Museums

  • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) – One of the nation’s top 10 science museums, it contains five exhibit halls and eight science labs. Kids love it!
    http://www.omsi.edu, on Facebook.
  • Portland Children’s Museum – Tons of fun for both young and old.
    http://www.portlandcm.org, on Facebook.
  • Kidd’s Toy Museum – Home for a lifetime collection of toys. If you want to show kids what toys used to look like this is the place.
    http://www.kiddstoymuseum.com/ 
  • World Forestry Center – A 20,000 square foot museum located in Portland’s beautiful Washington Park. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, you’ll marvel at the intricate hand carvings and grand entry outside, and delight in all new exhibits inside.
    http://www.worldforestry.org/ , on Facebook.
  • Oregon History Museum – As the steward of Oregon’s history, the Oregon Historical Society educates, informs, and engages the public through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the past.
    http://www.ohs.org/
  • Portland Art Museum – Offers a wide variety of opportunities including tours, demonstrations, performances, story time, and hands-on activities designed to foster art appreciation and spark creativity in young visitors. Info about Family & Children Events and on Facebook.
  • Historic Belmont Firehouse – Tours by appointment Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri – Open House Wed 9 am – 3pm – Safety Saturday, 2nd Sat of each month 9 am – 3pm. Visitors can slide down a fire pole, sit in the fire engine cab, listen in on 9-1-1 call, see fire fighting tools, and tour Portland’s firefighting history. For more information check out their website.
  • Oregon Maritime Museum – For 30 years the Oregon Maritime Museum has educated and engaged the community. They are located in the historic steamer Portland, which is moored on the Willamette in Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon. You can find them off SW Naito Parkway at the foot of SW Pine Street, between the Morrison and Burnside Bridges. For more info go to their website, or Facebook.
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