Celebrate the Great Outdoors with a technicolor outdoor scavenger hunt. Follow these simple steps to discover your favorite shades outdoors...in the sun or shade! 

1. Pick a Palette: Ask your child to select 4–6 of their favorite crayons. Broken crayon pieces also work well! Or, visit local company Miller Paint online. Your family can click on a color family and print paint chips. You may recognize their colors from our exhibits!

2. Take a Walk: Ask your child to guide you on a stroll through nature (following physical distance guidelines).

3. Discover: Search for the colors of the rainbow in wildflowers, bark, clover patches, blades of grass, etc.

4. Share Observations: How do various colors make you feel? What would you name a particular shade?

5. Photograph Your Finds: Hold your crayon or paint chip up to nature's matching hues for a photo op!

Post your Colors of the Rainbow Hunt matches on Instagram, tag @portlandchildrensmuseum, and use #PDXcmAtHome.

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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