List of nature centers in Oregon

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This is a list of nature centers and environmental education centers in the state of Oregon.

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Name Location County Region Summary
Audubon Society of Portland Portland Multnomah Portland metro 150 acres, adjacent to 5,170-acre Forest Park, includes classrooms, exhibits, wildlife care center
Cape Perpetua Interpretive Center Yachats Lincoln Oregon Coast Located in Siuslaw National Forest, daily nature programs, activities, exhibits
Cascades Raptor Center Eugene Lane Oregon Coast Nature center and wildlife hospital for raptors
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum The Dalles Wasco North Central 54 acres, interpretive center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, encompasses Wasco County Historical Museum with local history, natural history, Lewis and Clark Expedition, Ice Age exhibits
Cooper Mountain Nature Park Beaverton Washington Portland metro 230 acres, operated by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
Corvallis Environmental Center Corvallis Benton Willamette Valley website, operates the Avery House Nature Center, sustainable community living
Coyote Trails' Nature Center Medford Jackson Southern Oregon website, operated by the Coyote Trails School of Nature on 7 acres in U.S. Cellular Community Park
Drift Creek Nature Center Lincoln City Lincoln Oregon Coast website, located in the Siuslaw National Forest, owned and operated by the Mennonite Camp Association of Oregon
The Environmental Center Bend Deschutes Central Oregon website, sustainability and community environmental issues
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Hillsboro Washington Portland metro 725 acres, operated by the City, features Wetlands Education Center
John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center Oregon City Clackamas Willamette Valley website, 5 acres, operated by Clackamas Community College
Lost Valley Nature Center Dexter Lane Oregon Coast 85 acres, environmental residential community with programs, trails
McGregor Park Trail Jackson Southern Oregon website, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, displays on Lost Creek Dam, area plants, wildlife, geology and cultural history
Nearby Nature Eugene Lane Oregon Coast website, environmental education programs in Alton Baker Park
North Mountain Park Nature Center Ashland Jackson Southern Oregon website, 40 acres, operated by the City
Rusk Ranch Nature Center Cave Junction Josephine Southern Oregon website, 50 acres
Siskiyou Field Institute Selma Josephine Southern Oregon website, field-based natural history classes
South Slough Interpretive Center Salem Coos Oregon Coast Marine life, birds, animals and plants of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Straub Environmental Center Salem Marion Willamette Valley website, operated by the Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center, nature and environmental education programs
Sunriver Nature Center Sunriver Deschutes Central Oregon website, operated by the planned residential and resort community, nature displays, live native animals, bird rehabilitation, trails, botanical garden
Tryon Creek State Natural Area Portland Multnomah Portland metro 645 acres
Tualatin Hills Nature Park Beaverton Washington Portland metro 222 acres, operated by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Sherwood Washington Portland metro 1,856-acre wetlands and lowlands sanctuary, features wildlife center with exhibits, viewing areas, nature programs


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