Exclusive Members’ Exhibition Preview: Ascent: Climbing Explored


  • 04.27.18
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Discover the history and culture of mountaineering and rock climbing and learn about the geology that draws climbing enthusiasts to our region. See climbing-inspired art and explore hands-on activities, including a climbing wall. Join us in celebrating the spirit and sport of climbing with live music, family-friendly activities, food and beverages. 6:30 pm — 8:00 (more…)

Exhibition Opening: Ascent: Climbing Explored


  • 04.28.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover the history and culture of mountaineering and rock climbing and learn about the geology that draws climbing enthusiasts to our region. See climbing-inspired art and explore hands-on activities, including a climbing wall. Made possible by With support from Bend Magazine, Bend Rock Gym, Century Insurance Group, Chubb, Lonza (Formerly Bend Research) and the James (more…)

Dutch Dining: Breakfast


  • 04.28.18
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Camping season is right around the corner! Enhance your camp kitchen skills with this Dutch oven cooking class. Breakfast is served after you learn how to select, prepare and fire up your oven and coals. 10:00 am — 12:00 pm Members $10, non-members $15 Registration and prepayment required. The following Refund Policy is in effect (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Beyond Bags


  • 05.02.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 05.03.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

What do you carry all your treasures in? Plateau Indian Bags had many purposes and were used every day. Find out what traditions they hold and the stories they told. Come on an adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with (more…)

Exhibition Opening: Kids Curate


  • 05.03.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the culmination of this year’s Kids Curate program as you explore a series of interpretive panels highlighting the natural and cultural history of the Crooked River Canyon. The exhibit was created by Crooked River Elementary School fifth-grade students in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and the Museum. Made possible by Bloomfield Family (more…)

Conservation Photography


  • 05.05.18
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join our wildlife curators to meet and photograph a variety of species in the Museum’s living collection and learn about their natural history. Workshop includes an optional classroom session on Friday at 6:00 pm followed by a day shadowing a wildlife curator to learn about wildlife conservation. Photographic opportunities include raptors in flight and mammals (more…)

Senior Day


  • 05.08.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free admission for all visitors 65 years or older. Made possible by (more…)

Natural History Pub: Climate Science, Impacts and Policy


  • 05.08.18
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Climate change is one of the most important challenges humanity has ever faced. But together, we can be part of the solution. Catherine Macdonald, director of policy and external affairs for the Oregon chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Dr. Ryan Huago, forest ecologist for TNC, will discuss the latest in climate science, impacts (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Junior Ornithologist


  • 05.09.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 05.10.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come study and gather data about the winged wonders of the Museum as an ornithologist — a scientist who studies birds! Come on an adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting artifacts while journeying through the Museum’s nature trails (more…)

Evolution of a Climber


  • 05.10.18
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Join us for an inspiring and entertaining evening with Patagonia climbing ambassador and award-winning author Kelly Cordes. Kelly will share photographs and stories of his evolution as a climber, alpinist and outdoor adventurer. 6:00 pm Museum café will be open for food and drinks Members $3, non-members $5 The following Refund Policy is in effect (more…)