Camps & Classes

Don an apron, roll up your sleeves, and get up to your elbows in fun!

Museum Classes and offer your child a chance to have unique, creative discovery while you explore right along with them and learn the true power of their imagination. Classes include favorites like Paint and Play, Science Tots, Messy Toddlers, and Creative Ceramics. See the column on the right for current classes being offered. 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 Camps and Classes full up quickly, register today!

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



 Summer Camps 2014



Science Tots

Messy Toddlers

Paint and Play


"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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