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Indelible memories and ear-to-ear grins. Wildlife adventures and families brought together again. That's the High Desert Museum. Where captivating animals, artful exhibits and colorful historic characters bring you back, year after year, for generations to come.

For affordable, family fun no other attraction in Bend, Oregon can match the High Desert Museum. Catch the wildly popular Raptors of the Desert Sky flight program, every summer day at 12:20. And don't miss our newest exhibit In The Dark. No other museum offers such an interesting array of wildlife, living history and ever-changing exhibits.

Come and see what everyone’s raving about.  We're proud to be rated the #1 attraction in Bend by TripAdvisor!  

PLEASE NOTE: The musuem will close at 2:00 on Saturday, August 23rd for our annual Rendezvous fundraiser. 

Upcoming Events

Date
Aug 23
25th High Desert Rendezvous 25th Annual Fundraiser More >
Aug 28
Deggendorfer artist reception Artist Reception with Kathy Deggendorfer More >
Aug 30
Painting Oregon’s Harvest: Exhibit opens The Art of Kathy Deggendorfer More >
Aug 30
Labor and Lumber Help the Miller Family and their neighbors use timber to improve their ranch before it snows. More >
Sep 3
Backpack Explorers - fall classes start Backpack Explorers starts again More >