3 Oregon Nature Centers That Make Excellent Family Day Trip Destinations

Nature Centers offer a wealth of knowledge about the ecosystems around you and the animals that call them home. Though hiking is always a blast and is a beloved pastime in the northwest, adding hands-on education materials to the mix makes it that much more fun. Who wouldn’t want to see different birds of prey in flight or feel the fur of your local wildlife? There are plenty of nature center day trips in Oregon, but these three family-friendly parks are fun without being spendy.

If you happen to be looking for somewhere more hiking-focused, or you have already visited these nature centers, you might check out this list of 10 kid-friendly short hikes across Oregon that offer adventure without too much legwork. Happy hiking!

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Address: Cascades Raptor Center, 32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene, OR 97405, USA
Address: Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd, Sunriver, OR 97707, USA
Address: Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA