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Come celebrate Healthy Me Month at Portland Children's Museum, generously sponsored by Randall Children's Hospital. Everyday in March join us for fun activities that celebrate healthy food choices, physical activity, wellness through music and art, and of course the joy of play. 


SPECIAL PROGRAMMING

Penny’s Puppets
March 6, 11 a.m. in the Theater
Join us for a joyful live performance that use puppets, story, and song to ignite the imagination and fill the Theater with excitement and laughter. Penny's Puppet Productions is a professional one-woman puppet company dedicated to making the world a better place, one puppet show at a time!

Llama Llama : Meet and Greet
March 7–18 at select Story times
Come and meet Llama Llama, as we enjoy the books of Anna Dewdney. Llama Llama is a little child who loves his Mama and is sometimes frightened by new things. He likes to play all kinds of games with his friends and he carries his stuffed animal, Fuzzy dolly llama, everywhere he goes.

Micah & Me Toddler Dance Party 
March 8, 11 a.m. in the Theater
Come dance and sing along with Micah And Me! Micah And Me host toddler dance parties regularly throughout the Portland Metro area. They have been featured on KOIN 6 News and have had their name on the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall marquee for a special show! They have an uncommon ability to connect with those young at heart!

Bike Helmet Fittings 
March 9, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Art Gallery
Attention bicycle enthusiasts! A great bike ride starts with a properly-fitted helmet and Randall Children’s Hospital is here to help. Get new helmets for the whole family for $6 each, with personalized fitting and adjustments.

FASCA Taiwanese Toy Display and YoYo Demo
March 16, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in the Field Station and the Theater
Portland Children's Museum is proud to partner with FASCA to present a traditional Taiwanese toy display and yo-yo demonstrations. Explore a variety of toys from Taiwan in the Field Station, and then head to the theater to practice your yo-yo skills. Yo-yo demonstrations will be presented multiple times between 11am-1.30 p.m. in the Theater.

Living School of Art Guest Artist Workshop
March 16, noon–2 p.m. in the Art Gallery
Please join us for monthly visits with various artists from the Living School of Art as they lead activites, performances, and discussions based upon the many disparate crafts, arts, and traditions shared in their artist collective. 
 
Bodyvox
March 17, 11 a.m.–noon in the Purple Turtle Hall
BodyVox blends bold athleticism and freewheeling imagination with dance, comical characters and energizing rhythms to explore the connection between science, math and dance.  Discovering the cause-and-effect relationship of force on a dancer’s body leads to discussions fueled by creative thinking.  Interactive demonstration allows students to experience how relationships in numbers and shapes affect the timing and spacing of movement.  Each Segment of this unique program has two parts: dance as art (performance) and dance as science (discussion and audience participation). BodyVox empowers students to break free of their own boundaries by illuminating the link between learning and applying science and math to dance. 
 
Red Yarn
March 22, 11 a.m. in the Theater
Red Yarn, Andy Furgeson, is a dynamic family performer and teaching artist in Portland, Oregon. He weaves folksongs and puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. With his energetic performances and lush recordings, Red Yarn reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations. 
 
KIDS Team Ambulance
March 24, 10 a.m.–noon
Meet some outstanding pediatric care providers and explore an ambulance up close with KIDS Teams, the mobile ICU from Randall Children’s Hospital. 

Tricycle Painting 
March 29, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join us for an active paiting session that lets you zoom through paint on a tricycle. Make tracks and collaborate on a fast and fun painting collaborative at Portland Children's Museum.  

Ugandan Kids Choir
March 30, 11 a.m. in the Theater
The Ugandan Kids Choir is a group of ten children, five girls and five boys, all blessed with an amazing talent for song and dance! They are currently touring the United States speaking up on behalf of children living in poverty who have yet to be sponsored. Please join us as they perform traditional songs and dance to spread their message of hope.


EVERY DAY 

Storytime
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. in the Treehouse
Gather round for Storytime at Portland Children’s Museum. Storytime features children’s books enjoyed by children of all ages and their caregivers read aloud by Museum Staff. Not only is Storytime fun, reading aloud with children enhances their language proficiency, communication, and listening skills. Reading stories out loud together can also help children create real world connections, prepare them for academic success, and support their imagination and creativity.

Toy Drive for Randall Children’s Hospital Child Life Program
9 a.m.–5 p.m. in the Lobby
As part of the family-centered care offered at Randall Children’s Hospital, they strive to help children feel comfortable and relaxed while they are in the hospital. Every child at Randall Children's Hospital receives a toy, and kids who are hospitalized during the holidays or a birthday get a special toy, book or craft project to lift their spirits. This means they go through a lot of toys and need help replenishing them.

We are currently in need of infant/toddler toys, gift cards for teens and coloring books for all ages.

Please note the toy donation guidelines and restrictions:

  • Highly needed infant/toddler toys include rattles, teethers, and mobiles 
  • Please donate only LEGO brand legos
  • For the safety and health of our patients, we are only able to accept new items in their original packaging.
  • We kindly request no holiday themed items.

