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Portland Children's Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A wonderful place to take your under 10 kids.

Did you know most Portland and Suburbs libraries have family passes you can check out for this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna N
Tigard, Oregon
via mobile
Fun day

It was raining the day we were going to go to the zoo. When we pulled into the parking lot we... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Burlington, Iowa
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Specialties A museum's name tells you a lot about what it treasures. You hear the name--art museum, history museum, automobile museum--and you immediately know what you'll find there: objects, rare and wonderful; encounters with the unusual; beauty...more
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4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2759
+1 503-223-6500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did you know most Portland and Suburbs libraries have family passes you can check out for this? Call way ahead to reserve it. From shopping to how things work, your littles will have a blast. Bring a sack lunch or snack. They will sleep in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Donna N
Reviewed 1 December 2018

It was raining the day we were going to go to the zoo. When we pulled into the parking lot we looked over and saw Portland Children's Museum. So we switched gears and took our great nieces and nephew tot he museum. We were there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank smkymtngrl
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

I was blown away by our first visit to the children’s museum. There was so much to do and my kids loved every minute of it. We could’ve stayed all day. There are both indoor and outdoor areas to explore and really nothing is off...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alyssa T
Reviewed 31 August 2018

It's a great place for kids, especially for those who love toys and crafts. As others have pointed out, it is expensive when you have to pay for 2 adults plus kids. Allow for 2-3 hours of play time to get your money's worth. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GailofIowa
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Excellent place for kids to enjoy so many and varied activities! The constantly interactive environment allows children of all ages to be involved while parents, grandparents, etc. relax and enjoy some active involvement or just allow the ever present well trained docents to "guide" the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joyw112
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We visited today - what a nice museum - we didn't even get to finish looking around it as our kids were totally involved in the water room which was really fun. This is a lovely spot and one worth visiting for sure. I saw...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thegoodegg
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The kids had fun, no doubt, but for $51 USD, I was expecting a lot more. I would skip this next time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 2elvyn
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Fun watching our 3 and 5 year old run around from one section to another. They really enjoyed their time. We spent an hour here before heading next door to the Oregon Zoo. Probably 90 mins is the right amount of time to stay. Lots...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bigfinklefan
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Been to Portland Children's Museum multiple times. Good for toddlers. If beyond that, will find it boring since it doesn't seem to have changed over the years. The visit this time gave me the impression that it has closed out certain sections and some areas...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Luther N
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We are visiting from Houston, which has a phenomenal children's museum downtown and some stellar satellite locations in the suburbs. We decided to head to the Portland Children's Museum on a Wednesday morning. At $11 per person (2 adults and an 18 month old), perhaps...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Rashna B
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2 September 2018|
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Response from GailofIowa | Reviewed this property |
Yes..a 16 month old would enjoy the water room, the train room and the construction zone areas. But, a 16 month child is easily entertained. You might get more value spending your money on a backyard pool, sand box or... More
12 November 2015|
Response from Heidi S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. My best advice would be to call or email them with your question and someone should be able to assist you. Good luck!