Founded in 1949 by Dorothea Lensch, the Portland Children’s Museum (PCM) in Oregon is one of the oldest children’s museums in the United States. It is a place “where imagination lives,” said Sarah Orleans, executive director of the museum. “Imagination is the driver. It comes to life, and you need it.” The museum’s mission is to inspire creativity, imagination, and the wonder of learning in children and adults by inviting moments of shared discovery.
ALL HANDS REQUIRED
As part of this partnership, Subaru of America Foundation makes it possible for PCM to target families who normally would not consider going to the museum because of their economic situation or cultural background. They are encouraged to visit and open their lives to a rewarding world of learning and creativity through reduced admissions pricing, subsidized buses and workshops, and more.
The nonprofit PCM is always changing and evolving with new exhibits. To check out the newest and future exhibits, go to www.portlandcm.org.