Discovery Museum


Affiliated with the World Forestry Center, this Washington Park museum has been a Portland icon since 1971. Its engaging, interactive exhibits highlight the importance of forests in our lives and are designed to delight anyone from ages 3 to 103. You can take a simulated raft ride (without the watery spray), or learn about different types of forests by “traveling” to Russia, China, South Africa, and Brazil.

You can also see Peggy the Train, a steam locomotive that once hauled timber, and the Petrified Stump, the 10-million-year-old remnant of a Giant Sequoia found in North Dakota. The museum store sells everything from books on the trees of Oregon to flying-squirrel hand puppets.


4033 S.W. Canyon Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97221


45.51051400, -122.71765100

Open Hours

Memorial Day--Sept. 30: daily 10--5. Oct. 1--late May: Thurs.--Mon. 10--5.
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(503) 228-1367

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