Columbia River Maritime Museum


Education ProgramsThe Columbia River Maritime Museum offers an array of educational programs for K-12 school groups. From docent-led tours of the Museum and the Lightship Columbia, to in-class programs and activity-rich publications, the Museum is dedicated to increasing your students’ understanding of the maritime history of the Columbia River and the Pacific Northwest.

Education programs are funded by the Quest for Truth Foundation, and supported by the Friends of Columbia River Maritime Museum.

For the Teacher

Field Trip Planning
Museum in the Schools
Museum Library

Field Trips

To schedule a tour, call 503.325.2323 or contact the volunteer coordinator.

Man Overboard! Man Against Nature (Grades 4-8)
The Age of Exploration (Grades 4-6)
From Sea Otters to French Fries: Columbia River as Economic Highway (Grades 4-6)
Lightship Columbia (Grades 3-8)
Guided Gallery Tour (Grades 3-12)
Museum Exploration (Grades K-8)


The Columbia River Maritime Museum has two FREE publications that teachers may request for their classroom. Each activity book focuses on a fictional character that has a problem to solve. The books contain activities and factual information presented in an interesting format for students. Call or e-mail the education specialist to request copies.

Molly Watkins and the Secret of the South Jetty (Grades 4-6)
The Journal of Samuel Mills (Grades 4-6)