Museum Access Programs
The High Desert Museum is a museum for everyone. We are committed to our numerous access programs that allow visitors from every walk of life to experience artful exhibitions, alluring wildlife, engaging programs and meaningful history.
Wonder Wednesdays are an effort to provide engaging activities for Central Oregon students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents and/or caregivers visiting the Museum on Wednesdays with pre-kindergarten to 12th grade children who attend school in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties will receive a reduced admission price of $5 per person.
Discovery Passes provide free Museum admission to targeted youth and adult social service organizations throughout the Oregon High Desert community who may not otherwise be able to visit the Museum.
Museum & Me is a quiet time for children and adults who experience physical, intellectual and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum. Explore the Museum’s newest exhibits and revisit your favorites free of charge. Adult chaperones are required and friends are welcome. This is a quarterly program.
Blue Star Museums is for active duty military, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families. They may visit the Museum at no charge all year round. With our new timed ticket entry system, we strongly recommend that visitors taking advantage of the Blue Star Museums program call ahead and reserve the tickets in advance. One week advanced notice is recommended.
Little Wonders is a partnership with NeighborImpact, providing free annual membership to Head Start kids and their families in our community.
High Desert Stories is a free program where our staff takes stories and adventure to libraries in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and introduces early learners to various stories. This is not taking place during the 2020-21 school year.
Museums for All is here so families with EBT cards may visit the High Desert Museum at a reduced admission rate of $2.00 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID. The reduced rate will be offered for up to six individuals (up to two adults and four children) per EBT card and is valid during normal business hours only. With our new timed ticket entry system, we strongly recommend that visitors taking advantage of the Museums for All program call ahead and reserve the tickets in advance. One week advanced notice is recommended.
Military Discounts allows retired military personnel with government ID receive 10% off their family’s admission.
For more information on these access initiatives, contact the Museum at 541-382-4754 ext. 241 or contact us.