10:30 am: High Desert Natural History Walk (weather permitting):
Explore the Museum grounds and learn about High Desert plants and animals.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm (weekends only): 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!
11:00 am: Carnivore Talk:
Learn about High Desert carnivores such as cougars, coyotes, bobcats and more.
11:30 am: 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
12:15 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.
1:00 pm: Otter Encounter
Discover the world of otters.
1:30 pm: 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!
2:00 pm: High Desert Hooves
Mammals with hooves, like mule deer and pronghorn, are some of the most iconic species in the High Desert. Find out how scientists study their migration patterns and manage challenging issues facing these populations.
2:45 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.