Registration is now open for our Early Explorers Fall Sessions!

Ages: 2-3 years old with a caregiver

Cost: $150 (15% discount for members) 

We hear it all the time: adults who visit the Museum with children want to come back with just their friends! Well, now you have a chance to be a part of the excitement. 
Music Makers Month celebrates the joy of creating music together! This month encourages the playful exploration of sound and rhythm using the whole body and all our senses.

Our newest exhibit, DreamScape, welcomes families to ask ‘what do dreams look, feel, and sound like’ as they explore and tinker with new and recycled materials. Children and adults alike will delight in recognizing everyday objects repurposed to evoke and reimagine dreaming.

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We had a wonderful time celebrating #InternationalDayofPeace with musician @aaronnigelsmith. After the performance, our guests went on a peace parade and decorated rocks to place around our peace pole in the Zany Maze. 
#InternationalDayofPeace #PeacePole #ZanyMaze #music #play #learning #pdxfamily #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark We now have a campfire in Twilight Trail and we love seeing the way our guests play in this new space. These two are brewing a cup of 'coffee hot dog.' Who knows, it may be the next Portland trend! Have you checked out the changes in Twilight Trail?

#nightsky #shootingstar #constellations #twilighttrail #twilight #stars #exhibit #starrysky #startynight #play #learning #camping #campfire #pdxfamily #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark Happy National Grandparent's Day! We love seeing grandparents delight and share in the discovering, playing, and learning that their grandchildren experience at the Museum. Thank you for choosing our space to create these cherished memories. .
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#grandparents #grandma #grandpa #grandparentsday #painting  #caregivers #play #explore #create #creative #exciting #pdxfamily #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark Did you know, after you paint your clay creation, it gets one more coat of a special greenish hue glaze that becomes transparent in the kiln? This extra, clear layer of glaze provides the finishing touch for your masterpiece! Come glaze with us today from 2-4 p.m.!
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#clay #claystudio #glaze #glazing #beforeandafter #beforeafter #kiln #pottery #claykiln #ceramics #gifts #art #fun #build #getmessy #buildit #create #creativity #exciting #pdxfamily #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark HEADS UP! The Museum will be ⚡️CLOSED⚡️ September 4, 5, and 6 for deep cleaning and maintenance so that our visitors can have the best experience here.  Thanks for understanding and please plan accordingly!
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#closed #closure #maintenance #specialhours #pdxfamily #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark We’ve had so much fun during Nature Explorers Month. There are just 5 days left of our special programming which encourages courageous discovery and play in the great outdoors. Don’t miss Water Painting on Tuesday, Big Mess Clay Toss on Wednesday, Seed Surprises on Friday, and more! Thanks to @columbia1938 for making these experiences possible all month long!
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#splash #water #waterplay #museumactivities #outdooractivities #summer #summerfun #fun #play #outdooradventure #sunshine #play #explore #create #creative #exciting #pdxfamily #pdxkids #pdxcm #portlandchildrensmuseum #childrensmuseum #pdx #portland #oregon #travelportland #traveloregon #explorewashingtonpark #natureexplorersmonth #columbiasportswear #nature #explore [CLOSED] ✨GIVEAWAY TIME!✨ Would you like to play at the Museum without children? Win two tickets to our Grown-ups' Night Out event on Saturday September 29 from 7–10 p.m. and let out your inner child. We'll have drinks, dessert before dinner, candy gambling, and more! To enter, simply tag the friend you'd bring with you in the comments below. One entry per person please. Must be 21 or older. Winner will be announced Monday, August 27.
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