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World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
+1 503-228-1367
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Great for kids

I figured Oregon is known for the environment and I should check this out. It is better suited to... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Annandale, VA
Informative, Interesting, And Fun– But Geared More Toward Children.

The museum has a children friendly approach toward showcasing what forest are like. They use videos... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Portland, Oregon
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Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
+1 503-228-1367
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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

1  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

1  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
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I was impressed when I saw the World Forestry Center fir the first time. The center was very big and very interactive. There was a small movie theatre were the children could watch a movie on the pacific ocean, and there was a zen fountain...More

1  Thank SkyveG
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This was a last minute add to my family's itinerary, but it was well worth it. This museum is great. It helps kids and adults learn about the importance of trees and the forest. There are many interactive exhibits and places to take pictures. My...More

1  Thank TSP2014
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I was so excited after reading the reviews and it definitely lives up to the reviews! This place has so many interactive things for the whole family to do! From young to old, I guarantee that everyone will find something that they enjoy! I had...More

Thank Tara P
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

A VERY well done museum with great displays, exhibits, and hands on activities, the Forest center is unique among museums. Great for kids. There is a hands on tree planting simulation area, a simulated forest fire jumper activity, white water rafting simulation area, and a...More

1  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Beautifully designed exhibits, top notch, great for kids. There are 2 floors and it's next door to the Portland Zoo. Beautiful area and the max rail takes you right to the front door. Entrance fee for 1 adult & 1 youth was $12, quite a...More

Thank ILuvVacationing
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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
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