When is Portland Children's Museum open?
The Museum is open every day from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Occasionally, the Museum has closures or special hours. Please visit the CALENDAR before your next visit.

What are the Museum's policies, terms, and conditions? 
We've posted them here.

How much does parking cost? 
$1.60/hour; $4.00 All Day (October–March); $6.40 All Day (April–September). Parking can be paid at any pay station throughout Washington Park. There are also pay stations in front of each venue that take payment. Because the parking area is run by Portland Parks and Recreation, and not the Museum, all visitors who use the provided parking, including members, must pay. Up-to-date information can be found at washingtonparkpdx.org/parking.

I am an adult and I would like to visit the Museum myself. May I?
Please note that Portland Children’s Museum exhibits and programs are designed for children aged 0-12, with the following admission policy:
•Adults (age 16+) must be accompanied by a child (age 0-12); siblings of that child age 13-15 are welcome.
•Parents under age 16 are welcome with their own children.
•Adults unaccompanied by children are welcome to visit with advance arrangements. Please call 503.471.9911.
•For the safety of all our guests, caregivers and their children must remain together at all times.
•The Museum reserves the right to refuse admission.

How do you get to the Museum? 
We’re located off Highway 26 in Washington Park, across from Oregon Zoo. Check out our Map and Directions page for more info.

May we celebrate our child’s birthday at the Museum? 
We love to have children visit the Museum on their birthday! For the comfort of all our visitors, the Museum cannot accommodate unscheduled parties in the lobby. Please check out our Birthday page to book your celebration.

Where can we buy Museum merchandise? 
Our motto? "If it’s on the floor, it’s in the store!" Museum-to-Go kits, puppets, plush toys, dozens of items by Melissa & Doug, art supplies, and more are available. Check out online merchandise here.

Are strollers allowed in the Museum? 
We reserve the right to request that any stroller not be allowed on the Museum floor. Exceptions will be considered by Museum personnel.

Where can we enjoy a snack or lunch? 
Sample some of the healthy options at our café, The Counter @ The Museum. We also provide tables in the front lobby, and in Outdoor Adventure's Overlook for familes, children with caregivers and paying customers at our café. The Museum cannot accommodate eating spaces for unscheduled groups. Please call our Sales Coordinator at 503-471-9911 to book a lunch or snack space. 

Do you have a coat check or a place to put my personal items?
We do not have a coat check, however free lockers are available for easy access to belongings.
Do you have an area for nursing?
Yes. Please inquire at the front desk about our nursing areas.
May I bring my pet to the Pet Hospital?
The Museum welcomes service animals with a vest or other official identification; other animals or pets are not allowed except as part of Museum programs. 
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
  • Dogs or therapy animals whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals according to ADA, even with a doctor's note.
How do I make a donation request for my organization?
Portland Children’s Museum is happy to consider donation requests for charitable auctions, special give-aways and similar events. Please print, complete, and mail request form with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Click here to download Donation Request Form. Please follow all directions so that we may fulfill your request.