Get out of your house and into the trees at the Discovery Museum’s newest exhibit.
This winter and spring, families can spend some quality time hanging out in the trees with a visit to the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum‘s newest exhibit, Tree Houses: Look Who’s Living in the Trees on view through May 5.
Tree Houses includes fun, hands-on ways to explore the important roles that trees play in providing homes for all sorts of wild things (including people!). Incorporating all of the senses, this popular exhibit engages forest explorers of all ages in indoor nature explorations and the ecology of sustainable harvesting of this important natural resource.
In this exhibit, families can:
- Look for signs of animal tree dwellers as they walk through an indoor tree house and across a wobbly connecting bridge
- Play a computerized forest game where they can harvest trees without harming wildlife
- Watch how a forest becomes a house
- Use tinker toys to build their own creations
- See stereoscopic 3-D images of some of the smaller animals we can find living in trees
- Listen for animals inside the tree house and try to guess their sounds on an “animal dance floor”
- Peer down from inside a “crow’s nest”
- Wander through a “kitchen” to discover not-so-obvious tree connections in our own houses
Tree Houses is open now through May 5. The exhibit is sponsored by Chevron and Radio Disney.
Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), and $6 for children ages (2-19). World Forestry Center members and children under 2 are free. Parking fee is charged.
We are so excited to be giving away a WFC Family Plus Membership and a $25 gift certificate to their Forest Store! Enter below.
The World Forestry Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization located in Portland’s beautiful Washington Park at 4033 SW Canyon Rd. The Discovery Museum is dedicated to bringing exhibits of art, history and culture from around the world to its Special Exhibits Gallery. The museum is five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26. The Center is also accessible by MAX light rail line. WFC visitors are encouraged to ride MAX or take TriMet bus #63.