World Forestry Center - Discovery Museum

World Forestry Center - Discovery Museum

World Forestry Center - Discovery Museum
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Located in Portland’s forested Washington Park just steps from the MAX Light Rail, World Forestry Center’s Discovery Museum invites visitors to examine forests and consider all the ways they impact our lives. The dramatic 20,000-square-foot wooden building has been a Portland icon since 1971. Visitors get a bird’s-eye view of a northwest forest, explore society’s connection to the woods, and learn about the challenges and opportunities facing this critical natural resource.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles114 reviews
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azroyalsfan
Phoenix, AZ329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Stopped in here while I was wondering Washington Park! They were having a free admission day so I checked it out. Lots of hands on displays and vignettes. Kids will love it. Not sure what the actual admission is but I'd say a good value at $10-15. Not sure I'd pay anything higher than that.
Written 7 December 2023
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Laura W
Denver, CO41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
There’s nothing wrong with this museum. It meets its goal of world forestry. It’s just not quite my cup of tea. Some parts were really interesting, others were less so.
Written 6 October 2023
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Princerman
Otsego, MN910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This museum has cool architecture and exhibits. Watching the videos about how stuff is made out of trees was mesmerizing. Plus there’s plenty of stuff to do with kids.
Written 22 August 2023
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SMF-Collegeville
Batesville, IN212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Great little museum about forests and forestry. It's a great way to really get to know more about this important resource and industry.
Written 20 August 2023
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Chaitra K
Beaverton, OR26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Day well spent. It was a perfect outing on a cold rainy day. It is t huge but just right for younger kids. Entrance is cheap ($5) & free entry on Sundays. Only negative is no cafeteria on site & u can eat or drink inside too.
Written 13 April 2023
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Brett P
Chino Hills, CA58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
They’ve done a great job of making each exhibit fun and educational. Everything is interactive and well thought out. You learn about plants, animals, ecology, Fire, weather, technology and more. My 4 year old granddaughter had a blast bouncing through the exhibited. The scavenger hunt is a really good way to get kids involved, so I recommend it. Ask at the front counter.
I did note that several exhibits were not fully operational, which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. It will take a minimum of 1 hour to see most things.
Written 7 March 2020
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April
Beaverton, OR363 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Was a bit disappointed with some of the interactive displays were not functioning. Not a whole lot to see. Smaller or younger children may enjoy it more than us adults did. My expectations were certainly not met. Looks like a huge expensive building to maintain, it's too bad something more interesting couldn't be added to the space.
Written 29 February 2020
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bammybam
31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
Was really disappointed with this one, particularly at $10 per person entry. Many of the interactive exhibitions were out of service. Everything seemed quite dated. And it was there, not to educate about the ecosystem, but about the productivity of forests for industry.

Some may love it but we didn’t. Went with a two year old, and there wasn’t much for him to appreciate.
Written 18 September 2019
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lhs624PA
Philadelphia, PA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
This compact museum was a great experience for our family of four ( kids 10 & 12). The scavenger hunt was a wonderful way for the kids to really look at all the colorful and informative displays. It was a lot of information but not overwhelming. We probably spent about 90 minutes there.
Written 22 August 2019
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Andrew Tsui
San Diego, CA275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Forestry Center is situated in Washington Park. Originally, my family wanted to visit the park but we saw this museum and decided to give it a goal instead. The museum covers everything you can think of to do with forestry as well as other things. There is scavnger hunts that give you prizes like stationary. Very fun for a few hours.
Written 7 August 2019
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