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Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22  •  9 a.m.–5 p.m.

We hear it all the time. Adults who visit the Museum with children want to come back with just their friends! Well, now you have a chance to be a part of the excitement. 

Music Makers Month celebrates the joy of creating music together! This month encourages the playful exploration of sound and rhythm using the whole body and all our senses.

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“Play is how we make sense of the world.” — Nate, age 10, an @opalschoolportland student 🐙

The Museum’s 2016-17 Artist-in-Residence @gesinekratzner, 🐊 an illustrator & animator, 🦕 guided children in a MONSTROUSLY 🦔 good time.

Together they brought imaginative characters to life through 3d sculptural forms. On display at the Museum!
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#portlandchildrensmuseum #pdxcm #pdxkids #pdxfamily #childrensmuseum #monsterart #kidsart #youtharts #pdxart #keepportlandweird #portlandia #makersgonnamake #gesinekratzner #acrylicpaint #makerkids #clay #3dsculpture #claysculpture #papiermache #pnwkids #pnwart #youtharts Makin’ a MasterPEACE in the Clay Studio!✌🏻On Friday mornings, Floor Staff Member Paula (left) assists Clay Studio Specialist Jenny.

Paula answers visitor questions & keeps the studio tidy. The tray in front of her holds a family of clay snowmen ready to be fired.

Fun Fact: 📸 Paula adores photos & requested this one of her & Jenny each clad in black & white stripes!
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#portlandchildrensmuseum #pdxcm #childrensmuseum #museumstaff #clay #explorewashingtonpark #pdxnow #claystudio #clay #makersgonnamake #claylife #portlandor #pdxpipeline #pdxkids #pdxavsquad #kidsmuseum #pdxfamily #pdxmakers #pdxceramics #museumlife #pnwmakers #pdxcommunity #makersmovement #ceramics #peacesign BUILDING🎤BRIDGES Family Music Festival (SEPT. 21 & 22): 1 WEEK from this Sat. & Sun.! Skip the line. Click link in bio to buy ADVANCE TIX.

Presenting Sponsor:‪ @pdxparent‬. With support from @nwkidsmagazine. Enjoy PDX ‪#kindie‬ music faves, plus national children's music groups in ONE FESTIVAL!

Sound on 🔊 for @alphabetrockers, @caspar.babypants, @123conandres, @heyjazzyash, @redyarnpdx, @aaronnigelsmith, @djlancerockog, @anjaliandthekid, @kukatonon & more!
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#pdxcm #alphabetrockers #portlandevents #portlandchildrensmuseum #buildingbridgespdx #pdxmusic #kindie #123andres #bilingualmusic #portlandoregon #travelportland #traveloregon #pdxmoms #pdxmom #pnwkids #pdxfamily #pdxpipeline #pdxmusicscene #pdxkids #pdxparent #pdxevents #pdxavsquad #childrensmuseum #explorewashingtonpark 𝐉𝐚𝐦 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐊𝐢𝐭 𝐆𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲: 🎶 Win a @loogguitars Mini! In celebration of BUILDING🎤BRIDGES  Family Music Festival (9/21-22), we’ve got a groooovy giveaway for your junior jammer!

To enter, answer this very important question: 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐣𝐚𝐦 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝?

Share your 𝐅𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐘 𝐉𝐀𝐌 𝐁𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐍𝐀𝐌𝐄 via an Instagram post (photos encouraged!) OR in the comments below by SEPT. 17. That’s 1️⃣ week from today!

You could win a mini acoustic #Loog instrument (valued at $79), 🎸 plus a tambourine, and a wooden egg maraca & bell rattle. ➡️ Scroll to view! All are child-sized for rockin' ease!

Tag @portlandchildrensmuseum in your post. Include #BuildingBridgesPDX.

