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Natural Sciences and Technology

Baling hay near Echo. (Photo courtesy Darcy Sexson)

Baling hay near Echo. (Photo courtesy Darcy Sexson)

Along with the many visitors centers available in state and national parks and forest areas, other independent centers teach visitors about the natural world and encourage them to speculate about those things yet to be learned. Oregonians enjoy a number of excellent institutions dedicated to furthering scientific research and education. Some of these are listed below.


Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

The High Desert Museum

Malheur Field Station

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center

Oregon Zoo

University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History

World Forestry Center

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