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Our Museum

It Will Change The Way You Look At Trees!

Located in Portland’s beautiful Washington Park, our 20,000 square foot museum is sure to delight anyone from ages 3 to 103.  Visitors will be both educated and entertained as they learn about the importance of forests and trees in our lives, as well as environmental sustainability.

Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, the stunning Discovery Museum has been a Portland icon since 1971. Visitors can take a wet-free raft ride, see the forest from a bird’s-eye-view, learn about different people who work in the forest, and “travel” to Russia, China, South Africa and Brazil to discover how those regions are utilizing their forests and the challenges they face.


The first floor of our museum focuses on forests of the Pacific Northwest and the role they play in providing habitat, water, recreation, wood, and a multitude of other benefits. The Forest Store also provides guests with unique gift and souvenir options, many made in Oregon.

The second floor of our museum is divided into two major sections. One half of the space is the Special Exhibits Gallery devoted to temporary exhibits that explore art, history and culture from around the world. The other half explores forests around the world and their connections to people.

Families and school groups will find exhibits that pique curiosity and encourage active learning. This is a must-see attraction for anyone who lives in the Pacific Northwest or is visiting from out of town.

Museum Hours
Thursday to Monday 10am-5pm
Winter Hours: Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

We have new admission rates to celebrate our 50th Anniversary!


NEW Museum Rates
Any Person Age 3 & Older.................... $5
Members, Children 2 & Under .................







Raft Ride, museum, World forestry center