The Discovery Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.
Change the Way You See the Forest!
Located in Portland’s forested Washington Park just steps from the MAX Light Rail, World Forestry Center’s Discovery Museum invites visitors to examine forests and consider all the ways they impact our lives.
The dramatic 20,000-square-foot wooden building has been a Portland icon since 1971. Visitors get a bird’s-eye view of a northwest forest, explore society’s connection to the woods, and learn about the challenges and opportunities facing this critical natural resource.
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday – 11 am – 4 pm
Thursday – 11 am – 4 pm
Friday – 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday – 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday – 11 am – 4 pm
Museum closed on November 16,
December 15, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
New Year’s Day
$5 for adults
$5 for seniors (age 62+)
$5 for youth (3 through 18)
Free for children 2 and under
4033 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221
The first floor focuses on the many roles that forests play in our lives. View the forest as a habitat, a place for recreation and reflection, a critical resource, and more. Share your thoughts and experiences at our special exhibit, The Future of Forests.
Much of the second floor takes a global perspective, exploring how people around the world are connected to and dependent on their local forests. A visiting exhibit, Rethinking Fire, looks at wildfire through the lenses of science and art.
Support the Museum
A donation to World Forestry Center supports programs like our Discovery Museum. We rely on donors like you to fund a sustainable forestry future.
Explore Before Your Visit
Browse the photos below to explore the Discovery Museum before you visit. Already visited? Find your favorite exhibit or display.