Whether you're three or 93, there's something for everyone at the High
Desert Museum. See birds of prey, otters, porcupines, a bobcat and more.
Check out our collection of desert dwellers in our Desertarium. Visit with
living history characters at the 1904 Miller Family Ranch. Explore High
Desert history and culture in our permanent exhibits. The Museum is set
on 135 beautiful wooded acres just south of Bend. It's no wonder the
Museum is ranked the #1 thing to do  in Bend by TripAdvisor. 


Current hours of operation: 9:00 to 5:00 daily

Our Blog

Building the Past to Experience the Present

By Living History Interpreter Ethan Mark    

In Living History, we’re always looking for ways to bring our visitors back to the past. This gives them an authentic and memorable experience. One such experience is the sight, sound, and smell of a black powder musket being fired. ...

Treasures of the vault

By Dustin Cockerham, chief exhibits preparator