Trip Planner:   USA  /  Oregon  /  Portland  /  Portland Children's Museum

Portland Children's Museum, Portland

4.2
#2 of 12 in Childrens Museums in Oregon
Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Create an itinerary including Portland Children's Museum
Portland Children's Museum was a children's museum located in Portland's Washington Park, adjacent to the Oregon Zoo. Founded in 1946, Portland Children's Museum was the sixth oldest children's museum in the world and the oldest West of the Mississippi. The 50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2) museum received over a quarter of a million visits from children and their families every year. It was a non-profit organization with tax-exempt status and member of the Association of Children's Museums. In March 2021, the museum announced it would permanently close at the end of June, due to the financial loss brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For travelers who use our world travel planner, Portland holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Portland Children's Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Source
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Portland Children's Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
354 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • We were very disappointed. The museum now has a policy of requiring a "reservation" so that you have a 3-hour block of museum time. We had our reservation, and stood in line for at least 20 minutes.....  more
    We were very disappointed. The museum now has a policy of requiring a "reservation" so that you have a 3-hour block of museum time. We had our reservation, and stood in line for at least 20 minutes.....  more »
  • This place is part museum, part exploritoriam, part science lab, part library, part playground, part theater, a 100% engaging, educational and throughly enjoyable. 
    This place is part museum, part exploritoriam, part science lab, part library, part playground, part theater, a 100% engaging, educational and throughly enjoyable.  more »
Google
  • I only visited outside ..it was closed on a Sunday..After being dissappointed arriving at the Zoo..paid to park All Day to get to the gate to be told They Are Sold Out For The Day..Purchase Tickets Online Everyone..
  • We visited Portland Children's Museum last spring with our 18 month old and we've been dying to revisit! The water room was a big hit. Its smaller than I expected but offers so much in the way of physical activity, education, socialization, fine and gross motor skills and entertainment. My family will be returning as soon as we can!

Plan your trip to Portland

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.