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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?

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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!

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Upcoming Events

  • Mad Science Summer Camps
    Mon, Jun 20
    Experiment PDX
    Jun 20, 9:00 AM PDT – Aug 26, 4:00 PM PDT
    Experiment PDX, 1421 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    New to Southeast Portland! Mad Science is partnering with Experiment to offer a variety of STEM summer camps. From chemistry and engineering to archaeology and inventions, find the perfect science experience for all young investigators.
  • Lego Learning Camp
    Mon, Jul 18
    Experiment PDX
    Jul 18, 9:00 AM – Aug 26, 4:00 PM
    Experiment PDX, 1421 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    Classic LEGO construction, rebuilt for modern learning.Explore engineering and basic coding, and build creativity through LEGO Education projects featuring Intelligent Hardware. Creative technology and STEAM concepts will excite your child scientifically while expanding skills in teamwork.
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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 or booking in advance, so be sure to check out our calendar now and see what speaks to your curiosities!

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!

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Conference Event

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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!

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Our Menu

Small Plates & Tapas, Craft Cocktails & Mocktails, Beer, Wine, Coffee & Tea, Kombucha, and everything delicious. Feed your brain and stay curious.

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Portland
INSECTARIUM

Our partner in learning and exploring.

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