Portland Children's Museum, Portland

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  • When my kids were under 6 they loved going here. Lots of hands on play for the kids. Now that they are a bit older they prefer places like OMSI  more »
  • My 4.5 years old son love this place. We’ve been taking him to Portland Children’s museum since he was 1 year old 1 to 2x a year. Lots of educational materials available for kids, they do have classes...  more »
  • It is an excellent site where you can share with children, also can be Varis interacting with different games that one finds in this place.
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  • Wonderful, amazing place for children! They have a little something for every kid here and if you happen to have SNAP or assistance benefits, it's only $1 per person (kids are people and so are you). Even if your child isn't into it at first (mine wasn't), I can almost guarantee that they will be begging you to stay by the time you're ready to leave (or they close). It's not a daycare, so you do need to watch your own child while here and you may as well get engaged with them in their experience while you're at it. I would also seriously recommend taking the MAX (public transportation light rail) here instead of parking because it can be hard to find a spot and it's kind of expensive, but the do share a parking area with the many other goodies to be found at Washington Park, so unless you have a ton of people and a large vehicle making it necessary to park, just take the train and save some gas and frustration.
  • We love this place and come at least couple times a week as members. Lots of fun activities for kids to do and by the time we leave both kids are tired and ready for a nap (score!). I know people say it's overpriced but if you get a membership and go couple times a week it's definitely worth it.
  • This was one of the most wonderful Children's museums I have been to. I have taken my children to Children's museums from coast to coast. This one had something for all ages and for all interests. They had tractors that the kids could scoop "dirt." A place the children could sing and sell popcorn to their parents. Children cried when it was time to leave.
  • This museum would benefit from separating some of the areas by age. In the “groundwork” area, I watched several older kids almost mow down some toddlers with shovels. The water area was fun, but when you have very excited bigger kids shoving 1 year olds aside to get to water table toys, it’s enough to give any parent anxiety. The imaginative play shopping and dining area was a hot mess with food strewn everywhere despite the fact that staffers were continuously cleaning it up. We won’t be rushing back here any time soon.
  • Great place to take toddlers and preschoolers. Kinda spendy entrance fee, even with military discount I paid $42 for 2 kids and 2 adults, hence the 4 star rating... The food prices are a bit more reasonable. Fun place to play once in a while if you can afford it. Lot's of fun educational stations for kids to play and learn, and plenty of benches for adults to sit and rest and stare at their phones. Ha ha.
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