Step into the lives and homes of people affected by crisis around the world. Our Real Life Exhibits in Oregon and Washington give you the opportunity to see, hear, and feel what people in crisis live through daily.
About the Exhibit
Cost: The Real Life Exhibit is FREE.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm (by reservation only).
Oregon Exhibit: Medical Teams International Headquarters, 14150 SW Milton Ct., Tigard, OR 97224
Washington Exhibit: Medical Teams International, 9680 153rd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052
The Redmond exhibit will close July 19, pending a future relocation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Real Life Exhibit appropriate for all ages?
The Real Life Exhibit is open to everyone, regardless of age. We regularly host school groups, civic organizations, retirement communities, and more. The Real Life Exhibit is most appropriate for children ages 10 and up.
Is parking available?
Yes, free parking is available at both locations.
Is the Real Life Exhibit wheelchair accessible?
Is the Real Life Exhibit only for Christians?
Not at all! The Real Life Exhibit is an opportunity for people of all faiths — or no particular faith — to learn more about the lives of people in crisis. No religious participation is required as part of the tour. The Real Life Exhibit does reflect the mission and calling of Medical Teams International, which includes references to God and opportunities for prayer.
How long is a tour?
It takes between 45 and 60 minutes to go through the Real Life Exhibit. At the end, there is a reflection room that can seat up to 50 people for a 15-30 minute time of reflection. Most groups spend an overall time of 1 1/2 hours on a tour. If your group is large, more time will be needed to allow for a staggered starting of smaller groups.
Is adult supervision required?
We recommend one adult for every 12 students. Real Life Exhibit volunteers will serve as greeters, hosts, and discussion facilitators. We will normally have at least one volunteer in the exhibit at all times, but our volunteers are not responsible for supervising every student in your group.
Information for Teachers
- Please read the Information for Teachers document in advance and share relevant information with your students.
- You can engage your students further by planning an activity before or after the visit.
- Information for chaperones
- AVID Class Guide for the Real Life Exhibit
A special thank you to our generous event space sponsor, Standard TV & Appliance.