Camps & Classes

Don an apron, roll up your sleeves, and get up to your elbows in fun!Museum Camps are offered seasonally. Our popular camps connect children with their natural creativity for a great day-camp experience. Talented teaching artists 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.

Museum Summer Camps are now available. Sign-up today; spots sell out quickly!

The Museum is not currently offering early childhood classes. Please check back soon for upcoming program schedule.

For questions about Museum Camps and Classes, contact Kristi Riedel, Programs Manager, at or 503-471-9918.


Spring Break Camp
March 23rd-27

ZooM Tiger Camp
Partner camp with Oregon Zoo

Art Summer Camps 2015:

Creative Ceramics
June 29-July 3

Artful Inventor
July 6-10

Artful Inventor
July 13-17

Nature Detectives
July 20-24

Nature Detectives
July 27-31

Creatures, Stories, and Fantasy Worlds
August 3-7

Creatures, Stories, and Fantasy Worlds
August 10-14


"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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