Sunriver Nature Center, Sunriver

4.4
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 »
  • Great hidden gem in Sunriver that has tons of things for kids and adults to enjoy. Learn about the wildlife and plants. In the summer, there are wonderful talks and hikes. Winter is fun too.  more »
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  • 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!
  • Fun place to spend the morning with the kids. Our group ranged from 5-14 in age (plus grown-ups) and all enjoyed what it had to offer. We enjoyed the birds, the habitat area, the creature cave, the nature path and the daytime solar viewing at the Observatory. Wish we could have gotten back for evening at the Observatory.
  • Our family has a membership with the Nature Center/Observatory because it's a treasure coming and enjoying the cwnter. All the volunteers and employees have so much knowledge and great senses of humor. Each evening presentation of Astronomy and planets is comedic, mind blowing and informative. I would recommend getting the young ones an extra nap time in that day and bringing them in the evening so they can look through the Telescopes and learn about our solar system. Everything is organized so well and every question always seems to get answered.
  • I really like the nature center. It's a cool little place with knowledgeable volunteers and cool animals.

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