A MUSEUM THAT’S EASY TO GET TO

Washington Park Shuttle now running through Labor Day (September 5), the shuttle will run daily, about every 25 minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here

Getting to Portland Children’s Museum is a snap, by bus, light rail (MAX), car or even by bike!


Take MAX (Light Rail): From downtown Portland, take the Blue Line west towards Hillsboro. From Hillsboro, take the Blue Line towards Gresham. Get off at the Washington Park MAX Station, then board the elevator to street level. We are directly south from the elevator exit, across the parking lot.

Take The Bus: From downtown Portland, take Bus 63 to Washington Park and get off at the Washington Park and MAX Plaza. During the summer months, the Washington Park Shuttle is a convenient way to get to the museum and also explore the attractions in Washington Park.

Driving From Downtown Portland: Take Highway 405 to Highway 26 West towards Beaverton. Take the Oregon Zoo exit and stay right on SW Zoo Road. Stay to your left then follow the signs for parking. We are located at the south end of the parking lot across from the Zoo entrance.

Driving From Hillsboro/Beaverton: Take Highway 26 east towards Portland. Take the Oregon Zoo exit and turn left at the stop sign; you’ll be on SW Zoo Road as you cross over the highway. Stay to your left then follow the signs for parking. We are located at the south end of the parking lot across from the Zoo entrance.

TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT

"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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