Study World Forests

Think globally and learn locally! The World Forestry Center has a variety of explorative exhibits featuring different types of forests from around the world, their unique characteristics and also sustainability challenges.

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Visit the Center

Discover our Museum! Learn about forests through our hands on exhibits, meet woodland creatures, try river rafting, and climb on Peggy the Train, our logging locomotive, and enjoy forest inspired art at the gallery.

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Join and Grow

Plant seeds for the future with the World Forestry Center!  Become a member today and donate to support our education programs, tree farms, conservation work, and world forestry studies.

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Merlo Challenge

The Merlo Foundation has pledged $1.25 million over the next 10 years to support the World Forest Institute Fellowship program. The pledge must be matched! You can help us keep this important program growing into the future.

Donate to the Merlo Match

Visit Us

Discover our Museum

Ride the raft, save some trees, take a world tour, enjoy some artwork then head out to our Tree Farm or explore the hiking trails around Washington Park. There is so much to see and learn at the World Forestry Center!

Come for a Visit!


4033 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221
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Museum Hours

Memorial Day through Labor Day
Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Labor Day through Memorial Day
Thursday - Monday 10 am - 5 pm

Museum closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, & Christmas Day.

Museum Admission

$7 for adults
$6 for seniors (age 62+)
$5 for youth (3 thru 18)
free for children under 3

For more information, call 503-228-1367.

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Forestry Conferences

WFI's conferences have focused on global wood trade, emerging countries, international perspectives on forest management and the forestland investment arena.

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International Forestry Fellowships

The WFI Fellowship Program hosts natural resource professionals from around the world at the World Forest Institute’s campus in Portland, Oregon, for 6 to 12 months.

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International Educator's Institute

A professional development program designed for educators, researchers, natural resource managers, and strategic communicators who want accurate education about the world’s forests.

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Join Our Forest Family

The World Forestry Center is a non-profit with the mission to educate the public about environmental stewardship of local and global forests. Your donation supports our mission through the educational programs we provide. Become a member or make a donation today!


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Rent a Space for Your Big Event!

Looking for the perfect place for your corporate event, party, wedding, workshop, or conference? The Forestry Center has a number of venues to offer for get-togethers from meeting size to conference size.


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