Build-a-Puppet Classes at the museum!
Yeah, Yeah, we know. The typical build-a-puppet class features paper
bag puppets with glued-on decorations. Perfect to use as a litter bag
in the car on the way home from the class. Well, not here at the
museum. We help our students make puppets that they will take home,
display proudly, and actually use. Even big people have fun in our
Click here for details
How about a Field Trip to the museum!
As soon as the state and county let us reopen, you will be ble
to Plan a field trip for Seniors, home schoolers, scouts or
other groups. Schedule a visit and have the museum all to
yourselves, mornings and during any hours on days that we
are closed. Your group will receive a more personalized
experience and the tour can be adapted to fit your special
needs. (Workshops include instructor & materials fees)
Click here for details
We've assembled many of our videos in one
place for easy viewing.
More will be added as time goes by. Recent
additions include No,No, Pinocchio" and
"Silbert & Gullivan's - The Mikado"
Click here to see what we have ready for you.
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Page Last updated July 17, 2020
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History of Our Building
Our building has been in continual use since way
back around the turn of the century - no - not this
one, the last one. This picture was taken around
1900. To learn more about the building, click here.
Portland Puppet Museum
Welcome to The On-Line Portland Puppet Museum
Due to Oregon-Mandated restrictions
in place, we are currently closed to
in-person visits. We have placed a
virtual version of the "Puppets of
Portland" exhibit on-line so you can
Because the state and county won't let us
reopen to in-person visitors, the best Steve
and Marty can do right now to satisfy your
love of puppets and the museum is our
VIRTUAL TOUR, courtesy of Eureka VR
Images which you can access at the link
Here are the directions for Viewing the Tour.
For those of you that have never done a Virtual tour,
here are some guidelines. Use your mouse to click on
the wolf and enter, use the buttons in the middle of
the screen to turn up, down all around left and right,
the roller on your mouse will close up on the puppets.
The I-icons are for reading the artists bios and using
the QR codes on your phone, click on the upper X
right hand side to escape close up and back to
museum. See the black circles on the floor, click your
mouse on them to move to that section of the museum
and get a different look around you and see the
i-icons for films and bios. You can even watch four
films on the television screen, your monitor or cell
phone screen, and if you hit it again it will blow up the
movie on your entire screen. You need to use the menu
buttons on the left side to go to gallery and hit on a
stagnant picture in the museum to return or just keep
scrolling to watch all the videos on the tour.
It takes a few minutes to learn how to navigate but
you will soon get the hang of it.
Enjoy folks - this is new, very special tour and please
help me thank the folks at Eureka VR Images, who did
one fantastic job on this. Please recommend them to
your friends for this kind of service. We are so
grateful to them to allow us to bring you this tour.