The Water Resources Education Center is a unique and inspiring way for kids to learn all about water, why it's so important and how it helps our planet to thrive!
Within the education centre you can find a diverse range of interactive displays and environments all linked in theme by H20! (That's water, kids!)
While entertaining there is still a strong educational bias with easy to access information targeted at a young level.
Also at the Water Resources Education Center you'll find indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits that include aquariam just swimming with fish, as well as a play laboratory, an aquatic art gallery, wild gardens and wildlife-friendly wetlands just waiting to be explored, plus further seasonal specials so keep an eye out for those!
Inside and outside, the Water Center is brimming with things for visitors of all ages to do and see!
The centre also host a number of programs and workshops perfect for learning more about water and the environment, so don't forget to check "What's Happening" to see events coming including river walks and tree pruning workshops.
Hands-on exhibits, wetlands with beautiful wildlife, learning, and family fun, all waiting at Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center!
Did we mention it's FREE admission? What's not to love!?
From Interstate 5, take state Highway 14 to Exit 1, bearing right. Turn east (left) at the Columbia Shores intersection onto Southeast Columbia Way and continue to head east about 3 miles. Follow the signs at the turnaround to the Center.
From Interstate 205, take state Highway 14 to Exit 1 toward the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. Turn left onto Columbia House Boulevard and follow Columbia under the railroad tracks to the Columbia Shores intersection. Turn east (left) at the Columbia Shores intersection onto Southeast Columbia Way and continue to head east about 3 miles. Follow the signs at the turnaround to the Center.
Check the Whats Happening list so you don't miss out on fun workshops and activities!
The Water Center offers a variety of educational programs for local students. Teachers may schedule a school visit for their classroom and choose age-appropriate activities.
Give them a call if you have questions about accessibility!
Take good walking shoes!