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City of Beaverton

Posted on: June 26, 2019

Walkable Solar System through Downtown Beaverton

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Bring your friends and family on a journey through space this summer! Beaverton City Library’s Walkable Solar System is a half-mile scale model of our solar system through downtown Beaverton. The trek includes each planet, starting with the Sun at Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St), and ending with Neptune at The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way).

All ages and abilities are welcome to participate any time in July and August. Start at Beaverton City Library Main to pick up your map and directions, then make your way to each of the eight planets in our solar system to answer space-related questions, while enjoying a pleasant journey through downtown.

You’ll get walking in Beaverton (or biking, or running, or rolling, or skating, or strolling, or skipping, or pogo-sticking) and learn about our place in the community, and our place in the solar system. Start on your own time and travel at your own pace.

A special thanks to project partners The Book Corner: The New Friends of Beaverton City Library, Village Home Education Resource Center and Bike Gallery.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 503-350-3600.

For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.

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