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Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory is off Circle 3 at 57245 River Rd. Situated on 8 acres between Lake Aspen and the Deschutes River, the museum features exhibits describing the natural history of Central Oregon, reptiles and amphibians, a kids interactive area and a large collection of meteorites. The Nature Center grounds include a botanical garden, outdoor raptor enclosure, a quarter-mile hiking trail, wetland and forest areas and a birds of prey exhibit featuring five live raptors.

The Oregon Observatory, a NASA Affiliate Facility, houses multiple telescopes including 20-inch and 30-inch scopes. The observatory offers both daytime solar viewing and nighttime star gazing. Solar system and rocketry classes are offered for kids ages 8 and older during the summer.

Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.

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