PRICE: $750 ($650 for Members)

  • Reserve the entire Museum just for your party from 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • The Clay Studio and/or The Garage are available at an additional charge
  • 50 guests included (25 can be children), with packages available for up to 750 guests
  • Customized seating arrangement in the Museum lobby
  • Bring your own food or choose a catering option

An additional fee will be charged for each guest beyond the 50 allowed. Please note that we require 1 adult for every 5 children attending. For after-hour event FAQs click here.



Call the Museum Event Sales Coordinator at 503.471.9911 to book your party or event today!




"Less" can actually mean "more"
The Museum is big – you don’t have to see it all in one day or rush through. In fact, the more time your child spends in an exhibit the more engaged he can become in the activities, which can lead to increased learning.

Follow your child’s lead.
Children often surprise us with their interests. Observe your child. What types of activities does your child enjoy most? What activities keep your child’s attention the longest? These observations help you to understand and appreciate your child more.

“Read it again, mom/dad!” Repetition, repetition, repetition.
Young children can also exasperate us with their singular fascinations, but those are an important part of child development as children learn through repetition.

We have more tips and tricks for your visit to the Museum in our Museum FAQ Page. And of course, you can always ask one of our friendly staff members for help anytime during your visit.


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