Field Trips

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

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 and historical information, the program and exhibit tell 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.

Students will get to imagine what it’s like to be a historian as they analyze images and objects to learn about how food, shelter, and transportation has changed in the Tualatin Valley through the years. They will focus on the Tualatin Kalapuya peoples, fur trappers, pioneers, workers, and techies.

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



Price: $130 per class; schools will be invoiced when their registration is completed.

Capacity: up to 30 students.

Schedule: 1 hour long; available Thursdays and Fridays at either 9:30 AM and/or 10:45 AM during the school year.

Chaperones: 1 chaperone required for every 6 students; download the This IS Kalapuyan Land Chaperone Guide or Tualatin Valley Recognizing Community Changes Chaperone Guide to learn tips for a successful visit.

More questions? Check out our Field Trips FAQ


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.