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World Forestry Center

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Address: 4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Phone Number: 503-228-1367
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Description: Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest...
Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.
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Good place to visit: you will learn something about forest here

We spent over 2 hours walking through the exhibits and learned lots that we didn't know before. This is the 50th anniversary so admission was $5 flat rate. Not a huge place but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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richmond, bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We spent over 2 hours walking through the exhibits and learned lots that we didn't know before. This is the 50th anniversary so admission was $5 flat rate. Not a huge place but lots of exhibits on the two floors. Perfect for younger kids as lots of them were targetted to the younger ones, but even our teens learned something... More 

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san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Was a bit skeptical about this museum because of it's size but was so pleasantly surprised! The space is beautiful and the exhibits are super interactive for all. My boys loved this place - especially the scavenger hunt (my 8 year old did 2 of them). The different forests on the upper level were amazing - we were all thoroughly... More 

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Sanibel, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

WOW. The staff were wonderful. They had a scavenger hunt for the kids. There were three different versions depending on the ages of the kids. My kids really were excited about being forest detectives to find the correct answers. They have a movie that takes you to forests around the world and the kids were into that too. Lots of... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We enjoyed the air conditioned museum for about an hour after being in the hot zoo. Interesting museum but my 5 year old was more interested in finding the next interactive display than reading/learning. $15 for our family of 4. Infant was free.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The World Forestry Center museum is an easily accessible opportunity to learn about our forests, the timber industry and the many taken-for-granted use of wood products. Located across from the Max line terminal in Portland's Washington Park, this hands-on experience allows visitors to sit in the cab of a logging machine, get a picture taken in a raft with a... More 

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Across the street from a light rail station. Special admission fee of $5 in effect now. Many exhibits on 2 floors. Learned a lot about wood, forest and packaging materials. Very worthwhile place to visit.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This museum has a wealth of information about the forests and lumber industry of the area and of the world. Many of the exhibits are hands on and interactive. I think it would be most appropriate for children over the age of 8.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Although we're from BC and know a lot about forestry this museum showed us many new things. Kids will like it as it's interactive and it "takes you" on a train through Russia, a whitewater raft and a trip through the canopy of the South American jungle.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I took my 10 year old and 6 year old to the Forestry Center, they had a good time for about a half hour and then they were bored. Its ok for a rainy day to spend an hour but I don't think it's worth the prices they charge. They do have some good exhibits on tree rings and petrified... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I were in Portland for a couple days and decided to spend a morning here before we left town. My husband works in fire for the US Forest Service so this museum was really interesting for us. We took the MAX train which was great and really easy. Too far to walk from downtown. The museum is... More 

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