Sky Hunters

  • 03.31.18
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Raptors take flight overhead in this intimate demonstration. Experience these powerful predators up close as our wildlife specialists showcase the birds’ agility and grace. 11:00 am and 1:30 pm Members $3, non-members $5 plus admission Registration and prepayment for select dates or purchase tickets day of at admissions. (more…)

Where Are Queer People Welcome?

  • 04.02.18
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Most Americans now accept gay and lesbian relationships, but the queer population is made up of an array of communities and experiences. Are all queer people accepted, tolerated and embraced everywhere? Jill Winsor, a self-described nerdy queer feminist who happens to work as a policy advocate, will guide a conversation asking the questions: Where are (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Making Music

  • 04.04.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 04.05.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Shake your leg. Flap your wing. We’ll explore music and movement this week. Make your own instrument and take it home for family fun! 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 (more…)

No Man’s Land Documentary and Discussion

  • 04.05.18
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A screening of the eye-opening documentary No Man’s Land, an on-the-ground, detailed account of the 2016 standoff between the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities, followed by a facilitated discussion. Recommended for mature audiences only. 6:00 pm, doors open 5:45 pm Museum café will be open for food and drinks Members (more…)

Natural History Pub: Beaver-Based Restoration

  • 04.10.18
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Communities Partnering with Rodents to Rehabilitate Our Watersheds High Desert riparian ecosystems face threats from a wide range of pressures. How are ecologists mimicking beaver dams to restore healthy stream habitats? Join Dr. Chris Jordon, ecologist with NOAA-Fisheries; Dr. Matt Orr, assistant professor of biology at Oregon State University; and Dr. Nick Weber, fisheries biologist (more…)

Backpack Explorers – Microscope Explorers

  • 04.11.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 04.12.18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

See nature in a whole new way. Bring your curiosity and find out how different natural objects look at a microscopic level. We’ll collect specimens and examine different textures, patterns and colors using a handheld digital microscope. Come on an adventure! Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a (more…)

Still Life Drawing Workshop

  • 04.14.18
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Create still life drawings of historical artifacts from the High Desert Museum’s collection under the guidance of artist and teacher Ian Factor. Artists and aspiring artists will have the opportunity to draw rarely-seen objects from the Museum’s collections vault. Materials required include a sketchbook or drawing pad (18” x 24” or smaller), and preferred drawing (more…)

Thorn Hollow String Band

  • 04.14.18
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy toe-tapping, old-time tunes played by our house band. Dancing encouraged! 11:00 am — 2:00 pm (more…)