Children respond to experiences in different ways. Some may find the noise and action of some of our exhibits challenging. Others may thrive on the excitement but still need breaks to recharge and recalibrate.  That's why you'll find opportunities for quiet and reflection throughout the Museum.

Treehouse Adventure is a wonderful place to go and cuddle up with a book or enjoy some calm exploration. Our Twilight Trail often has a quiet feel, providing opportunities for children to explore light and shadows at their own pace. And then there's Outdoor Adventure: with its shady Grove, lovely Meadow, and secluded Campsite, there is always a quiet spot to visit, even on our busiest days.

Portland Children’s Museum & Opal School to Permanently Close

It is with heavy hearts that we share the Board of Director’s decision on March 25, 2021 to permanently shutter the Museum and Opal School, effective June 30. 2021.

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