Whether you're three or 93, there's something for everyone at the High Desert Museum.
See birds of prey, the porcupine exhibit, a bobcat and more. Check out our collection of desert dwellers in the Desertarium. Visit with living history characters at the 1904 Miller Family Ranch. Explore High Desert history and culture in our permanent exhibits. Enjoy watching the river otters in their newly renovated Autzen Otter Exhibit. 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 winter including new exhibits, lectures, kids camps, special events and more. For pre-schoolers, there is the adventurous Backpack Explorers that investigates science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner.