Water Resources Education Center, Vancouver

#5 of 11 in Parks in Vancouver
Garden · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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  • 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.  more »
  • Great place for kids. Lots of interactive displays from brain teasers to how electricity is made to nature and river cleanliness. And it doesn't cost a penny to get in. All the volunteers are really nice and have lots of information. One of my favorite places to take the grand kids. During the week it is almost empty.
  • 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 coho baby fish but they were missing. They have a classes for school children on Saturdays with volunteers to help educate and keep interests high. Really great bathrooms.A great place for kids to let off steam and enjoy water activities. Many people stopped to take pictures.

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