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“Enjoyed the owls!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sunriver Nature Center

Sunriver Nature Center
57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR 97707
541-593-4394
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Sunriver
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Sunriver Nature Center features interpretive exhibits, live birds-of-prey, amphibians and snakes, meteorite exhibit, educational programs, botanical garden, and nature trail. Winter hours: 10am - 4pm, Wednesday through Saturday
Mercer Island, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the owls!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wish there were more live animals, but enjoyed overall. Our 3 and 5 year olds thought it was fun, but after paying $14 for the family I do wish there were more LIVE animals to see.

Visited August 2013
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Sammamish, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great programs for families!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Our kids just did their first camp at the Nature Center and loved it - thanks to Haley and her Creatures of the Night camp! We went back for the Friday evening Owl Prowl and really enjoyed that as a family too - then went back to our rental house and identified a porcupine nest up in a tree, which we would never have noticed before! This is a great facility worth supporting and lots of fun for families. Very hands-on, fun to meet all the birds on site, and friendly naturalists.

Visited August 2013
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Bend
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a little oasis in the middle of the commercialization that defines much of Sunriver. For $4 you can spend an hour or two learning about nature, having an encounter with a raptor or viewing an substantial meteorite collection. There are lots of hands-on for the kids and good information for adults. Friendly staff are always available to help or answer questions. A very low-key environment. Go with an open mind and leave with it full - Painlessly.

Visited August 2013
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12 attraction reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not as good as High Desert Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The best thing about this place is the raptors. We saw two owls and a Golden eagle. Friendly and informative staff. High Desert Museum has more to offer.

Visited July 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Good family visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This nature center is a nice way to learn about wildlife around Sunriver. You should also check out the High Desert Museum about 10 miles from resort, on way to Bend. Fabulous exhibits and live animal displays

Visited July 2013
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