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Portland Children’s Museum

4015 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, Oregon 97201 USA

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“imagination, creativity and the wonder of learning”

The Museum opened as the “Junior Museum and Adventure House,” and programs included natural history displays, arts and crafts classes, and a pet lending library! As research on children’s early learning expanded in the 1970s, the Museum’s focus shifted to one of hands-on, experience-based learning.  Though much has changed, arts and crafts like those taught in the 1940s continue to delight children and families today.The Downtown Portland Rotary spearheaded a capital campaign that raised $10 million to move the Museum to Washington Park in 2001. This successful effort led to the renovation of the old OMSI building, a space five times the size of the former Lair Hill location. With the help from Rotary and a successful partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation that continues today, the new facility endowed the Museum with accessible program areas, space for a café and store, and a large amount of new exhibit space, a traveling exhibit hall and performance areas. At the same time, the Museum became officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Reviewed by
Joshua Smibert

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July 05, 2014
Rated 5.0

A surprisingly well stocked Art Museum for this smaller city - there are a few of Monet's original works, a Van Gogh and a brilliant Train Heist Portrait from NC Wyeth in the North American gallery upstairs. We have had the chance to attend a few of their special showings, including their bicycle and Samurai exhibitions. Overall its a great Art Museum and well worth getting a annual pass for the special exhibitions.

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Derek Neuland

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August 29, 2014
Rated 4.0

Easily one of the best art museums i've ever been to. The permanent collections are great, but they also host a myriad of great events and traveling exhibits. My favorite was when they had a huge collection of M.C. Escher's work on display. To see his original wood blocks that he hand carved to make his art was truly breathtaking.

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Travel Oregon

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June 17, 2015

One of the 25 largest museums in the country, the Portland Art Museum showcases impressive touring exhibitions and permanent collections of American, European, Asian, Native American, and contemporary art. With over 35,000 works of art, it is the region's most comprehensive visual arts resource.

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Portland Children’s Museum

4015 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, Oregon
97201 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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