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Whether you're three or 93, there's something for everyone at the High
Desert Museum. See birds of prey, otters, porcupines, a bobcat and more.
Check out our collection of desert dwellers in our Desertarium. Visit with
living history characters at the 1904 Miller Family Ranch. Explore High
Desert history and culture in our permanent exhibits. Learn about the
history and process of brewing in our new exhibit, Brewing Culture: The
Craft of Beer. The Museum is set on 135 beautiful wooded acres just south
of Bend. It's no wonder the Museum is ranked the #1 thing to do  in
Bend by TripAdvisor. 

 

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Museum adds a barred owl to its raptor collection

We’re excited to have just added a fifth owl species to our collection: the barred owl. This beautiful and remarkable species joins our popular hawks, eagles and falcons currently on exhibit.

The barred owl is a large owl native to the mixed deciduous/coniferous forests of the eastern U.S. Throughout the 20th century, the species made a...

Story of an Oregon Golden Eagle - Part 2

by John Goodell, Curator of Natural History

Although the golden eagle is found throughout the northern hemisphere,  the majority of the North American population lives in the High Desert. In many ways, the High Desert regions of Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and Washington have been refugia for a species whose breeding range once...