Dynamic Field Trips

Students on a field trip at Washington County Museum

At the Washington County Museum, your students will get hands-on with local stories and history through the field trip “Tualatin Valley Then & Now: Recognizing Community Changes”. This interactive, 75-minute program is suitable for 2nd through 8th grade students and explores multiple local histories by examining people and events key to the formation of communities in the Tualatin Valley, Washington County, Oregon. An informative discussion featuring historic artifacts and photos is followed by four interactive activity stations, and an exploration of museum exhibits. This program supports Oregon State Board of Education Social Science Core Standards. Specific alignment includes Historical Knowledge, Historical Thinking, Geography, and Social Science Analysis.

The museum is available for Field Trips on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM during the 2018-19 school year. A Field Trip to the museum includes entrance to all rotating and permanent exhibits.

Teachers and chaperones are encouraged to download the Chaperone Guide to learn tips for a successful visit, museum manners and much more!

Pricing, Payment & Capacity

The cost is $130 per class. A class may have 30 students or less, and must have one chaperone for every six students. One teacher and adequate chaperones accompanying the group receive free admission. Schools will be invoiced when their registration is completed. Payment is due by check or online prior to the class visit.

To pay by check, please make check payable to “Washington County Museum” and send payments to the following mailing address:
Washington County Museum
3300 NW 185th Ave, Ste. 260
Portland, OR 97229

Scholarships

Thanks to a generous grant from the Reser Family Foundation, the museum is pleased to offer need-based busing scholarships, prioritizing low-income schools in all Washington County districts. Additionally, Beaverton School District schools demonstrating financial need are eligible for program fee waivers thanks to a grant from the Juan Young Trust. Please see registration form below for more info.

Location, Directions, & Bus Info

WCM is located on the PCC – Rock Creek campus. The physical museum address is 17677 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. However, buses must drop off and pick up students at the main PCC campus turnaround in front of Building 5 at the TriMet bus stop. Parking behind the museum for smaller vehicles is available. See the PCC Rock Creek campus map for more. Please Note: Springville Road west and east of the PCC Rock Creek campus entrance and portions of 185th can cause delays. Please allow extra travel time when commuting through this area.

Lunches

The museum does not have a lunch room available, even in the case of bad weather. However, the entrance to the PCC Rock Creek Recreation Facility is directly behind the museum within easy walking distance where there are some sheltered picnic tables. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Scavenger Hunt

If you plan to bring two or more classes on the same day for back-to-back Field Trips, we invite you to utilize our newly developed PCC Rock Creek Scavenger Hunt. Please download here: WCM-PCC Scavenger Hunt_2018-19.

Schedule A Field Trip

School groups must reserve at least two weeks in advance. Reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis and tend to fill up quickly. To make a reservation, please fill out the contact form below. The Education Registrar will respond to you within 3 business days. For further questions, you may contact education staff at (503) 645-5353 or by email at education(AT)washingtoncountymuseum(DOT)org.