The High Desert Museum is a museum for everyone! Below is a list of ways in which we aim to accommodate visitors of all abilities. If you have additional questions regarding Museum accessibility, please contact us at 541-382-4754 ext. 273.

Sensory Information

Brain Break Bags are available to any guest. Inside you will find tangible items of different textures, along with coloring pages, communication cards, noise-cancelling headphones and puzzles. The contents of the bags are provided to help reduce anxiety and stimulation during your visit. Please ask for one at the admission desk.

Information for Visitors with Disabilities

The High Desert Museum aims to be as accessible as possible. To accommodate people with disabilities, the Museum has:

  • Accessible parking spaces
  • ADA accessible restrooms and unisex family restrooms
  • ADA accessible doors
  • Paved, wheelchair-accessible trails (with the exception of Raptors of the Desert Sky)
  • Wheelchairs available to use for no charge
  • Benches throughout the Museum and grounds for resting
  • Ramps into outdoor exhibits

Service animals are welcome at the Museum. There are certain areas and presentations without barriers between the public and our wildlife where service animals are not permitted. Please refer to our Service Animal Policy for further information.

Non-discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:

USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Stop 9410
Washington, DC 20250-9410