Plan a Visit
Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, just 45 minutes southwest of Portland, Oregon.
Wind your way through our many exhibits on your own or let us help you plan a route. Whether you have an entire day, a few hours, or are visiting with young children, we can help you create the perfect visit with a detailed agenda or simply a list of must-sees. Make sure you check our schedule of guided tours and options for group trips.
In addition to enjoying our many exhibits, you may also want to have a bite to eat at one of our museum cafés, or catch a movie in our state-of-the-art 3-D digital theater. A detour to one of our gift shops, stocked for all ages, is another must. And, if you’re traveling with children, you won’t want to miss the indoor Wings & Waves Waterpark, and the outdoor play park located just outside the Space Museum building entrance. Visit our Aircraft & Exhibits page for a list of what the Museum has to offer.
We know that some visitors don’t have an entire day to spend at the Museum. Here are some highlights to check out, if your time is limited.
What to see in Under 3 Hours:
We know you’ll wish you could stay longer—but if you only have a few hours, here are some suggestions to make the most of your visit.
• Take a Tour • Ask a Docent • Spruce Goose • Titan II SLV missile silo • SR-71 Blackbird, and • WWII Aircraft area
What to see in a Full Day:
You can see both the Aviation and Space building exhibits, step aboard the Spruce Goose, catch a 3D movie, and still have time to grab a bite at one of our Cafés and visit the Museum Store.
• See Aviation and Space exhibits • See a movie • Visit the Firearms Collection • Take a shopping break • Explore the Nature Trail
What to see with Families:
Although the whole family will enjoy our aviation and space exhibits, if you are traveling with young children you’ll also want to visit the following kid-friendly areas.
• Space Museum Playground • Aviation Museum Kid Zone • Biplane Carousel • Titan II Missile Launch Sequence • Spruce Goose cargo bay • Tank Lawn • 3D Theater • Cafés
Note: At times, the Museum will be closed for private events. These occurrences will be noted on our homepage. Additionally, the Museum is closed for major holidays – please check the Hours and Admissions page before your visit. The Museum and the Waterpark are closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Situated in the heart of Oregon’s wine country, you’ll also find plenty of regional attractions within easy reach to consider when planning your visit.
The Evergreen Chapel is the Heart of the Museum Campus. It is a non-denominational chapel promoting a healthy mind, body and spirit. This neutral facility will promote growth, spiritual values, education, community and citizenship. Weekly services are open to everyone, and space is available for other vision-based events. The Chapel is a full-service facility, offering a neutral location to hold retreats, meetings, practices, and more. The Chapel is perfect for religious and spiritual functions and gatherings large and small, and special life events. For rental information, please contact our Special Events Department at 503-434-4185, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services: Every Sunday at 9:30am (1 Hour Duration), with visiting Pastors. For detailed information, please contact the Museum at 503-434-4185.
The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Evergreen Theater, Wings & Waves Waterpark and Evergreen Chapel are dedicated to inspiring and educating all of our guests. Our campus provides a range of accommodations for all.
The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Evergreen Theater and Evergreen Chapel are fully wheelchair accessible. Free wheelchairs are available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis at the front desk of each building, except the Waterpark and the Chapel. Unfortunately there are a limited number of wheelchairs available, so guests are required to leave a photo ID at the front desk while using Museum wheelchairs.
Elevators are located in both Museums for second floor access. Wheelchair ramps are located at the entrance of the Evergreen Theater as well as space for wheelchairs inside the theater. All restrooms and cafés are wheelchair accessible.
The Evergreen Chapel has access ramps at the entrance; all bathrooms, interior walkways and aisles are wheelchair accessible.
Wings & Waves Waterpark meets all ADA guidelines. The wave pool area is wheelchair accessible. The leisure pool is accessible via a mechanical hoist. The spa is accessible via a transfer platform. Waterslide access requires guests to utilize stairs. Waterpark wheelchairs are for emergency use only. An elevator is located in the Waterpark for access to the Café and second floor. All bathrooms and locker rooms are wheelchair accessible. Please note the Waterpark is wet and may be slippery. Please use caution while in the Waterpark. Trained and certified lifeguards are staffed in the Waterpark at all times. U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets are available for guest use.