LAIKA Sundays

February 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Join us on the third Sunday of each month between February and May for an immersive and family-friendly day of all things LAIKA Studios. Each LAIKA Sunday will include opportunities to meet some of the incredible artists who make the magic happen behind the scenes, participate in a LAIKA-inspired family tour, get creative with some analog animation activities, and settle in to watch a LAIKA film or other classic animated work.

This Sunday’s Schedule:

All Day: LAIKA Activity Guide
Location: Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Be inspired, have fun, and bring your own ideas to life! At the heart of every LAIKA film is a creative process that kindles the imagination. This hands-on activity guide explores key elements of that process, from developing characters and building their physical worlds to a crucial focus on storytelling.

10:15 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
LAIKA: An Insider’s Guide to the Exhibition
Location: Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Join Mark Shapiro from LAIKA for an introduction to the exhibition.

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
LAIKA Artmaking Extravaganza
Location: Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building, 1st Floor
Color! Cut! Make! Drop in and get creative with a series of art-activities inspired by Kubo and the Two Strings and The Boxtrolls.  

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LAIKA Live Action Characters
Location:  Find them in the LAIKA exhibition and Sunken Ballroom
Join us for a very special Museum visit by three live action, life size LAIKA characters who will be in the galleries for you to meet and take pictures with.

12:30 p.m.
Portland Art Museum Docent-Guided Family Tour: Stories in Art – Connecting LAIKA to the PAM Collection
Location: Meet in the Schnitzer Sculpture Court
Every artwork tells a story. Join a Museum guide for an interactive exploration of the stories told by works in the PAM collection, and in Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA.

1 – 2 p.m.
Puppet Meet & Greet
Location: Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building, 1st Floor
Stop by this informal meet-and-greet (and take photos) with puppets from Coraline & ParaNorman.

Please note: There will be no LAIKA related film today due to the Portland International Film Festival

Except where noted, all LAIKA Sunday programs are free with Museum admission. The Museum and programs are always free for Members and for youth 17 and under. Tours, panel discussions, and film screenings are first come, first served. Please note there may be limited capacity.

Presented in conjunction with Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, on view October 14, 2017 through May 20, 2018.

This exhibition contains a zoetrope that produces a strobing effect and may trigger visitors with photosensitivity or epilepsy. Staff are happy to direct you to another entrance or answer questions.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

LAIKA costume characters and ambassadors.