Our Museum

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.

Museum Hours

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 September 27 and 28, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day.

Museum Admission

$5 for adults
$5 for seniors (age 62+)
$5 for youth (3 through 18)
Free for children 2 and under

Free admission for veterans and active duty military.


4033 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221

First Floor

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.

Second Floor

Much of the second floor takes a global perspective, exploring how people around the world are connected to and dependent on their local forests.

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.

Seeking Donated Tickets for Your Fundraiser?

World Forestry Center is happy to support other organizations who are working to help further a social cause or provide a public benefit. We can donate two 4-person passes to our Discovery Museum (valid for eight people and a $40 value) to your fundraising efforts.

To pick up your donated tickets, please visit the museum front desk Wednesday through Sunday from 11am-4pm with a letter detailing your organization’s mission and fundraising efforts. (Unfortunately we’re unable to mail tickets at this time.)