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Sunriver Nature Center, Sunriver

#6 of 11 in Museums in Central Oregon
Natural History Museum · Museum
The Nature Center offers interpretive exhibits, educational programs, a botanical garden, nature trail, live birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians and an enthusiastic staff and volunteers to provide a fun and thoughtful view of our natural world.

The Observatory and Dr. Robert M. Glass Starport houses telescopes ranging in size from 4" to 20". The Observatory staff and volunteers provide a relaxed and fun atmosphere for observing the moon, stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies. Sunriver boasts one of the best "in town" views of the night sky thanks to a progressive lighting ordinance.
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  • We went here recently and enjoyed the educational nature exhibits about animals and the high desert country of Bend and Sunriver. We enjoyed walking the nature trails and watching the swans and...  more »
  • This is a fun place to experience some nature!! We rode our bikes here and learned a lot....but be sure to see the bees!!! They have an opening from the outside that allowed us to see the bees...  more »
  • Beautiful place! So many birds and very knowledgeable staff. They have a little area of reptiles and meteorites and beautiful gardens for you to walk around. They have a big bee hive, it looks really cool and you get to see it up close. I love this place and will return! I want to go to the observatory, but went during the day, so I didn't get to, so I will return.
  • We really loved this facility. The kids had a great time but I think my husband had just as much fun. We learned about a Barn Owl and many other animals. The kids loved looking for the different animals on the list. Thank you Everyone there!

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