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This June is Heroes Month and Portland Children's Museum is celebrating heroes of all ages and sizes. This month the Museum offers a variety of craft activities, storytimes, and outdoor activities about celebrating heroes and being your own.


SPECIAL GUEST PROGRAMMING

Red Yarn: Folksongs & Puppetry for Families
June 7, 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.

Community Heroes: KIDS Team Ambulance
June 9 & 30, 10 a.m.–noon on the Museum patio
Meet some outstanding pediatric care providers and explore an ambulance up close with KIDS Teams, the mobile ICU from Randall Children’s Hospital.

Micah & Me: Toddler Dance Party
June 14, 11 a.m. in the Theater
Come dance and sing along with Micah & Me! Micah & Me host toddler dance parties regularly throughout the Portland Metro area and they have an uncommon ability to connect with those young at heart!

Penny’s Puppets
June 15, 11 a.m. in the Theater
Join us for a joyful live performance that uses puppets, story, and song to ignite the imagination and fill the Theater will 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!

Pride Day
June 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. throughout the Museum
Come visit us as we join Portland in celebrating Pride weekend! Our Sunday event will include a very special Drag Queen Storytime and art activities in our Maker studio. Studios

Community Heroes: Fire Station 16
June 16, 11:00 a.m.–noon
Meet the firefighters of Fire Station 16! Get up close to a real fire truck, learn important safety tips for having fun and staying safe this summer, and get to know our special guests and local heroes. 
 
Clay Slip-and-Slide
June 21, 10 a.m.–noon & June 28, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in Outdoor Adventure
Come get messy and play with clay slip for a sensational sensory experience! Slip is a mixture of clay and lots of water. It’s fun to touch, squish, splash, and swirl. For this special event, we are moving the Clay Studio outdoors and making a giant batch of slip for a one-of-a-kind sensory play experience. Sensory play is important for child development and encourages children to explore and learn about the world around them through their senses. This sensory activity helps cognitive growth, language development, problem solving, and social interaction.  
 
Eagle Sun King/ Tony Ramirez
June 22, 11 a.m. in the Theater
 First generation artist from Mid-City, Los Angeles and now Portland, Oregon. Eagle Sun King/Tony Ramirez ties in his inspiration from the folkloric roots of Latin America and his inner-city upbringing together through sound. Sounds like traveling from the rivers, beaches, to the mountains all over the Americas. Eagle Sun King is also a part of Portland’s very own "Orquestra Pacifico Tropical" known for their modern approach to the dance and sound of Cumbia music in the Pacific Northwest. Please join us as he helps us celebrate mother earth with songs about nature. Bilingual Spanish/English.
 
Ice Sculpting Demo
June 23, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in Outdoor Adventure 
We are proud to present artist James Stugart of ICEovation, who will create a giant ice sculpture in Outdoor Adventure before your eyes. Starting with a large ice block, James will use tools to chip and sculpt away the ice to reveal an amazing sculptural creation. Come meet James, ask him about ice sculpting, and watch this exciting artist process in action. Free.

Superhero Day
June 29, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Send up the signal in the sky, it’s time for Superhero Celebration! Dust off your super costume and unite with other caped crusaders at the Museum. Meet out-of-this-world guests, Portland Superhero Coalition, and participate in a variety of fun activities to test your superhuman powers. Don't forget your camera; this will be an event to remember!


EVERYDAY

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. 


SUNDAYS

Cape Making
10 a.m.–noon in the East Studio
The signal is in the sky! Come create your own personalized superhero cape with Leslie and Maddy, then go forth and do great deeds! 3$ fee for materials

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

Pop-Up Painting
10 a.m.–noon in the Maker Studio 
Join us for adventures with paint facilitated by our Maker Space Specialist, Riley. 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.  

Comic Creations
1:30–3:30 p.m. in Wonder Corner
Let your imagination run wild as you create your own comic! Learn about the different parts of a comic from Illustrator Maddy Engelfied and get inspired by her favorite comic book characters.


TUESDAYS

Pop-Up Painting
10 a.m.–noon in the Maker Studio 
Join us for adventures with paint facilitated by our Maker Space Specialist, Riley. All ages are welcome! 


WEDNESDAYS

Super Senses Mystery Boxes
10:30–11:30 a.m. in the Field Station 
Use your super senses to explore a variety of textures in our sensory boxes with Meg. Hone your intuitive powers to sleuth the mysteries inside each box. 


THURSDAYS

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.  

Marvelous Monoprinting
1–3 p.m. in the Wonder Corner
Create beautiful prints with Rabia using gel printing plates. We’ll play with stencils and stamps, colorful paints, and a variety of textured paper to pull amazing prints. Feeling inspired? Transform your print into a bookmark, card, or journal to give as a gift to someone marvelous in your life.  


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.  

Tree of Heroes
1:30–3 p.m. in Outdoor Adventure
Join us in honoring the heroes who touch our lives and inspire us by adding their names or sharing their stories to the Zoom Tree.


SATURDAY

Heroes Storytime
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. in the Treehouse 
Gather round for Storytime at Portland Children’s Museum as we read books about all types of heroes big and small! Storytime features children’s books enjoyed by children of all ages and their caregivers read aloud by Museum Staff. 

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

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