Are you a home-school family? If so, the Washington County Museum has activities and educational programs just for you. Our Home Education Days are held monthly, October through May, on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.
Our 2013 program schedule is as follows:
January 9: Silicon Forest: Touching Technology
January 23: Braceros: The Men of Migrant Labor
February 27: Chinook: Master Traders of the Northwest
March 13: Lewis & Clark: The Science of Discovery
April 10: On the Oregon Trail
April 24: School Days
Price: $6 per child. Children ages 5 and younger are free.
Includes a one-hour presentation with hands-on activities and admission to the Museum gallery.
Chaperone Ratio: 1 adult to 5 or fewer students
Maximum: 20 participants
Minimum: 12 participants
Registration: Registration is first-come, first-served. Early reservations are encouraged. In the event a presentation date does not fill, you will be informed of cancellation after 12pm the Friday prior to the program.
To register, contact the Education Coordinator. Please provide the number of students, names, age level(s), and your phone number, address and email.
Contact by email: education@WashingtonCountyMuseum.org
By phone: 503-645-5353, ext. 133
Payment: Payment is due on arrival. Checks are payable to the Washington County Museum.
Cancellation Policy: We are here to serve you. Because we don’t require payment in advance, we ask that you respect your reservation and let us know as soon as you can if you are unable to attend. If we are unable to meet the minimum requirement of participants, we will contact you the Friday prior to the presentation.
Parents/Guardians and Siblings:
- Parents/guardians with children are required to stay with their child during the presentation portion of the program and may be asked to assist during hands-on activities if needed.
- Museum Admission fees are waived for parents/guardians with children participating in Museum presentations.
- Only students registered for the presentation may participate in the activities. Younger siblings/children are welcome to follow along and observe with a parent/guardian.
Behavior: Chaperones are responsible for ensuring the safety of children and assisting Museum staff with any behavioral issues. Exhibits are not behind glass. We encourage participatory learning through respectful behavior and listening skills.
Co-op Groups: We are happy to work with cooperatives to arrange special presentations. We require a minimum of 12 students. Please contact the Education Coordinator for more information or to make arrangements.
Getting here: The Washington County Museum is located at the Hillsboro Civic Center, 120 E Main Street, on the corner of First & Main in Downtown Hillsboro.
Parking: Street parking is available for free for two hours at a time. If you are staying longer than two hours, paid parking lots are located through out downtown.
Transit: The Hillsboro Civic Center is conveniently located on the Blue Line of MAX at the Hatfield Government Center stop. For transit schedules and connections, visit http://trimet.org