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 historic information through the field trip “Tualatin Valley Then & Now: Recognizing Community Changes”. This interactive, 75-minute program will guide 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students to explore the history of their local community by examining people and events key to the formation of the communities in the Tualatin Valley, Washington County, Oregon. An informative discussion featuring historic objects and photos will be followed by three 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 school year – beginning October 1, 2018. 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 Title 1 schools in all Washington County districts. Additionally, Beaverton School District schools demonstrating financial need are eligible for 100% 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 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. Parking behind the museum for smaller vehicles is available. See the PCC Rock Creek campus map for more. Please Note: Springville Road west of the PCC Rock Creek campus entrance and portions of 185th are under construction and can cause delays. Please allow extra travel time if traveling 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.

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.