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World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
+1 503-228-1367
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Wonderful place to visit with children!!!

The World Forestry Center takes 1.5-2 hours to go through and is an interesting place to visit with... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
West Hartford, Connecticut
via mobile
Good place to learn about forests.

The museum is not very big, but what they do have is very nicely displayed. Displays cover... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Silverdale, Washington
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Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
+1 503-228-1367
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The World Forestry Center takes 1.5-2 hours to go through and is an interesting place to visit with kids! It's situated in the SW part of Portland and exhibits are geared toward all ages! It's s great place to visit to get out of the...More

Thank Travel33871
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The museum is not very big, but what they do have is very nicely displayed. Displays cover everything from wildlife, to recreation, to management and use of forest products. There is a small theater that shows a short film about how forests are managed. The...More

Thank AF_Hiker
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our whole family loved this place (AAA discount!). Beautiful building and exhibits are fantastic. The upstairs is the best part (for me). Great international perspective on the importance and meaning of forests. Visitors go on a train ride through Russia, a jeep ride through Africa,...More

Thank Julia X
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great place to go for couple hours when the Portland weather is too cold for your young ones. Went there with our 6 months, 4 years old and 7 year old. $24 total. Spent 2 hours and got to enjoy the cozy pace of the...More

Thank Florian H
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This museum is incredible and engages all ages with the multitude of hands on exhibits and the many informational displays. They must have spent many hours developing these exhibits for everyone's enjoyment and it shows! In te future I would love to bring young children...More

Thank Teri C
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I figured Oregon is known for the environment and I should check this out. It is better suited to elementary school kids learning about the trees I think. They have some virtual live experiences such as "riding down the rapids" where they take your photo...More

Thank mjbbowls
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The museum has a children friendly approach toward showcasing what forest are like. They use videos that are shown in an interesting way with props. You have a truck you sit in to watch one video. Sit in a boat-like area to was a video...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A great place to learn about the forest. Many interactive exhibits. The art work on the walls and outdoor area are very nice. I could go again as there was so much to see and do.

Thank Kurt K
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The world forestry center was very interesting. I think it was geared towards younger children, though. My husband and I did check it out but we didn't stay very long there were a lot of interactive things for children to do.

Thank julia_fisher
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with three kids, 6, 11 & 14. The place felt very dated, with malfunctioning and dusty displays. All screens suffered from either bad focus or old projector lamps and the more interactive parts have all seen better days. Not worth the money.

1  Thank Magnus H
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r there inexpensive hotels within walking distance?
4 August 2016|
Response from TSP2014 | Reviewed this property |
No. It is in a whole complex with the zoo and Children's center. There is a subway station in the park though, so if you stay near a station you can get off at the Washington Park stop.
Judy C
If I purchase a family membership, will it also get us into other venues? Like, Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Historical Society, Washington County Museum, Rice Northwest Museum of Parks & Minerals, Portland Children's Museum, the Oregon Zoo, etc,.?
1 March 2015|
Response from Ron D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will for a program this year that allows entry to a different place each month (only up to 4 people though). cant post links but if you goto japanesegarden slash reciprocal-membership it provides the details