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The Story

Dedicated to Curiosity.

Welcome to Portland's Museum and bar of experiences. Located right off of Stark St. in South East Portland at The Luxury Bread Building, Experiment PDX is a space for arts, science, curiosity, and creation. Experiment is by Portland for Portland and features classes, courses, workshops, and lectures by local artists, intellectuals, and culturalists. We host programs and events for all ages, not excluding adult events. Trivia nights, galleries, tastings, and nerdery of all manner is encouraged at Experiment because grown-ups like fun things too, right?


And did we mention an artisan bar?

After School & Camps

Happening throughout the year!

At Experiment, we believe in the weird, wacky, and whimsical! We also believe that children and students should have the opportunity to enrich their lives with hands-on learning experiences! 

That's why we've teamed up with local educators, professionals, teachers, and even Mad Science, to provide your kiddos with top-notch S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) events, after-school programs, summer camps, and more!

  • Lego Explorers After School Program
    Thu, Sep 22
    Experiment PDX
    Sep 22, 4:00 PM – Dec 15, 5:30 PM
    Experiment PDX, 1421 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    Classic LEGO construction meets modern learning! Explore engineering, basic coding, and build creativity through LEGOs and Intelligent Hardware. Creative tech and hands-on projects will excite your child and expand their teamwork skills. Group 1: Thursdays, 9/22 -10/27 Group 2: Thursdays, 11/2-12/1
  • Natural Wonders! Mad Science Afterschool Program
    Oct 07, 4:00 PM – Dec 09, 5:00 PM
    Experiment PDX, 1421 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    Learn all about animals, geology, light and color, sonic sounds, taste, and even weather! This program will happen every Friday from 4-5 pm, 10/7-12/9 (no camps 11/11 or 11/26)
  • Curious Colors After School Program
    Wed, Sep 21
    Experiment PDX
    Sep 21, 4:00 PM – Dec 14, 5:30 PM
    Experiment PDX, 1421 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    Prisms, paints, lasers & illusions! Kid will experiment, play, and create! Explore the spectrum of light, learn principles of color and the science of rainbows. Group 1: Wednesdays 4-5:30 | 9/21-10/26 Group 2: Thursday 4-5:30 | 11/2-12/14 | (no camp on 11/23)

From crafts to experiments, community gatherings, learning, and lectures, there's no end to the curiosity happening in Portland! With multiple events every week, there's something for everybody at Experiment. Some events require tickets and booking in advance and others have certain age requirements. Be sure to check out our calendar now and see what speaks to your curiosities!

All Events at Experiment PDX

Hardcore crafts event at Experiment PDX Portland, people potting succulents and making terrairums with plants, soil, paintbrushes, and minerals everywhere.

Hardcore Crafts

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First Saturdays & Sundays of Every Month!

Come one, come all! More than our Maker Menu, Hardcore Crafts offers attendees of all ages the chance to get hands-on and craft it up! Rotating and sustainably sourced monthly craft projects sure to spice up your life and creative mind. 


Project details in our calendar for each month! TBA. 

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A Fine Day for Science

Third Saturdays & Sundays of Every Month!

At Experiment, we know that every day is a fine day for science! Hang out, learn, and apply your new knowledge to a variety of hands-on projects like circuit building, exploring cells under the microscope, mini robots, electro agents, kinetic sculptures, and so many other wonderful, mystical lab activities!

Three girls at a table in Experiment PDX Portland afterschool program looking through a microscope at plants and insect slides with flore and fauna all around. One girl is white with bright red hair, one girl is black with a curly fro, and the other girl is asian with long black hair.
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Consignment, Workshops, Lectures, Installations, Exhibitions, and more! 

Calling All Artists, Makers, Educators, Professionals, & Geeks!

Share your curiosity, passion, work, and expertise with your community through workshops, classes, lectures, gallery exhibitions, consignment opportunities, and more! Experiment is BY Portland, FOR Portland and we want to show off everything Portland's got to offer.

We are currently looking to book all aforementioned events as well as book mural artists, installation artists. So what are you waiting for? If this sounds like you apply now!