SUNDAYS

Tool Time
10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Maker Studio
Learn to safely use saws, drills, and other exciting tools to design and build your own projects from recycled materials. Join us for advanced tinkering and building activities facilitated by our Maker Space Specialist, Mike. All ages are welcome! 
 
Healthy Food Mystery Boxes
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the Field Station 
Use your senses to explore a wide variety of textures and scents in our fruit and veggie sensory boxes with Meg. 

Pottery Glazing
2–4 p.m. in the Wonder Corner
Glaze your own ceramic creation or choose from a variety of pre-made pieces. After glazing, the Museum fires your ceramic piece in our kiln, which causes the glazes to harden and change color, so they are darker, brighter, and very shiny. Now your masterpiece is food safe and waterproof too. Prices start at $3 for pre-made pieces. Price includes piece, glazing and firing. If you are glazing your own creation, the cost to glaze will be the same cost as it was to fire. Glazed pieces are available for pick up one week after creation. 


MONDAYS

Tool Time
10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Maker Studio
Learn to safely use saws, drills, and other exciting tools to design and build your own projects from recycled materials. Join us for advanced tinkering and building activities facilitated by our Maker Space Specialist, Mike. All ages are welcome! 

Pottery Glazing
10 a.m.–noon in the Wonder Corner
Glaze your own ceramic creation or choose from a variety of pre-made pieces. After glazing, the Museum fires your ceramic piece in our kiln, which causes the glazes to harden and change color, so they are darker, brighter, and very shiny. Now your masterpiece is food safe and waterproof too. Prices start at $3 for pre-made pieces. Price includes piece, glazing, and firing. If you are glazing your own creation, the cost to glaze will be the same cost as it was to fire. Glazed pieces are available for pick up one week after creation. 


TUESDAY

Emotion Drawings
10 a.m.–noon in the Wonder Corner
We all have feelings. What do they look like? Come draw and talk about emotions. Children and adults are invited to join us to create art that reflects their unique experiences with emotions both positive and negative in a space where everyone is open to share their feelings.


WEDNESDAY

Microscope Explorers: Food Science
10 a.m.–noon in the Field Station
See food in a whole new way! Bring your curiosity and find out how different foods look at a microscopic level. We’ll collect our favorite food specimens and examine different textures, patterns, and colors using a handheld digital microscope.


THURSDAY

Gentle Music for Babies and Pre-toddlers with Mr. Ben
10–11 a.m. in the Treehouse
Music is magic for children’s cognitive development, lighting up different regions of their rapidly developing brains in ways that nothing else does.  Partnering with the Portland Children’s museum, Mr. Ben brings his music directly to the younger set. His songs and the energy of the show are geared towards babies in arms, pre-toddlers, and children of any age that engage with calmer energy.  
Artist Bio: Often credited with being one of the pioneers of Portland's burgeoning kindie music scene, Mr. Ben remains a staple and a favorite of any child who’s seen him perform.  He performs music with the intention of entertaining kids and their grownups, making sure that everyone can enjoy the experience together.
 
Pottery Glazing
10 a.m.–noon in the Wonder Corner
Glaze your own ceramic creation or choose from a variety of pre-made pieces. After glazing, the Museum fires your ceramic piece in our kiln, which causes the glazes to harden and change color, so they are darker, brighter, and very shiny. Now your masterpiece is food safe and waterproof too. Prices start at $3 for pre-made pieces. Price includes piece, glazing and firing. If you are glazing your own creation, the cost to glaze will be the same cost as it was to fire. Glazed pieces are available for pick up one week after creation. 


FRIDAY

Pottery Glazing 
10 a.m.–noon in the Wonder Corner
Glaze your own ceramic creation or choose from a variety of pre-made pieces. After glazing, the Museum fires your ceramic piece in our kiln, which causes the glazes to harden and change color, so they are darker, brighter, and very shiny. Now your masterpiece is food safe and waterproof too. Prices start at $3 for pre-made pieces. Price includes piece, glazing and firing. If you are glazing your own creation, the cost to glaze will be the same cost as it was to fire. Glazed pieces are available for pick up one week after creation.

Be Prepared Pouches
1:30–3 p.m. in the Wonder Corner
Make your own first aid or preparedness pouch. After decorating your pouch, you’ll get some important items to put inside that every emergency kit should include. 


SATURDAY

Yoga Animal Stretches & Storytime 
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. in the East Studio
Join Rabia for a playful yoga session for all ages and abilities. We’ll stretch like our favorite animals, practice breathing techniques, and listen to stories during this active Storytime. 

Pottery Glazing
2–4 p.m. in the Wonder Corner
Glaze your own ceramic creation or choose from a variety of pre-made pieces. After glazing, the Museum fires your ceramic piece in our kiln, which causes the glazes to harden and change color, so they are darker, brighter, and very shiny. Now your masterpiece is food safe and waterproof too. Prices start at $3 for pre-made pieces. Price includes piece, glazing and firing. If you are glazing your own creation, the cost to glaze will be the same cost as it was to fire. Glazed pieces are available for pick up one week after creation. 

Upcoming Schedule

March 02, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 03, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 04, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 05, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 06, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 07, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 08, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 09, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 10, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March 11, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm