World Forestry Center (United States)
World Forestry Center – United States
World-class permanent exhibits, traveling exhibits and gallery shows at the World Forestry Center Museum.
Address: 4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR, 97221
Phone 1: 503-228-1367
Official site: http://www.worldforestry.org
Opening hours: Museum and store are open 10 to 5 p.m. except Christmas Day.
More info: A 70-foot-tall replica of a Douglas fir is the museum's centerpiece. Learn about how trees grow as this giant tree describes the wonders of nature in your choice of English, French, Spanish, German or Japanese. - Old growth: This exhibit, Treasure in Transition, demonstrates the unique forest type that has caused much controversy in the Northwest. Learn how these forests are valued by people and nature. - Tropical forests: Developed by the Smithsonian Institution, this rain-forest exhibit is entitled A disappearing Treasure and brings to focus the plight of rain forests and its inhabitants. - 50 original Ansel Adams photographs, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Adams' birth, as well as an exploration of the larger-than-life man behind the lens.
Main theme(s): natural, history, environmental, science
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