Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, Vancouver

(4.6/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • 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. 
  • This is a beautifully done center with much to learn and see. The location is gorgeous and is even appropriate for meetings and gatherings outside of field trips and educational outings. They did a gr...  more »
  • As 2 seniors looking for something to do in Vancouver till the rain stopped, we wandered into this wonderful educational resource center. It's obviously intended primarily for school groups and famili...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This place rocks and for some reason no one ever goes there! Try it out. It's fun!
  • Not some were you want to hang out it stinks
  • Beautiful setting, interactive displays, friendly staff
  • We went to go see the birds and frogs. Great time for kids.