Visit the World Forestry Center during an upcoming free admission day.
We love our forests in Oregon. The World Forestry Center’s Discovery Museum is located right here in our city, inviting visitors to examine forests and consider all the ways they benefit our lives.
The museum is located in Washington Park just a short walk from the MAX light rail and the Oregon Zoo. The museum has been a Portland icon since 1971. Step inside a 20,000-square-foot building and be taken on a journey through all things forest.
Here’s more information about free admission days.
Free Admission Day at World Forestry Center’s Discovery Museum
The Discovery Museum at the World Forestry Center gives visitors a bird’s-eye view of a Northwest forest. Explore the human connection to the woods and learn about the challenges and opportunities facing our critical natural resource.
The first floor covers the roles forests play in our lives. Examine forest habitat, recreation and reflection, and the critical resource.
Then on the second floor offers a global perspective, exhibiting how people around the world are connected to and dependent on their local forests. There is a temporary exhibit called Obscurity: Life Inside the Smoke, which explores wildfire smoke through new works by six local artists.
Other museum highlights include a five million-year-old, 10,000 pound petrified stump and a locomotive you can climb aboard.
World Forestry Center is bringing back its free admission day event on Sundays from November 5 through December 17, 2023.
The World Forestry Center is located at 4033 SW Canyon Road in Portland. For more information about this attraction, visit the World Forestry Center’s website.
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