Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, Vancouver

4.6
#5 of 7 in Parks in Vancouver
Overlooking the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington, the Water Resources Education Center offers exhibits, events and educational programs designed to teach us all how to be excellent stewards of water resources and how to use water wisely. The Water Center is also caretaker of one of the metropolitan area's few remaining natural Columbia River riparian areas, nearly 50 protected acres of adjacent wetlands providing feeding, nesting and resting habitat for more than 120 species of fish and wildlife. The Water Center is operated by the City of Vancouver's Department of Public Works and is located within the Vancouver National Historic Reserve.
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  • July 18, 2017
    A great place for kids to let off steam and enjoy water activities. Many people stopped to take pictures.  more »
  • February 14, 2017
    The city of Vancouver did a fabulous job designing this facility. Aimed mainly at children the exhibits are still cool. The best thing was the aquarium with small sturgeon, the tank supposedly had coh...  more »
  • October 20, 2016
    This is a great place to visit!! So many fun things to do, and all hands on. I love the machine with the bird sounds! Very wheelchair friendly too.  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    great place to visit and take the kids to learn more about keeping our water clean. fun exhibits.
  • July 7, 2017
    Great gardens and educational display, thanks for letting the basket weavers gather Reed😍
  • January 27, 2017
    Great place to spend a rainy day with the kids. Interesting exhibits and interactive learning tools plus Sturgeon and amphibians all at no cost. Summer programs are just the kind of thing ecology minded parents love.
  • March 24, 2017
    With a few aquariums (fish and reptiles) as well as some interesting science exhibits, the water resource center is worth a 30 minute visit.
  • August 1, 2016
    Lots of fun! It's free! I went on an impromptu outing here with my husband, and we enjoyed learning about Vanport and seeing the animals of the watershed (yes, that's right! There's terrariums with frogs and a lovely window to lots of birds). It's a hidden gem; you're likely to be the only visitor. That said, this is most certainly intended for field trips. Adjust your expectations accordingly, but give it a shot.

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