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

Oct 21
Evening on Agriculture Visitors are invited to view Painting Oregon’s Harvest More >
Oct 22
Backpack Explorers
Oct 22
Water Management in the West: Part II Join Curator of Western History Dr. Margaret Lee More >
Oct 23
Backpack Explorers
Oct 25
Off-Site Field Trip: Passage for Wildlife Passage for Wildlife More >