World Forestry Center and Discovery Museum- This is a popular destination for tourists who are visiting Portland, and locals who enjoy
parks, forests, and conservation. Their
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 better place to be located than in the
stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest, here in Portland. "The
World Forestry Center was established in 1964 as a private, non-profit
educational organization. Located in Portland, Oregon, the World Forestry
Center operates three programs: the Forest Discovery Center museum;
demonstration tree farms; and the World Forest Institute. The board of
directors hail from 20 countries and members represent some of the region's
leading forestry corporations, academic and research institutions, and
non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The World Forestry Center hosts events and exhibits throughout the year. To learn more about what's going on at the World Forestry Center, visit their blog.
Visiting the World Forestry Discovery Museum
World Forestry Center Directions and Map
On TriMet MAX
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).
There is a parking fee of $2.00 per car due when you pay museum admission.
Parking is free for members and those attending catered events.
South to Portland on I-5
Follow the signs for Beaverton and get on US Highway 26 West. Go through the tunnel, and up a gradual hill, then look for the Zoo-Forestry Center signs and exit 72. It's the first one you'll see on Highway 26.
North to Portland on I-5
Take exit 299B for Beaverton, which is just before you get downtown. This puts you on I-405. Take exit 1D to Hwy 26 West. Go through the tunnel, and up a gradual hill, then look for the Zoo-Forestry Center signs and exit 72. It's the first one you'll see on Highway 26.
West to Portland on I-84
Follow the signs for Beaverton, which will send you across the river and put you on I-405. Take exit 1D to Highway 26 West. Go through the tunnel, and up a gradual hill, then look for the Zoo-Forestry Center sign and exit 72. It's the first one, once you are on Highway 26
From Downtown Portland, drive south on Broadway (or any of the numbered streets) and turn west onto Clay street. This street takes you right to Highway 26 West, and then take the first exit which is #72 and marked Zoo-Forestry Center.
From the airport
As you leave the airport, take the exit for I-205 south towards Portland. After a few miles, take the I-84 west exit, which also says Portland. Continue on towards downtown Portland, then exit on I-405 towards Beaverton. Head west on Highway 26 and after the tunnel, take the Zoo-Forestry Center exit #72. It's about a 25-minute drive.
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