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Washington County Museum – 120 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon

Special Events


Wednesday December 3, 2014  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


Lois Leonard, the Producer/Director of the critically acclaimed documentary “Finding David Douglas” will present the film followed by a Q&A in this special evening lecture presentation.  The film explores the all too short life of Scottish explorer David Douglas (1799-1834) who managed to discover and/or introduce to the gardens and forests of the Old World more than 200 previously undocumented plant species.  Douglas lived during the “age of enlightenment” when science and reason came together to spur mankind to new heights of discovery and exploration.   General admission is $6.00, $4.00 Seniors/children/college/veterans.



University_Days-Science_Circus_web_optFREE! Family Day

Saturday, December 13, 2014

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Extended hours!)

It’s a science circus of fun!  As we enter the season of giving, learn the science behind your toys. At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Rhys Thomas will explain the physics behind some of your favorite toys using scientific thinking and a little engineering. Rhys  presents science with hilarity and dexterity by blending mature science with kid-savvy comedy the whole family will love. Make a toy to take home with museum staff and volunteers.

Family Day is generously sponsored by the William G. Gilmore Foundation.