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World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
+1 503-228-1367
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Worth a visit

We came to Washington Park primarily to visit the zoo, but with some time left in the day, we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and educational stop for the kiddos!

We have 10 year olds and they loved this museum. It is relatively small, is 2-story, offers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pleasanton, California
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Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
+1 503-228-1367
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Washington Park primarily to visit the zoo, but with some time left in the day, we decided to visit the World Forestry Center which is a few hundred yards away. We're glad we did. Although it is small, they pack a lot...More

Thank Steigenberger592
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have 10 year olds and they loved this museum. It is relatively small, is 2-story, offers scavenger hunts of varying difficulty, and has a combination of interactive and informative exhibits, including an introductory film. It was a nice cool spot (the day was uncharacteristically...More

Thank ACEP925
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 22 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

1  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

1  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

1  Thank mjbbowls
Reviewed 3 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 13 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
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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