Whether you're three or 93, there's something for everyone at the High Desert Museum. See birds of prey, 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. 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.
We have a lot going on at the Museum this fall, including new exhibit openings, return of the Natural History Pub Series, lectures and special events.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR OTTERS ARE CURRENTLY OFF EXHIBIT WHILE THEIR HOME IS BEING RENOVATED. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR PROGRESS AND TO HELP MAKE THEIR NEW HABITAT WONDERFUL BOTH FOR THE OTTERS AND VISITORS.