Temporary Exhibits Currently Open
Art for a Nation: Inspiration from the Great Depression
Opened April 16, 2016
Smokejumpers: Firefighters from the Sky
Opens June 4, 2016
Art of the West
Every year this juried art show attracts well-known artists from around the country.
The Buzzsaw Sharks of Long Ago
Exhibit opens September 24, 2016.
Ansel Adams: Masterworks
October 22 - January 7, 2017
Permanent Indoor Exhibits
Spirit of the West
Journey through the history of the High Desert and experience the sights and sounds of those who lived and worked in this part of the West.
By Hand Through Memory
Explore the little known journey of the Indian nations of the Columbia River Plateau as they traveled from reservation confinement to the 21st century.
Our bobcat can be seen year-round in a forested atrium in the Hall of Exploration and Settlement.
See the creatures that thrive in the High Desert: Tortoises, turtles, lizards, snakes, spiders and even scorpions.
Younger children climb, slide, explore and dress up in this playful, indoor exhibit.
The stagecoach is a icon of the American West. Admire this authentic coach and learn its famous history.
Permanent Outdoor Exhibits
Miller Family Ranch
Step back in time and see what life was like on the 1904 Miller Family Ranch. Meet the characters, play games, do some chores, and hear tales of frontier life.
Donald M. Kerr Birds of Prey Center
Get a close-up look at some of nature's most majestic predators - owls, hawks, eagles, falcons and other birds of the High Desert
Autzen Otter Exhibit
You'll love the antics of our river otters. Watch them swim, frolic and feed from above, or below.
Talk to the sawyers about what it takes to convert timber into lumber the way it was done more than 100 years ago.
Porcupines Thistle and Honeysuckle share a habitat exhibit just outside the Birds of Prey Center.
Meet a Ranger and enjoy this historic little building from the Forest Service.
Dig, Crawl, Climb!
Pretend you're a spider or a burrowing owl. The name says it all... kids will love to dig, crawl and climb in the outdoor play area.
Enjoy the beauty of our 135 acre grounds. A one-half mile nature trail wanders along a creek, past a pond and through second-growth ponderosa pine forest,.
Changing Forest Exhibit
Explore our forest ecosystems and learn about fire, ecology and logging.
Earth, Wind and Fire Interpretive Trail
This nature trail shows you first hand the effects of a prescribed burn on a Ponderosa Forest.