Get a free museum day for two at these Portland area museums.
This free museum day gives you access to thousands of venues in all 50 states during the 18th annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
Find out how you can get your free tickets and see the participating museums in and around Portland. If you have family and friends in other states, share this post so they can enjoy free admission at their local museums!
2022 Free Museum Day
Here are the participating museums in and around Portland.
Architectural Heritage Center
The Architectural Heritage Center is showcasing indigenous arts and crafts this fall created by the indigenous artists and entrepreneurs who comprise Portland Indigenous Marketplace.
The Architectural Heritage Center is located at 701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland. It’s open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Barn Exhibit Hall
The museum celebrates the Gateway to the Gorge. See the King of Roads – Byway of the People exhibit that recounts building, preserving, and restoring the Historic Columbia River Highway. It was the first scenic highway in the nation and the exhibit is meant to enlighten and enhance your travels through the Columbia River Gorge.
The Barn Exhibit Hall is located at 732 E Historic Columbia River Hwy in Troutdale. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Depot Rail Museum
Step inside a historic train depot. The newly renovated museum showcases the return of the old scarred wood floors and the restoration of the ticket counter that tell its story of the depot’s 115-year life.
The Depot Rail Museum is at 473 E Historic Columbia River Highway in Troutdale. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free everyday.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Discover more than 150 historic aircraft, spacecraft, and exhibits on display, along with artwork and traveling exhibits. The museum is home to the iconic Hughes Flying Boat Spruce Goose.
The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way in McMinnville. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harlow House Museum
Step inside an authentic home from the early 1900s. The house is adorned in period-style furnishings. A new exhibit of WWII nurse uniforms will be on display for this event.
The Harlow House Museum is at 726 E Historic Columbia River Hwy. in Troutdale. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to visit everyday.
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Center
This Portland museum explores the legacy of the Jewish experience in Oregon and teaches lessons of the Holocaust. The museum challenges visitors to resist indifference and discrimination through exhibitions, programs, educational resources, and opportunities for intercultural conversation.
The Oregon Jewish Museum is located at 724 NW Davis Street in Portland. It is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Portland Art Museum
Located in the heart of downtown, Portland Art Museum is internationally renowned for exciting art experiences. Tour the collection of permanent galleries and six stories of modern art. The museum offers some incredible exhibits temporarily on display.
The Portland Art Museum is located at 1219 SW Park Avenue. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Clark County Historical Museum
For 56 years ,the Clark County Historical Museum has collected and preserved over 60,000 items of local historical significance. Current exhibits include Music, Movement and Sound, Currents of Progress, History A-Brewin’, (Her)Story and Clark Country Stories.
The Clark County Historical Museum is located at 1511 Main Street in Vancouver. It is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
World Forestry Center Discovery Museum
Located in Washington Park, the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum has been a Portland icon since 1971. Get a bird’s-eye view of a northwest forest, explore our connection to the woods, and learn about challenges and opportunities facing our forests.
The World Forestry Center is located at 4033 SW Canyon Road. It is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To get started, visit the Museum Day site and search for the museum you want to visit, by name, state or zip code. You are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides complimentary general admission for two people. Simply search for the museum you want to visit, click “Get Ticket” and enter your email and name.
If you’re planning on going as a group, consider registering for additional admit-two tickets through friends and family.
Tickets are now available. Get yours at the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day website.
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