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Have an amazing wildlife encounter at a dedicated animal facility or sanctuary like the Sea Lion Caves or the Cascades Raptor Center. From aquariums to hatcheries, there are a variety of fun and educational arenas throughout the region.
View wildlife up close in Oregon's many natural open spaces, parks and preserves. Whale watch along the scenic Oregon Coast, bird watch at local ponds and estuaries or hike into forest groves to look for raccoons, opossum, beavers, porcupines, skunks, deer, elk, wolves and black bear, among others.
|Willamette Valley's agricultural land offers an abundance of farm animals including cows, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens and even alpacas! Drive the scenic byways during the springtime to see lots of baby animals. With such a diverse group of wild and domesticated animals, there is bound to be a thrilling interaction either at a petting zoo or along a woodsy trail.|
Nature center and wildlife hospital specializing in birds of prey. Visit over 60 birds of 33 species. Open Tuesday - Sunday and major Monday holidays. Hours April - MORE >>
Trek along the rocky shores of the Aquarium as sea otters and seals romp among the rocks. An octopus lurks in an undersea coastal cave. Encounter sharks. All in a day's MORE >>
A cavernous sea cave adopted by a herd of Steller sea lions, some years numbering as many as 200. Take an elevator ride 200 feet (61 m) down into the cave as tall as a MORE >>
Come play a round of miniature golf that marks the travels of a fish from the Columbia River to the ocean. Enjoy the park facilities, museum, picnic area and upland game MORE >>