Backpack Explorers – Cool Chemists


  • 01.17.19
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! What happens when you mix two things together? Be a chemist in our lab. Swirl colors together, make solutions that fizz and bubble, and do an “experiment” that you can taste! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks (more…)

Winter Raptors (Weather Permitting)


  • 01.19.19
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join a Museum curator to view raptors in Central Oregon. Visit Fort Rock to observe the natural behaviors of raptors such as golden eagles, ferruginous hawks, prairie falcons, merlins and more. Transportation provided. 8:00 am – 3:00 pm $50, Members receive 20% discount This event is sold out. If you would like to be placed (more…)

Mining Day


  • 01.19.19
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stake a claim, pan for gold and have your earnings authenticated in our indoor placer mine and boomtown. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Museum admission, plus $2 per “miner” (more…)

Museum and Me


  • 01.19.19
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A time for children and adults with physical, intellectual and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Explore the newest exhibits and revisit your favorites. 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Free for individuals, friends and family Made possible by (more…)

Kids Camp School’s Out


  • 01.21.19
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Final Frontier Boldly go where no one has gone before! Discover what it takes to get a rocket into space. Join us as we launch our own rocket designs and learn about the wonders of our vast solar system. This camp is sold out. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Pokey Porcupines


  • 01.23.19
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! With a coat of sharp quills, this High Desert creature knows how to keep predators away. We’ll be sure to not get too close to our porcupine as we see what its life is all about. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Pokey Porcupines


  • 01.24.19
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! With a coat of sharp quills, this High Desert creature knows how to keep predators away. We’ll be sure to not get too close to our porcupine as we see what its life is all about. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a (more…)

Free Day


  • 01.26.19
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone gets in free! Made possible by (more…)