Water Resources Education Center
Welcome to the Water Center!
Whether exploring our Website or visiting our beautiful facility overlooking the Columbia River in Vancouver, you'll find a world of information designed to inspire us to become better stewards of our water resources. Teaching people of all ages how to wisely use this important, life-giving natural resource is what Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center is all about.
As the Water Center's 20th anniversary year celebration comes to a close, join us for a look back at some favorite memories, moments and activities from the past 20 years.
- Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 – Closed
- Day after Christmas, Monday, Dec. 26 – Closed
- New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31 – Closed
- Day after New Year’s, Monday, Jan. 2 – Closed
See and Do at the Water CenterInside and outside, the Water Center is brimming with things for visitors of all ages to do and see. Enjoy interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, aquaria swimming with fish, toddler-friendly Puddles Place, environmental artwork, natural gardens, wildlife-friendly wetlands and more!
Educators/StudentsEach year, the Water Center provides a new focus and hands-on related activities for its education offerings. Whether it's school field trips for pre-kindergartners to grade 12, outreach opportunities, group visits or watershed monitoring service, these programs are a great way to learn about natural resources and the world around us.
Fantastic Facility - About the Water CenterVancouver’s Water Resources Education Center opened its doors in February 1996, in concert with an innovative and advanced Marine Park Water Reclamation Facility nearby. The Water Center plays a key role in boosting awareness about water and welcoming visitors to this unique location along the Columbia River.