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World Forrestry Centre Portland

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World Forrestry Centre
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Portland
OR
97221
Tel: 503-228-1367

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Located in Portland\'s beautiful Washington Park. We are just five minutes from downtown Portland. Our campus includes the Discovery Museum, Miller Hall, Cheatham Hall, the David Douglas Room and Merlo Hall (our business offices).

Where are we going today?

Our 20,000 square foot museum is located in Portlands beautiful Washington Park. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, youll marvel at the intricate hand carvings and grand entry outside, and delight in all new exhibits inside. The museum reopened on June 30, 2005 after a $7 million, 6-month renovation. All new hands-on, interactive exhibits are family friendly and designed to engage visitors to learn about the sustainability of forests and trees of the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
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Doing our bit

Our mission is to educate and inform people about the world\'s forests and trees, and their importance to all life,in order to promote a balanced and sustainable future..

What people are saying?

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    Fascinating displays of the wonder of trees! The cross-sections of petrified wood were beautiful abstracts created by Mother Nature. True works of art.
    Trying to jump as a firefighter was challenging and fun. Brought home how difficult it is, and how courageous our fire jumpers are.
    My one complaint - there is a lift to see what is like to go to the treetops. I was saving the best for last, but it CLOSES at 4pm, 1 hour before the museum closes. That should be told to customers. All other hands-on parts are open till museum closing.
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    Not for kids. The exhibits are dated and way to much reading for children. We did the whole exhibit in less than an hour. Save your money and go to the zoo.

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    My son loves the outdoors and nature in general. So when we took him here, he loved all the different exhibits and things to learn about not only nature but how we as people interact both past and present.

    I wouldn't say this place is for everyone. But those that really love want to get in depth with the land around us and how man works with the land and not against it, the Foresty Museum does a good job.

    There is something here for both kids and adults. The parachuting simulator is pretty cool as you try and copy the precise jumping skills...Read More

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    An excellent place to learn about forests, history and see some really spectacular slices of petrified wood. Also nice for our International Society of Arboriculture Tree Academy on tree risk assessment.

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    Great Concept events... I love the coffee fair

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by Suzanne Richard

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Fascinating displays of the wonder of trees! The cross-sections of petrified wood were beautiful abstracts created by Mother Nature. True works of art.
Trying to jump as a firefighter was challenging and fun. Brought home how difficult it is, and how courageous our fire jumpers are.
My one complaint - there is a lift to see what is like to go to the treetops. I was saving the best for last, but it CLOSES at 4pm, 1 hour before the museum closes. That should be told to customers. All other hands-on parts are open till museum closing.
I HIGHLY recommend this for anyone. Educational, informative and fun. Just what a learning experience should be

by Benjamin Hong

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My son loves the outdoors and nature in general. So when we took him here, he loved all the different exhibits and things to learn about not only nature but how we as people interact both past and present.

I wouldn't say this place is for everyone. But those that really love want to get in depth with the land around us and how man works with the land and not against it, the Foresty Museum does a good job.

There is something here for both kids and adults. The parachuting simulator is pretty cool as you try and copy the precise jumping skills that forest workers have to make. Also, another cool simulator is the tree feller. You get to cut down a series of trees with the feller within a specific time frame.

There are discount days so be sure to check their website for up to date information.

The Weather

Tuesday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 73° F / 23° C
Humidity: 58 %
Wind: N - 9 MPH

Wednesday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 75° F / 24° C
Humidity: 59 %
Wind: NNW - 8 MPH

Thursday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 71° F / 22° C
Humidity: 58 %
Wind: NW - 5 MPH

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