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 The Center awakens children of all ages to the discovery and awe of our natural world.

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Located in the beautiful Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon, we offer kids and families an interactive learning environment to learn all about nature as well as recreational activities for everyone to enjoy!  Butterfly Pavilion, Hummingbird Garden, Nature Discovery Play, Volunteer DaysWorkshops, Youth Programs, Internships.   Wildlife Preserve and Meadow available during events.

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Rusk Ranch Nature Center gratefully acknowledges the following major sponsors, foundations and event sponsors for their help and support 2012 – 2019:  Southern Oregon Sanitation, Great Cats, Oregon Caves ChateauMadd Moose,  The Craterian,  McGrews Restaurant,  Cabin Chemistry,   Shop Smart Foods,  Ray’s Food Place,    Trader Joe’s,   Albertson’s Allen Creek,   Spa at Club Northwest,   Oregon Country Fair,   Cascades Raptor Center,     Truffles from Heaven, Coffee Heaven,  Good Earth Organics,   The Carpenter Foundation, The Fourway Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust Foundation, The Gray Family Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Illinois Valley Watershed Council, Illinois Valley Family Coalition,  Harry & David, Cary’s of OregonDillon’s Nursery & Garden Center, Coffee Heaven, Evergreen Federal Bank, Shirley and Wayne Rusk, Kimberlie Lehman, Beth Stark, Jan Walker, Carla Gillard, Edith Martin, and Diane Chirrick.

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The BUTTERFLY PAVILION, featuring native butterflies of Josephine County, is open summertime, May – October!

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Our policies and practices provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals in leadership, staffing and service, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, familial status, disability, age, religion and any status protected by law.