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Portland Children's Museum Opens New Exhibit - 09/21/18

Portland Children’s Museum Opens New Exhibit

DreamScape Opening in October


PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Children’s Museum is excited to announce the opening of their newest exhibit, DreamScape, on Friday, October 12, at 9 a.m. The renovated gallery welcomes families to ask ‘what do dreams look, feel, and sound like’ as they explore and tinker with new and recycled materials. Children and adults alike will delight in recognizing everyday objects repurposed to evoke and reimagine dreaming. This space features activities that play upon the darkness of night and the lightness of daydreaming, including a blacklight play zone, light-ribbon weaving area, and sand art light box. In addition, guests are asked to contemplate what inspires them with a reading area featuring stories of dreaming big, and a collaborative writing corner to share what dreams they have for the future.


“Dreams are universal, whether we’re asleep at night or daydreaming,” says Jeremiah Sazdanoff, Director of Museum Experience. “From an early age, dreams can produce powerful feelings of joy, uncertainty, and everything in between. Research tells us that we use our brains the same way whether we’re awake or asleep: to process information, construct narratives, and help make meaning of the world around us. DreamScape explores the playfulness and mysteriousness of what dreams can look like, feel like, and sound like. We hope the exhibit will help families explore what possibilities exist when our dreams come together for a better future.”


The DreamScape exhibit will be open from October 12, 2018, to January 6, 2019, every day from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.



About Portland Children’s Museum

Portland Children’s Museum is located at 4015 SW Canyon Road in Portland and is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Children 0-10 and their grown-ups discover a world of hands-on experiences designed to let their creativity and imagination soar at Portland Children’s Museum. Our mission is to develop innovative problem-solvers through playful learning experiences, and there’s no better place to have fun and learn at the same time! Explore nature in Outdoor Adventure, splash in Water Works, create in Clay and Maker Studios, and pretend play in The Market, Pet Hospital, and Theater--plus so much more. Come make, play, and share with us!


LOCATION In Washington Park across from Oregon Zoo; 4015 SW Canyon Road, Portland, 97221 HOURS 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily

DAILY ADMISSION Museum members: Free | Under age 1: Free | Ages 1–64: $11 | Ages 65+: $10 | Military: $9

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