Winner announced on SEPT. 19. ⚡️Help your music maker assemble a dream band!
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#portlandchildrensmuseum #loogguitars #giveaway #pdxnow #pdxcm #pdxmusic #pdxmusicscene #travelportland #pdxparent #pdxkids #traveloregon #youngmusician #pdxmom #youthmusic #youngmusicians #kindie #pdxmoms #pdxfamily #portlandkids #musiced #musiceducation #acousticguitar #musicphotography #portlandmusic #portlandmusicscene #portlandor #pnwkids #pnwfamily 𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐊𝐄𝐓 𝐆𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐘: 🎟️ Enter to win (2️⃣) TIX to Grown-ups’ Night Out—our adult-only night of revelry on Saturday, OCT. 5 (7–10 pm).
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This year’s theme is 𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐃𝐈𝐑𝐓𝐘! To enter, tag your 𝐌𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐄𝐒𝐓 friend in the comments below. Deadline: Saturday, SEPT. 21.
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Who would most delight in making a MESS-terpiece with activities like a Mud Tub 🛁 Scavenger Hunt, Splatter Painting, & a Sand Castle 🏰 Building Competition.
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For More Dirt: portlandcm.org/grownups.
Winner Announced Online: SEPT. 25.
One entry per person.
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#portlandchildrensmuseum #pdxcm #pdxparent #pdxmom #pdxmoms #pdxmama #pdxdad #pdxgrownups #pdxevents #thingstodoinpdx #happeninginpdx #portlandor #explorewashingtonpark #ticketgiveaway #pdxnow #pdxevents #pdxevent #portlandmom #youcaninportland #pdxdrinks OUTDOOR 🌳 ADVENTURE: Late Open for Saturday (9/7)! Due to a special event TOMORROW, Sept. 7, the outdoor play space (only) will open at 11 AM.

Enjoy your other favorite exhibits throughout the Museum until our 1.3 acres of nature-based fun is rarin' to go!
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#portlandchildrensmuseum #pdxcm #pdxparent #pdxfamily #pdxmoms #pdxmom #pdxkids #outdoorplay #pnwkids #pnwfamily #pnwfamilies #portlandkids #portlandoregon #playfulinquiry #outdoorplay #pdxevents #pdxweekend #pdxnow #explorewashingtonpark Hooray! 📣 The Museum RE-OPENS today, Friday (9/6)! Baby Garden Update: The area is *partially* reopen as we make way for Sprout 🌱 Spot, a new birth—three experience.
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➡️ SATURDAY (9/7): ⬅️ Late opening for Outdoor 🌳 Adventure! Due to a special event, our outdoor play space will be rarin’ to go at 11 AM tomorrow!
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#portlandchildrensmuseum #pdxcm #pdxparent #pdxparents #pdxnow #pdxfamily #pdxmom #pdxmoms #pdxdad #explorewashingtonpark #childrensmuseum #travelportland #traveloregon #portlandoregon #playfulinquiry #playtolearn #reggioemiliaapproach #portlandmom #portlandfamily #waterplay #happeninginpdx #pdxmama #pdxtoddlermom BUILDING 🎤 BRIDGES Family Music Festival—SEPT. 21 & 22: 🥁 Skip the line! Click link in bio to buy TIX in advance: portlandcm.org/festival. Just $4 for Museum members!

Join ➡️ Presenting Sponsor @pdx_parent & supporters @nwkidsmagazine & @allclassicalportland’s new children's radio station @ican.listen, for live music, dance & interactive play featuring 20+ performers  including:

@alphabetrockers, #CasparBabypants, @123conandres, @heyjazzyash, @redyarnpdx, @aaronnigelsmith, @djlancerockog & many more!
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#portlandchildrensmuseum #pdxcm #pdxfamily #pdxparent #pdxkids #pdxmoms #pdxmom #pdxmusic #pdxmusicscene #kindie #kindiemusic #kidsmusic #musickids #traveloregon #travelportland #explorewashingtonpark #happeninginpdx #livemusicpdx #alphabetrockers #portlandmusic #pnwmusic #portlandmusicscene #duallanguage #pdxevents #buildingbridgespdx