The Oregon Ridge Nature Center houses wildlife and nature, as well as a library, gift shop, and an auditorium. The Center offers a variety of exhibits explaining the history, wildlife, and natural environment of the 19th-century iron and marble mining site. Visitors can explore exhibits of fauna and flora and archaeology, as well as exhibits of live animals, including snakes, fish, amphibians, honeybees, and other creatures. An outdoor exhibit explains the old mining and smelting furnace operations, and the archaeology house is restored as a former miner tenant house. Family activities include weekend nature programs, full moon hikes, and canoeing excursions. Volunteer programs for teens are available, as are ranger-led hikes, and programs for scout troops.