Little Wonders

Investing in our region's children now will foster their future success and encourage engagement in our community.

The Little Wonders program was created in partnership with NeighborImpact's Head Start to provide free annual memberships to 450 Central Oregon families who otherwise couldn't attend regularly due to the cost of admission. On our opening night, we welcomed more than 1,000 people to the Museum to introduce them to exhibits and programs that were now available to them. The halls and exhibits were filled with wide-eyed wonder and joyful sounds as children and their parents saw wildlife up close and explored all the Museum has to offer.

Your donation of $100 covers the cost of a High Desert Museum family membership for an entire year plus special events for Little Wonder families, and gives children learning opportunities they simply couldn't get anywhere else in the region. Sponsoring a family in the name of someone you'd like to honor makes for a great gift and teaches children the importance of sharing at the same time.

The Little Wonders program is the beneficiary of a Whole Foods 5% Day on April 5, 2017. Shop at Whole Foods in Bend and support this program!

If you have questions, please contact Rachael Greenwalt at 541-382-4754 ext. 244 or at


Made possible by The Bend Foundation,     

With support from Deschutes Cultural Coalition