Portland Children’s Museum, Portland, Oregon

4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, Oregon 97221

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Address: 4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, Oregon 97221

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Phone: 503-223-6500
URL: http://www.portlandcm.org/
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Price: Adults & Children (1-54): $9; Children under 1: Free; Seniors (55+) and Active Military: $8

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  • Visited: March 2013
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2013
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The best kids Museum I have even been to

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Great for ages 3-9, wouldn't recommend to take older kids there. The Zoo and the Tree museum are within the same area, so you can plan an entire day there. Museum fee: $10/kid/adult, parking $4.

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Submitted by: David R.

This place is through the looking glass - in ways both good and slightly crazed. Pros: - Great variety of activities, from the water room to the pretend grocery store and deli, to the clay room and dig pit (naming about 1/2 the stops), meaning that every visit can be different according to that day's moods and interests. - Staff are friendly and genuinely seem to like kids. - It's clean -- we've been to some neighborhood indoor play parks that are crazy grungy.  I'm all in favor of building up antibodies, but.... - Low-cost weekly classes for kids (yoga, dance, messy painting, etc) are fun and give the wee one a chance to meet some new kids. - Weekdays are generally mellow.  If you come on the weekend, come ...

Submitted by: Vanessa D.

My 18-month old absolutely loved this place! He particularly enjoyed the Vroom Room with the large train set, the Grasshopper Grocery & Butterfly Bistro, and the Baby's Garden with the fish tank and waterbed. They have a lot of other great exhibits like the Pet Hospital and Waterworks which are really detailed and cool. Even my sister, who is 28 years old, was just as excited as my son about how cool and fun everything was. They have a lot of interactive art rooms which my son was too old to do at the time, but I am looking forward to trying when we come visit in the future. This is a great place to visit for the day, especially if you get a rainy day in Portland (which never happens, haha). They have a cafe...

Submitted by: Ava P.

Yes, it's called the "Children's" museum, but really, this place, in all its interactive glory, is best suited for 2-6 year olds. My sons are 3.5 and ~2 and right now we are totally enjoying the museum. The weather in Portland requires taking kids to indoor play places 9 months of the year, and this is one of the best. Pros: Lots of vignettes for the kids to play in / enjoy. Dig Pit / Water Works / Grocery Store / Cafe = our favorites. Rotating exhibit every few months provides the kids with something new to do for 15 minutes of your visit (that's about how long they last at each spot). Cons: Super crowded on weekends. Summer / school groups sometimes mean older kids that have no business being in Dig Pit / ...

Submitted by: Susan B.

We discovered this place 2 years ago on one of our mini vacations to Portland and it is a "must experience" if you have kids. It may be our 4 year old daughter's very favorite place to play -ever! Everything here is meant to be touched and played with.  When asked what we should do on our last day here, she begged to do the museum AGAIN. It cost us $8/person. You get a discount if you mention that you took public transportation. Things she had to try twice (in this order) were: -water pipes, rubber ducky races -grocery store/diner (she made me a big sandwich and some coffee) -construction site (blocks, plumbing, locks) -magnetic blocks and gears -camping center with a tent and play fire. (there was also a pl...

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