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. 


Upcoming Events

Apr 25
Ranch and Brewery Tour, Sorry FULL Take a sustainability tour More >
Apr 29
Backpack Explorers-Sorry FULL
Apr 30
Backpack Explorers
Apr 30
Exhibit Opening: Kids Curate Join us for the opening of an exciting new exhibit! More >
May 1
Summer Hours start

Our Blog

Treasures of the vault

By Dustin Cockerham, chief exhibits preparator


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...