Natural History Pub at the High Desert Museum: Recreation and Wildlife Impacts: A Balancing Act


  • 12.12.17
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Deschutes National Forest is experiencing an increasing number of visitors who utilize its many beautiful trails. Join Brock McCormick, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service, and Lauri Turner, forest wildlife program manager for the U.S. Forest Service, for a discussion about outdoor recreation and the impact on wildlife species. Topics will include habitat (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Nature’s Palette


  • 12.13.17
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 12.14.17
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 and exhibits. Foster artistic expression in your little one and take home activities to continue the learning. New themes weekly! Members (more…)

Exclusive Members’ Exhibition Preview: Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo


  • 12.15.17
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for an evening with Peter Boag, author of Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past, who will present the Old West through Camera Obscura: A Different View of the Iconic Cowboy—turning what you know about the American cowboy upside down and backward. This presentation re-conceptualizes gender and sexuality of the Old West. Members free, guests (more…)

Exhibition Opening: Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo


  • 12.16.17
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

View stunning black-and-white photographs taken by Blake Little of the gay rodeo circuit and its participants during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The exhibit beautifully captures the spirit and camaraderie of the gay rodeo. This project has been funded in part by the Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Parks and (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Happening Hibernation


  • 12.20.17
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 12.21.17
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

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 and exhibits. Foster artistic expression in your little one and take home activities to continue the learning. New themes weekly! Members (more…)

School’s Out Kids Camp


  • 12.26.17 - 12.29.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

TUESDAY-FRIDAY, DEC 26-29 Kids Camps School’s Out! Offering camps for elementary students on no school days! 9:00 am—3:00 pm All camps this session are K—5th High Desert Time Travelers Build a time machine and jump back into the time of dinosaurs and learn about Archaeopteryx, then zoom into the future and build a robotic arm. (more…)

NO BACKPACK EXPLORERS


  • 12.27.17
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 12.28.17
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 01.03.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 01.04.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

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School’s Out Kids Camp


  • 01.02.18 - 01.05.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Offering camps for elementary students on no school days! 9:00 am—3:00 pm All camps this session are K—5th Tuesday—Friday, January 2-5, 2018 4-DAY CAMP Winter Wanderers Have you ever built an igloo? This 4-day camp will explore all the wonders of winter from snow architecture to snow science and how animals make their home in (more…)

Museum and Me


  • 01.05.18
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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