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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Splat the Cat: Meet & Greet
July 12–July 21 at select Storytimes
The beloved book character Splat the Cat is ready for his next big adventure while never forgetting his all-important cat lessons.  This Harpers Collins published book, Splat the Cat, written by Rob Scotton is guaranteed to bring adventure and humor to your next Storytime.

Power of Play Month Launch Party
July 14, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
We’re celebrating PGE’s Power of Play month at the Portland Children’s Museum with a small kickoff party and a whole lot of clean energy fun for the whole family. With activities including a scavenger hunt, mascot visits, and more, we’ll learn about clean energy and how to make the world a brighter place.

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration
July 20, 10 a.m.–noon
Come celebrate with us as we make, learn, explore and get inspired by the majesty of the moon. Activities will include artmaking in the Clay studio and Maker studio, story times and rocket launching in Outdoor Adventure.
 
BodyVox
July 21, 11 a.m.–noon in the Theater
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.  
 
Penny’s Puppets
July 27, 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! 

Ghostbusters Slime Making Party
July 28, noon–2 p.m. in the Theater
Come join our local Ghostbusters team as they lead a slime making activity for all the kids.


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 supports their imagination and creativity.  


SUNDAYS

Stomp Rockets
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in Outdoor Adventure 
Initiate countdown, jump, and... BLAST OFF! Use your body to send rockets high up in the air in Outdoor Adventure 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

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.  

Flower Power
1:30–3 p.m. in the Wonder Corner
Come create a beautiful arrangement using natural materials! We’ll use the power of our imaginations and a steam iron to seal our artwork in wax paper.  


TUESDAYS

Ready, Aim, Archery!
1–3 p.m. in Outdoor Adventure 
Bring your adventurous spirit and practice using a bow and arrow to hit a target with Leslie.


WEDNESDAYS

Batteries and Toys: Reimagine, Recycle
1:30–3 p.m. in the Maker Studio
Explore how your favorite toys work by taking them apart! With the help of screwdrivers, wire cutters, and alligator clips, we’ll be asking some of our old & broken toys to share their stories with us. Makers will be encouraged to make thoughtful observations and guesses, exploring what makes these toys work and how we might be able to use them for brand new ideas. Using batteries, LED lights, and small motors, we’ll find ways to tinker our pieces back together, or create something completely new!


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.  


FRIDAYS

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.  

Nature Warriors: Paint, Play, Protect
1–3 p.m. in the Wonder Corner
Become a Nature Warrior, a defender of the environment with Grace. Practice your recycling skills in a relay game, add your mark to our collaborative mural inspired by a different endangered animal each week, and explore how you can inspire others to be kind and care for the environment too.  


SATURDAYS

FUNdamentals of Clay
10:30–11:30 a.m. in the Clay Studio
Learn the basic techniques for building with clay with one of our resident clay experts! Each week we will explore a different way to create with clay. Regular firing and take-home fees apply. Fired pieces are available for pick-up in 2 weeks.

Plein Air Painting
1:30–3 p.m. in Outdoor Adventure
Get inspired by beauty in nature with Rabia! Experiment with colors and light in the traditional style of painting outdoors on an easel. 

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

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