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.To visit Water Resources Education Center and other attractions in Vancouver, use our Vancouver trip planner.
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Today was our first visit in quite a few years, maybe 6 or so. We went for Second Saturday, and the 13 year olds enjoyed it. We also enjoyed walking on the trails and looking at birds. Great place!
Today was our first visit in quite a few years, maybe 6 or so. We went for Second Saturday, and the 13 year olds enjoyed it. We also enjoyed walking on the trails and looking at birds. Great place! more »
A great place for kids to let off steam and enjoy water activities. Many people stopped to take pictures.
A great place for kids to let off steam and enjoy water activities. Many people stopped to take pictures. more »
My 3 year and I visited on a Wednesday morning, and we were the only ones there for a couple of hours! Lots of fun interactive exhibits that are more geared toward older kids (maybe elementary/middle school age?), but my daughter was still entertained, and we had some good conversations about how we can take care of the earth. There were a few exhibits that weren’t in working order, but otherwise the facility was very nice!
The building hours here have changed due to Covid. 10am open time instead of 9am. 😊 The amount of things to learn about water, resources and sustainability are amazing! The amount of interactive games and activities for the kids was really impressive! There was a lot of space in between each area so it was stroller and /or wheelchair friendly! The building was clean and maintained well. They do not require masks so know that others will not be masked but you are welcome to wear one still. It was a very educational experience and very fun to see.
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