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Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
Phone Number: 503-228-1367
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Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest...

Museum containing fun, interactive exhibits on forestry and forest conservation.

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2016
Sokka P
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Beaverton, Oregon
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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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 out back for relaxation. My favorite part of the World Forestry Center would have to... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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 family easily spent over 1 hour here. This is a great activity for a rainy... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 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 so much fun! I love how it draws you into the nature and let's you... More 

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Lakeland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 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 place where you can do a simulation of a tree harvesting machine. They also actually... More 

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Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 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 deal for all they offer. We spent a little over an hour there. They sell... More 

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Lakenheath, Suffolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We walked here from the Rose garden along one of the trails - a lot of uphill walking but very enjoyable. They are currently charging just $5 each entry. When we first went in I thought we wouldn't be in for long as it's not very big. But we were there for over an hour and a half. There was... More 

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Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Visited with our 3 and 6 year old grandkids. They had a good time, lots of fun interactive displays that held their attention. Not a lot of attractions but it was great for about an hour and a half. Our grandson loved the big machinery and the locomotive. $5 per person entry fee.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We ran into a group of people from the Netherlands outside of the Forestry Center and they said the place was famous with foresters overseas. The museum was very interesting with lots of interactive exhibits. Most are geared toward children, but there is plenty to keep the attention of adults. You can't miss the stump of tree with the impacted... More 

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