It is with heavy hearts that we share a decision made on March 25, 2021 by the Board of Directors to permanently dissolve Portland Children’s Museum and Opal School, effective June 30, 2021. 

Due to the coronavirus, the Museum has been closed to the public for health and safety since March of 2020. Museum tickets are NOT on sale. Leading up to the dissolution on June 30, the campus will remain closed to the public—with the exception of areas used for Opal Beginning School in-person learning and Opal Charter School hybrid learning. 

Portland Children's Museum's lasting impact will live on through the creativity of countless families, children, educators, artists, and musicians who called the Museum and Opal School their second home

Membership Q&A:
Can my membership be refunded? 
No, memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. As a non-profit organization, your membership directly supported our mission and operations. We appreciate your understanding.

Will portions of memberships, not used due to the pandemic, be refunded? Weren’t memberships supposed to be extended? Memberships are nonrefundable as stated in our membership policy.

If you purchased your membership in March 2020 or later, during the time that the Museum closed due to COVID-19, we acknowledge your hardship and will refund your payment. Please submit your request here no later than April 30, 2021.

What happens to non-activated gift memberships? We are asking members and visitors to consider non-activated gift memberships a donation.

However, by law, you are entitled to a refund. Please make your refund request here no later than April 30, 2021.

Membership Terms & Conditions: 

  • All adults on the membership must show photo ID to gain admittance

  • Children and adults are considered named members

  • One named adult must be present with free guests

  • Memberships are non-transferrable and non-refundable

  • Membership benefits are subject to change

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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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