K-12 Self-Guided Visits

The museum is pleased to offer K-12 Self-Guided School Visit opportunities that complement and enhance elementary, middle, and high school learning. The museum is open for Self-Guided visits Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM during the school year. A school visit to the museum includes entrance to the Timber in the Tualatin Valley and Ladies of the Valley exhibits. Students can compare the dresses, accessories and furniture of a bygone era (1910-1950), as well as learn about the tools and lingo used by loggers at the turn of the 20th century!

Teachers and chaperones are encouraged to download the 2018 WCM Chaperone Guide to learn museum manners, tips, and much more!

K-12 Self-Guided School Visits

Teachers can use exhibits to expand curriculum and improve student abilities in a variety of ways and contexts using historical artifacts, primary sources, and diverse texts. Students of all ages will gain a better understanding of the region’s history, art, science, and culture at the museum.

Pricing, Payment & Capacity

The cost  is $2 per student. A class may have up to 30 students and must have one chaperone for every 10 students. Up to two teachers and three chaperones accompanying the group receive free admission. Additional teachers and/or chaperones will be charged $5 per adult. Schools will be invoiced when their registration is completed. Payment is due prior to the class visit. Please see further payment information and address at the bottom of this page.

Location, Directions, & Bus Info

WCM is located on the PCC – Rock Creek campus. The address is 17677 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Turn onto the main campus driveway off Springville Rd., then take your first right at the stop sign. WCM’s white and red building is straight ahead across a wooded grassy slope. Buses can drop off and pick up students in front of Parking Lot A near the sidewalk that leads to the museum entrance on the right-hand side. See the PCC Rock Creek campus map for more.


The museum does not have a lunch room available for any group, 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.

Schedule a Self-Guided School Visit

School groups must make their reservation 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 36 hours. For further questions, or if you don’t hear back from us within 1-2 business days, you may contact the Education Registrar at (503) 645.5353 or by email at education(AT)washingtoncountymuseum(DOT)org.


Schools will be invoiced when their registration is completed. To pay by check, please make check payable to “Washington County Museum” or “WCM” and send payments to the following mailing address:
Washington County Museum
3300 NW 185th Ave, Ste. 260
Portland, OR 97229