What are your hours?
We’re open Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday) from 11am to 6pm. Friday & Saturday evenings til 7pm. We’re closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Open all other holidays.
How much does it cost?
The museum is $5 per person. If a child is old enough to walk through the museum, they will also need to buy a ticket. Decent costumes (at the discretion of the cashier) and pets get in free. Gift shop items are priced anywhere from a dollar, for silly, back-of-the-comic-book gags, to several hundred dollars for intricate art pieces. You can find fun souvenirs in the gift shop for under $20. We take cash, credit cards, ApplePay, etc.
Why did you start this?
Well, we all love sci-fi, horror, urban legends, and cryptids, and we all hate sitting at an office desk, so it seemed like the logical thing to do. We’ve been at it since April of 2011, and are still having a blast, so we guess we’ll keep at it.
How do you pronounce Freakybuttrue Peculiarium?
Freakybuttrue is just “Freaky But True”, all smashed together. Peculiarium is pronounced PEE-KEW-LEE-AIR-EE-UM
Is it ok for my little kids?
There are no jump scares inside the museum, but there are adult themes, including nudity, fake blood & gore, dark exhibits, depicted violence and death. You know your kid best and should carefully gauge whether they will be ok with it. Please don’t force a kid who is too scared to go in anyway. We reserve the right to refuse entry.
Is there parking?
There is metered parking on the street. Free parking on Sundays.
Is the Peculiarium wheelchair accessible?
Yes. It’s at sidewalk level and has no stairs. The gift shop, museum, and bathroom are all wheelchair accessible.
Do you rent out your space?
We do host occasional events, and will consider renting it for private use if the event and renters suit the space. Email us for more information.
How can I contact you with other questions?
Email us at Peculiarium@Freakybuttrue.com, or send us a direct message on Facebook or Instagram. Our phone is 503-227-3164 and you can call during business hours, but we don’t always answer when the shop’s hoppin’. That number does not record voicemail.