Category Archives: portland children’s museum

BOOK REVIEW: Arrow to Alaska: A Pacific Northwest Adventure & Portland events in April

Last year we shared about a new book for children from Seattle-based artist Hannah Viano, S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet. Viano’s beautiful paper-cut art combined with learning about Pacific Northwest natural history made for a handsome little … Continue reading

Posted in books, portland children's museum | 2 Comments

My review of Outdoor Adventure in Metro Parent

In April I posted a review of the Portland Children Museum’s Outdoor Adventure. Since then I have written another review for Metro Parent magazine, and it’s now out in their August issue. You can read it online at the magazine’s … Continue reading

Posted in nature play, portland children's museum | Leave a comment

VIDEO: The Importance of Nature Play

Posted in audio/video, education, nature play, portland children's museum | 2 Comments

Our visit to the opening of Outdoor Adventure at Portland Children’s Museum

On April 22, Earth Day, my kids and I headed to the Portland Children’s Museum for the grand opening of their new nature-based play space, Outdoor Adventure. At more than an acre, the new permanent exhibit invites Portland’s youngest citizens to be … Continue reading

Posted in nature play, portland children's museum | 3 Comments

Grand Opening of Outdoor Adventure at PCM on April 22

Will you be there on April 22 (Earth Day) for the grand opening of the Portland Children’s Museum’s new huge nature-based play area, Outdoor Adventure? We will, and we’re excited to share what we think with you! We’ll go no … Continue reading

Posted in nature play, portland children's museum | Leave a comment

Portland Children’s Museum seeks donations to complete Outdoor Adventure

In June of last year, I mentioned that the Portland Children’s Museum in Washington Park is building an outdoor playground in this post about nature play areas in the Portland area. The project is fully underway, and you can catch … Continue reading

Posted in nature play, portland children's museum | Leave a comment

Summer is here, and so are summer camps

I realize this post is a little late, but for any parents who are still looking to sign their child(ren) up for summer camps, here are places in the Portland area with awesome nature-based programs. Be sure to contact each … Continue reading

Posted in "cooper mountain nature park", "oregon zoo", "tualatin river national wildlife refuge", "tualatin riverkeepers", audubon society of portland, camps, education, jackson bottom wetlands preserve, leach botanical garden, omsi, opal creek ancient forest center, outdoor school, portland children's museum, portland parks and recreation, summer, thprd, trackers earth pdx, tryon creek state park, tualatin hills nature park, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Upcoming nature events for Portland and region

Ladybug Nature Walks with Portland Parks & Recreation Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Garden Story and Strolls & Guided Nature Hikes (see pg. 14) at Tryon Creek State Park June 1st – Portland Children’s Museum is free from 4pm-8pm. Check … Continue reading

Posted in "tualatin river national wildlife refuge", astronomy, audubon society of portland, birds, botany, bug chicks, camping, education, fanno creek, insects, leach botanical garden, national get outdoors day, national trails day, nature art, omsi, oregon state parks, portland children's museum, portland parks and recreation, tryon creek state park, world forestry center | Leave a comment

Summer camps are on the horizon

Adventure WILD Summer Day Camp (supports Outdoor School) Audubon Society of Portland Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Oregon Zoo Portland Children’s Museum (some nature-based camps) Portland Parks & Recreation Trackers Earth PDX Tryon … Continue reading

Posted in "oregon zoo", "tualatin river national wildlife refuge", "tualatin riverkeepers", audubon society of portland, camps, education, omsi, opal creek ancient forest center, outdoor school, portland children's museum, portland parks and recreation, summer, trackers earth pdx, tryon creek state park, tualatin hills nature park, zenger farm | 1 Comment