Portland, OR. The Portland Children’s Museum has welcomed more than 4 million visitors since opening in 1946 and now hosts more than 300,000 people a year. One group that’s especially enthusiastic visits courtesy of the Autism Society of Oregon. On the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, autistic kids are special guests at the museum. A quieter, calmer, low-sensory playtime is open exclusively to families with children who experience disability. Friends and siblings are also welcome and no registration is required. It’s a program called Friends and Family Access Play and it will take place on July 17th this month. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

The Portland Children’s Museum is open from 9 to 5 almost every day, year round and features special exhibits.

Exhibits and programs are designed for children aged 0-12. The Pet Hospital exhibit has everything kids need to explore animal health.

Portland Children’s Museum is located off Highway 26 in Washington Park, across from Oregon Zoo. 

From Portland Children’s Museum:

We believe that children are interested in things worth knowing about. We are dedicated to making visible the ways children think, imagine, design, invent, and create when given intelligent materials including the tools of the arts and sciences.


4015 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
(503) 223-6500

Hours: Museum: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Clay Studio: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Maker Studio: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Story Time: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Pottery Glazing:
Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays
10 a.m.-noon

Saturdays & Sundays 
2-4 p.m.

Phone: 503-471-9914
Website: portlandcm.org