Portland Children’s Museum

Less a museum and more of a series of very well designed thematic play zones, Portland Children's Museum offers a lot of fun and variety, especially for smaller children.

2
hours of fun

Open

Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Pros

  • Wide variety of play activities from pretend shopping and veterinary care through ceramics, drama and reading and much more besides.
  • All children seem to find something to amuse them; lots of smiling faces.

Cons

  • Often very busy.
  • $10 per person, large or small.
  • Aimed at smaller children – tops out at about 7.
  • Needling, pressing, constant desire to douse self in hand sanitizer. Might just be me.

in the area

It’s right next door to the Zoo and the World Forestry Center, and just up the hill from the playground at Washington Park and the Japanese Garden.

if you like this…

There’s more indoor educational fun to be had next door at the World Forestry Center and over the river at OMSI. Less educationally, Playdate PDX and G6 Airpark also offer indoor play.

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Posted: March 20, 2015.

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4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR [Google map].

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