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 impact our lives. For a limited time, you can visit the museum for free.
The museum is located in Washington Park just a short walk from the MAX light rail and the Oregon Zoo. Inside a 20,000-square-foot building, the museum has been a Portland icon since 1971.
Here’s more information about the 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.
The second floor gives a global perspective, exhibiting how people around the world are connected to and dependent on their local forests.
Other museum highlights include a five million year-old, 10,000 pound petrified stump and a locomotive you can climb aboard.
On Sundays, visitors can get free admission to the Discovery Museum at the World Forestry Center.
Free admission is available through January 29, 2023. The museum will be closed on December 25 and January 1.
The Discover Museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. While you’re there, explore all of Washington Park on the free shuttle.
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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