You’re Invited!

Take a free tour of the Virtual Real Life Exhibit.

Did you know Medical Teams has an onsite museum in Portland, Oregon? While this museum remains closed, we’ve created an engaging digital version for you to enjoy at home with your friends and family. 

The Virtual Real Life Exhibit shows snapshots of the work we’ve done around the world in the last 40 years, including our work in the U.S. With five distinct stories to explore, you’ll step into refugee camps in Uganda, Bangladesh and Lebanon. You’ll see how we’re responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in our international field offices. You’ll look deeply into the heart of Medical Teams International. 

Join us for a free tour today! 

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Visit the Real Life Exhibit

The Real Life Exhibit will be closed as of March 13, 2020 until further notice due to health safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. We will continue to provide updates as this situation continues to evolve. Click here to be notified when the Real Life Exhibit reopens to the public.

The Real Life Exhibit is an immersive museum experience, gives you the opportunity to see, hear, and feel what people experiencing crisis, poverty, and displacement live through daily. Step into the lives and homes of real people – and learn how you can make a difference.

What You’ll See

Enter the real places Medical Teams International has served, where you will encounter

  • a 25-foot tsunami wave in Indonesia
  • an earthquake zone in Haiti
  • refugee camps in Uganda and Syria
  • a garbage dump in Mexico
  • a family’s home in Guatemala
  • and more

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Real Life Exhibit

Drop-in Hours

There’s no need to register in advance for our weekly drop-in hours. These are great for individuals and small adult groups.

  • Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • First Saturday of each month: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Guided Tours (by reservation)

Third grade class exhibit tsunami

We welcome groups or individuals to schedule a free guided tour with our Exhibit team. These tours are focused on large, primarily school groups, and include an optional group Reflection Time following the visit. Contact us directly at with questions.

  • Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.