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Educators and Students


School Visits

The Oregon State Capitol offers guided school tours. Before your visit, we invite you to use the pre-trip lesson plans, videos and other resources available throughout this site, developed to support the tour experience. Lesson plans are also available to support continued learning during the student's visit and back in the classroom.​


Bus Parking

Buses may drop off and pick-up in front of the Capitol. Please coordinate your plans with the driver for pick-up times. Street parking around the Capitol is metered. Click here for a map of the surrounding area. For Universal Access, or ADA, bus parking, please download Parking Map for Universal Access.

Capitol Store

Supervised groups are welcome.  Receive a 20% discount on pre-orders paid with a single transaction. Submit your group order form at least one week before your reservation and your order will be ready when you visit. Backpacks are not allowed. 


We are unable to store lunches or backpacks. Please leave these items on the bus.

Visit Your Legislator

If a visit is scheduled with your legislator, please let us know in advance.  To better coordinate your tour, provide the meeting location and meeting time. We recommend you schedule your meeting with your legislator(s) after your guided tour.


Here is a printable Capitol Floor Plan.

Scavenger Hunt

​​Find items using the Recycling Seal Scavenger Hunt.

Did You Know?

A fourth grade class from Sunset Primary School in West Linn petitioned the Oregon Legislature to make the Dungeness crab the official crustacean of Oregon.

View the Civics Toolkit for an overview of the way Oregon’s democracy works.

The State Library offers an amazing service for students to connect with a state librarian for research and answers to all types of questions at

Full Day in Salem?

In addition to visiting the Oregon State Capitol, consider stopping by theWillamette Heritage Center, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, and Gilbert House.

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