Educational Programs

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum offers a wide range of educational opportunities for individuals and groups of all ages. Teachers and group leaders can arrange educational tours for their classes, while individuals can explore our home school and educational outreach programs.

Educational groups can also enjoy a more immersive experience by spending a night at the Museum or joining our Summer Camp program. Our Scouting program also offers opportunities to earn aviation and space merit badges.

Our Educational Programs include:

Educational Tours

Because every class has a different educational goal, we offer customized, age-appropriate tours to meet the needs of your particular class or troop. With advanced notice, we can follow your group tour with an exciting hands-on seminar or activity designed just for your class. Tours can include:

A History of Aviation.
Explore the history of flight from the Wright brothers to space exploration.

Science of Flight.
Learn the basics of aerodynamics and the four forces of flight by constructing your own glider.

Aviation Scavenger Hunt.
Learn fun facts about aviation, while exploring the museum on your own.

A Conversation in History.
Because many of our volunteers are veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, with prior notification, you can interview someone with first-hand experience with our aircraft.

To arrange a class tour, please email the Education Department: or call 503-434-4185. School Lunches may also be arranged for tour groups. There are two lunch options that schools can take advantage of during their visit at the Museum. Students/teachers/chaperones have the option of bringing their own sack lunch with facilities provided, or Students/teachers/chaperones can pre-order box lunches from our Cafés. All school box lunches meet current Federal nutrition standards. Lunches must be ordered at time of visitation registration, prior to visit.


At Evergreen Museum Spring Break and Summer Camps, our goal is to send every child home with a passion for learning, fabulous memories, and a few new friends. If your child has an interest in aviation or space, they are sure to love our camps, filled with engaging hands-on activities and educational opportunities.

In addition to teaching flight basics, our camps include innovative engineering challenges, creative projects, and team-building exercises. Our goal is that every camper leaves inspired to reach for the stars. We offer Fun Friday day camps on various Fridays throughout the summer. Whether they are aviation-, space- or water-themed camps, your child is guaranteed to have a great and educational time!

Register for 2018 Spring Break Camps HERE 

Contact our Education Department for more information: or call 503-434-4185.

Home School Programs

Every month, our education department hosts Home School Days focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Home School Program offers children and their families hands-on activities that feature a different aeronautical subject each month. Topics range from learning about the science of hot air balloons and gliders to talking with adults in the air-and-space industry about career options. 

Home School Days 2017-2018 schedule:


Scouts Program

Since its inception, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has had a rich partnership with our local Scouts. From offering numerous merit badge options to awarding our own Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Fun Patch, we are here to serve.

Boy Scouts

2017-2018 Merit Badge Schedule

30th: Space Exploration

14th: American Labor
28th: Engineering

18th: Aviation

20th: Astronomy

24th: Space Exploration

31st: Engineering

28th: Robotics

2nd: Finger Printing/Camping

Girl Scouts

The Museum offers Badges and Fun Patches:
Brownies: Earth and Sky, Movers, Science Wonders, Space Explorer, Wonders of Water Journey
Juniors: Aerospace, Making it Matter, Science Discovery, Sky Search, Weather Watch, Swimming, Water Fun

Always striving to make education fun, we invite Scout groups to spend a night at the Museum! Our fun and educational sleepovers feature a jam-packed evening of activities and learning, followed by a peaceful slumber nestled among our air/spacecraft collection. Event Includes:

  • Night Tour
  • Snack / Breakfast
  • Glider or Rocket Construction
  • Flight Simulator Lab
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Film in the Evergreen Theater
  • Museum Admission for the Following Day

For more information on our Scout programs, Badges or Night Flight, please contact our Education Department at 503-434-4185 or email

Night Flights

NIGHT FLIGHT: Spend a Night Under Our Wing
Always striving to make education fun, we now allow individual groups to spend a night at the Museum. Our fun and educational sleepovers feature a fun-filled evening of activities and learning, followed by a peaceful slumber beneath the world’s largest wooden wing. Event Includes:

  • Night Tour
  • Snack / Breakfast
  • Glider or Rocket Construction
  • Flight Simulator Lab
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Film in the Evergreen Theater
  • Museum Admission for the Following Day

Requirements: Minimum number of students*: 25.
One Chaperone per 5 students is required.
$5 non-refundable pre-registration fee.

Items to Bring: Sleeping pad (recommended), toothpaste and toothbrush, sleeping clothes, pillow.
Fee: $54 per youth, $36 per adult.
One teacher or group leader is admitted free with program purchase. Extra adults above the maximum of ten chaperones will be charged.
*$51 per student for Groups of 60 students or larger.

For more information or to schedule a Night Flight, contact the Education Department at 503.434.4185 or email:

Scout Outdoor Recreation Area

Looking for adventure? Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, and other groups are encouraged to spend a night at our on-site campground in Tank Valley. Each group also has the option of a Night Tour at the Museum. The cost is $7 per person, and $15 for camping and an after hours tour of the Museum.

  • Tent Dry Camping in Tank Valley $7.00
    • Per - person
    • Per - day
  • Tent Camping with Night Tour $15.00
    • Per - person


  • Needs to be booked 1 week before desired camping date
  • 25% non-refundable deposit to confirm reservation
  • Balance due at check-in based on those in attendance

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Check-in time is no later than 4pm daily
  2. Pack in Pack out – you will need to bring in your own supplies
  3. There is a portable toilet for your use, lock combination given after confirmation of reservation
  4. No Camping by Tanks
  5. No Playing on Tanks
  6. Above-ground fire pits, charcoal and gas BBQ’s only permitted if fire extinguisher is immediately present and immediately accessible
  7. Check out by 12pm the next day

Booking Contact:

Kathryn Sinor at or Jackie Saunders at

For more information, or to schedule an Overnight Program, contact the Education Department at 503.434.4185 or email:

camp area


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