Best Nature Centers in Oregon!

Discover the great outdoors in Oregon with a visit to one of these four nature centers in the state. From wildlife sanctuaries to nature education centers, these spots will surely bring out the nature enthusiast in everyone. Prepare to be surrounded by lush green forests, crystal clear rivers, and the gentle sounds of wildlife. Let's explore the best of the best.

Rusk Ranch Nature Center, Cave Junction, OR

The Rusk Ranch Nature Center provides children and their families with an array of interactive activities in a stunning natural setting. From discovering the wonders of nature to enjoying fun recreational activities, the whole family is sure to have a blast! Come explore a wild and wonderful world.

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, Sunriver, OR

The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory is the pinnacle of excellence where visitors, volunteers, and staff come together and form strong relationships. As a team, their dedication to professional standards, quality, and creativity has led them to incredible success. Explore and discover this extraordinary space and witness firsthand the fantastic progress they have made together.

Chintimini Wildlife Center, Corvallis, OR

Marvel at the beauty of Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley at the Chintimini Wildlife Center. From trails and bridges to a wildlife viewing blind, there's something for everybody to explore. With its dedication to the rehabilitation and recovery of wildlife patients and its education center within a wetland and open prairie, Chintimini offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature.

Cascades Raptor Center, Eugene, OR

Learn the incredible connection between people and birds of prey at the Cascades Raptor Center. Here you can get up close and personal with the wild birds of the Pacific Northwest while learning more about their uncommon role in maintaining the planet's natural and cultural heritage. It's a fun and informative knowledge for the whole family.

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