Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

10:00 am: High Desert Natural History Walk:

Explore the Museum grounds and learn about High Desert plants and animals.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm: 1904 Miller Ranch and Sawmill:

Meet the Millers as they welcome you into the past. Explore how this working family lived and supported themselves in the High Desert. Help with the chores and play pioneer games!

10:30 am: High Desert Fish Talk:

Learn about High Desert fish species, their natural history and how to tell the difference between different types of fish. Feed the fish in Cheney Pond.

11:00 am: High Desert Reptile Encounter:

Learn about the reptiles of the High Desert, from identification and range to anatomy and reproduction. This is a chance to touch a cold-blooded animal!

11:30 am: Raptors of the Desert Sky

Members $3, non-members $5, plus admission; ages 2 and younger free.

Purchase tickets at Admissions by 11:00 am. Gate closes at 11:25 am. NO LATE ENTRY.

12:30 pm: Otter Encounter

Discover the world of otters.

1:00 pm: Ranger Station Talk

Explore the role of the U.S. Forest Service in managing our National Forest System at this historic ranger station from which a district forest ranger cared for the land and served the people for decades.

1:30 pm: Horses on the Range

There are over 60,000 mustangs roaming the rangelands across the West. Where did they come from, how are they managed and what impact do they have on High Desert ecosystems?

2:00 pm: Spirit of the West Exhibition Tour

Tour in the Hall of Explorations and Settlement:

Take a guided journey through a Native American rock shelter, fur trader encampment, silver mine, the Oregon Trail and an 1885 settlement town. Explore how the High Desert changed dramatically in the 19th century.

2:45 pm: Desert Dwellers

See a variety of animals that are adapted to thrive in the High Desert. Meet some of the native High Desert wildlife up close! NO LATE ENTRY.

3:30 pm: Bird of Prey Encounter

Have you ever been eye-to-eye with a bird of prey? Meet a raptor up close, and learn about their fascinating adaptations. Discover how to identify these aerial predators, learn about their habitat and how we ensure their future in the High Desert. NO LATE ENTRY.