History & Art
Otters, porcupines, owls, oh my! Encounter wildlife up close, explore the history and culture of the wild West and take in beautiful art. The High Desert Museum is a cultural gem set on 135 acres of awe. It’s no wonder visitors voted us one of the best things to do in Bend Oregon!
Kids, Natural History, Art
Capturing Time: Celebrating 35 Years of the High Desert Museum
Explore the conception of time through objects from our permanent collection./p>
Kids, Natural History
Innovation Lab: Design Inspired by Nature
Learn how designers, engineers and architects are taking a page out of nature's book, and create some designs of your own in this family-friendly exhibition.
Art, Natural History, Wildlife
Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx
Enter the world of Archaeopteryx, a famous fossil that has informed our current understanding of birds and flight.
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo
Black-and-white photographs that document the gay rodeo circuit and lives of many of its participants.
Art, Natural History
Ascent: Climbing Explored
Discover the sport and spirit of mountaineering and rock climbing in a new, Museum-curated exhibit highlighting the history and culture of these adventure sports.