They’re big; they’re busy; and they’re mysterious—that’s the extent of what most people know about marine terminals such as the Port’s Terminal 6. The mystery is ironic because there are several public and private terminals within mere minutes of downtown Portland. In an area typically closed to the public due to federal security regulations, you’ll tour among the shadows of towering 16-story cranes and giant multicolored containers stacked up like Legos. Learn how and why things like furniture, tires, footwear, apparel and cars arrive from overseas, while agricultural goods, animal feed, paper, metal scrap and wood are exported. Three timeslots available.

Minimum Age: All ages welcome (9-10 a.m. tour); 14 years of age (10 a.m.-12 p.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

RSVP: RSVP required, Brooke Berglund, 503.415.6532