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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 exhibits, Water's Extreme Journey and  Painting Oregon's Harvest: The Art of Kathy Deggedorfer. No other museum offers such an interesting array of wildlife, living history and ever-changing exhibits.

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

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Date
Sep 17
Exhibit Opening: 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Exhibit Opening: Wilderness in the High Desert: The 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act More >
Sep 17
Backpack Explorers
Sep 18
Off-Site Field Trip: Passage for Wildlife Visit the Hwy 97 wildlife underpasses and learn why they're important More >
Sep 18
Backpack Explorers
Sep 18
Lunch & Lecture American Wilderness: Puritan Fear to Modern Reverence More >