Sunriver Nature Center on our Must-See List
With its rare birds-of-prey, Sunriver’s only botanical garden, extensive nature trail and interactive indoor exhibits, the Nature Center is an engaging place that encourages people of all ages to get a little closer to the earth.
Guests have the opportunity to participate in exciting exploration as they track a porcupine, pet a reptile, or go eye-to-eye with a Great Horned Owl. With a wonderful offering of hands-on activities and informative programs and exhibits, the Nature Center staff of naturalists keeps people curiously engaged and provides an exciting new perspective on the natural world.
Here are some great upcoming events at the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory to check out:
Kids Class: Nature Experiments
Every Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm
Bring the kiddos to the Nature Center this spring break for two hours of fun filled science experiments! Ages 5+ $15 non-members/$13.50 members Call ahead to register; spaces fill up fast! 541-593-4394
Rocket Class at the Oregon Observatory
Friday March 28th from 10:30am-12:30pm
Learn all about rocketry, build your own model rocket then go fly it! This class is designed for kids ages 8 and up. Parents are welcome to participate!
Saturday Bird Walk
Saturday March 29th from 10:00am-12:00pm
Join our local bird expert Tom Lawler for a stroll around the Nature Center in search of spring migratory birds. Please bring binoculars and don't forget your camera! This event runs every Saturday through April 19th. By donation only. Please call to register! 541-593-4394
Tuesdays March 23rd-April 20th Use your imagination to create nature inspired master pieces! Ages 4+, $15 non-members, $13.50 members
Family Nature Hike
Wednesdays March 23rd-April 20th Join a naturalist for a hike around scenic Sunriver. We will lead you to some of the best places for wildlife viewing. All ages welcome. Free with Nature Center admission.
Experiments in Nature
Thursdays March 23rd-April 20th Turn on your science mind and conduct your own experiments to learn how nature works! Ages 5+, $15 non-members, $13.50 members.
Adventure at Benham Falls**
Fridays March 23rd-April 20th Join us for a wildlife hike to Benham Falls. We will point out interesting plants and animals along the way while describing the geologic processes that allowed Benham Falls to form. All ages welcome. $10 adults, $5 kids (SNCO members, $8 adults, $2 kids). Meet at the Nature Center by 10:15am. **This is an off-site event, reservations required
Contact the Nature Center for more information and to make reservations for classes and hikes by calling 541-593-4394. Also visit our Facebook page for daily updates! https://www.facebook.com/SunriverNatureCenterObservatory
Hours, events, admission prices and more information are available on the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory website.