Educators Get Free Access To Seven Portland Cultural Attractions

During the weeks of July 25–31 and August 8–14, educators are invited to visit the Japanese American Museum of Oregon, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, the Oregon Historical Society, Portland Art Museum, Portland Chinatown Museum, and Pittock Mansion for free as well as take part in educator-focused events and tours. To access free admission, educators simply need to identify themselves as an educator at each institution’s admission desk (no school identification required).

Portland area cultural attractions are powerful resources for educators, offering educational tools and programs to support educators’ work in classrooms or in distance-learning settings. From professional development workshops to state standards-aligned curriculum to digital resources, educators can access a wide range of tools to enhance their teaching at no cost. Educators are encouraged to take advantage of these free admission weeks to learn about the unique resources available at each institution as well as participate in special events and tours created specifically for teachers. 

Participating Institutions & Program Schedule:

Please note that while some institutions request reservations to attend these programs, any educator who would like to attend will be welcomed. 

Japanese American Museum of Oregon

411 NW Flanders Street, Portland

Hours: Friday–Sunday, 11am–3pm; Tuesday–Thursday by appointment

Japanese American Museum of Oregon Educator Tours

Thursday, July 28, at 10:30am

Thursday, August 11, at 10:30am

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland

Hours: Monday–Sunday, 10am–6pm

Lan Su Chinese Garden Educator Tours

Thursday, July 28, at 2:30pm, with tea and cookies

Thursday, August 11, at 2:30pm, with tea and cookies

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE)

724 NW Davis Street, Portland

Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 11am–4pm

OJMCHE Educator Tour

Wednesday, July 27, at 1pm, with appetizers and beverages available

Register Here

OJMCHE Genocide Speaker Panel

Thursday, August 11, at 1pm, with coffee, tea, and cookies available

Register Here

Oregon Historical Society

1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland

Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10am–5pm; Sunday, 12pm–5pm

Oregon Historical Society Educator Tours

Monday, July 25, at 1pm

Tuesday, August 9, at 1pm

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland

Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm

Portland Art Museum Educator Tour

Wednesday, August 10, at 1pm, includes light refreshments 


Portland Chinatown Museum

127 NW Third Avenue, Portland

Hours: Friday–Sunday, 11am–3pm

Portland Chinatown Museum Educator Tour

Friday, August 12, at 11:30am

Email to sign-up.

Pittock Mansion

3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland

Hours: Tuesday, 12pm–5pm; Wednesday–Monday, 10am–5pm

Pittock Mansion Educator Tours

Tuesday, July 26, at 10:30am

Friday, August 12, at 9:30am 

Source: Oregon Historical Society

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