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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. Don't miss our newest exhibit Painting Oregon's Harvest: The Art of Kathy Deggedorfer and 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!  

Upcoming Events

Date
Sep 2
Jane Kirkpatrick Book Signing Light in the Wilderness More >
Sep 2
Hidden Caves of Oregon Brent McGregor's photographic atlas of Oregon caves More >
Sep 3
Backpack Explorers - fall classes start Backpack Explorers starts again More >
Sep 6 to Sep 7
Adventure Travel through the John Day region Guided, overnight trip More >
Sep 6
International Vulture Awareness Day See a vulture live, up close and in flight. More >