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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Oregon Jewish Museum
Oregon Jewish Museum

724 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209   Directions

(503) 226-3600


Learn about Jewish history and culture at the Oregon Jewish Museum. Along with an extensive archive collection, the museum hosts several exhibits including traveling features. Some of the exhibitions showcased include Transport – Works by Henk Pander and Esther Podemski and The Dawn of Tomorrow: Oregon Jews and Woman Suffrage.

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry

1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214   Directions

(503) 797-4000


Explore the realm of science and the world of industry at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry. The exhibits and attractions here bring various aspects of both subjects to life. Check out features like the planetarium, the Turbine Hall, the Life Sciences Hall, the Science Playground, and the OMNIMAX Theater.

Portland Art Museum
Portland Art Museum

1237 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205   Directions

(503) 226-2811


Explore the world of fine arts through the galleries at the Portland Art Museum. As you walk through, you'll see works in a variety of media, including paintings, sculpture, installations, photography, mixed media and more. Highlights include the Schnitzer Sculpture Court and the Crumpacker Family Library.

Portland Children's Museum
Portland Children's Museum

4015 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97221   Directions

(503) 223-6500


You and the kids will learn a lot as you explore the exhibits and attractions at the Portland Children's Museum. The exhibits here encourage touching, playing and experiencing education first hand. Some of the features include Building Bridgetown, The Clay Studio, Pet Hospital, Play It Again Theater, and Twilight Trail, among others.

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