Field Trips

Bring your students to the museum for play-based programs, local history, and cultural storytelling through our field trip programs. All programs support Oregon State Board of Education Social Science Core Standards.

Field Trips are one-hour-long and can be scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays at either 9:30 AM and/or 10:45 AM during the school year. Trips to the museum includes entrance to all rotating and permanent exhibits.

Teachers and chaperones can download the Chaperone Guide to learn tips for a successful visit.

This Is Kalapuyan Land

Suitable for 2nd through 12th grades.

This exciting program is led in conjunction with a new exhibit that illuminates the lives of Native Americans today. Through contemporary Indigenous art, the program and exhibit explores what it means to be Native American, and tells the stories of Indigenous descendants who are contributing to cultural survivance. Click here for more info about the exhibit.

Tualatin Valley: Recognizing Community Changes

Suitable for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.

Examine life in the Tualatin Valley from early Native Americans to fur trappers, Euro-American settlers, Braceros, foodies, winemakers, techies, and much more! This presentation includes furs, baskets, and historic fashion to be touched and discussed.

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

The museum is pleased to offer transportation (busing) scholarships, prioritizing schools demonstrating financial need in all Washington County districts. Also, select Title-1 schools within the Hillsboro School District are eligible for program fee waivers. Please see registration form below for more info.

Location & Bus Info

We are located on the Portland Community College – Rock Creek campus at 17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland, OR 97229. Buses need to drop-off and pick-up students at the main PCC campus turnaround in front of Building 5 at the TriMet bus stop. There is no on-site parking available for buses.

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 Team 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.