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Address: 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661-5581
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+1 360-487-7111
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ecological treasure

The city of Vancouver did a fabulous job designing this facility. Aimed mainly at children the exhibits are still cool. The best thing was the aquarium with small sturgeon, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 14, 2017
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

The city of Vancouver did a fabulous job designing this facility. Aimed mainly at children the exhibits are still cool. The best thing was the aquarium with small sturgeon, the tank supposedly had coho baby fish but they were missing. They have a classes for school children on Saturdays with volunteers to help educate and keep interests high. Really great... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a great place to visit!! So many fun things to do, and all hands on. I love the machine with the bird sounds! Very wheelchair friendly too.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a beautifully done center with much to learn and see. The location is gorgeous and is even appropriate for meetings and gatherings outside of field trips and educational outings. They did a great job building it. As a teacher it is one of my favorite field trips.

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Thank thindi31
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

As 2 seniors looking for something to do in Vancouver till the rain stopped, we wandered into this wonderful educational resource center. It's obviously intended primarily for school groups and families, but as retired teachers, we found enough to keep our old selves entertained for over an hour! There are a lot of hands-on activities, like an area filled with... More 

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Thank TommyBear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

their is so much to see and do here. There are mainly hands on displays but there is also the opportunity to have "teachers" teach you as well. The prevalent idea is to care for our enviroment. learn about how systems that run our lives work as well. My kids and I both had several hours od fun here. If... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

We had heard about this as a great outing for children and we took our 2nd through 6th grade grandchildren. Kind of a surprise as it is well done, and close to the Columbia River and trails by the river. Went back to run one of the trails. Helpful brochures and info, including park maps of the area.

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Thank JonDrury
Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

My 2.5 year old and I explored this place on a rainy morning. They have a fun area for hands on learning, for kids under 4, and my daughter's favorite- fish, frogs, and a bicycle to ride on. Just a good, free place to go.

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Thank JThielman
Pueblo West, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great place for any age-good showcase of the Washington outdoors plus the monthly Saturday program for kids is great.

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Thank 338jacquelynk
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place for kids to play and learn! Informative, hands on exhibits for big kids and a great play area for toddlers/preschoolers!! Free!

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Thank Beth C
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

My son and I went here for his home-school science curricculum. He loved it. We both learned quite a bit about the city water system, and how it affects our lives. Will definitely be back next year.

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