Backpack Explorers – Batty About Bats


  • 11.01.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! Imagine hanging upside down with these masters of the night. Discover the world of bats and sort out the myths from the truths. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting artifacts while journeying through the (more…)

Weekend Workshop: Museum Geocache


  • 11.03.18
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about how animals navigate through nature, then get out your smartphones to explore how humans use technology to find the way. With several caches located throughout the Museum, families can choose to use traditional problem-solving skills with the clues provided or a GPS app to input coordinates. This hunt will take you to places (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Animal Trackers


  • 11.07.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! Whose trail is that? Be a detective and use the clues left behind by animals to find out who has been where and what they were doing. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting artifacts (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Animal Trackers


  • 11.08.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! Whose trail is that? Be a detective and use the clues left behind by animals to find out who has been where and what they were doing. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting artifacts (more…)

A Conversation with Artist John Simpkins – Sold out


  • 11.08.18
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Andries Fourie, the Museum’s curator of art and community engagement, in conversation with artist John Simpkins as they discuss the exhibition Desert Mystic: Paintings by John Simpkins. Simpkins has lived and painted alone in a schoolhouse in Andrews, Oregon on the edge of the Alvord Desert for the last seven years. His paintings weave (more…)

Mining Day


  • 11.10.18
    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…)

Kids Camps School’s Out!


  • 11.12.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adventurous Artists Do you like to create art? This camp is for you. From making animals out of clay to painting, crafting and doodling, there will be many opportunities to generate your own art work. Offering camps for elementary students on no school days! 9:00 am — 3:00 pm All camps this session are for (more…)

Natural History Pub: Of Birds and Bugs: Sage Grouse and West Nile Virus


  • 11.13.18
    7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Of Birds and Bugs: Sage Grouse and West Nile Virus The greater sage grouse faces many pressures in the High Desert. West Nile virus, first detected in Oregon in 2005, is one lesser-known threat to this iconic bird of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem. Emily Weidner, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Less is More


  • 11.14.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come on an adventure! High Desert animals are master recyclers; they must conserve energy and water while living in a demanding environment! Meet some of the master-recyclers and explore how using less is a way of sharing resources. Come prepared to create amazing recycled art. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, (more…)