Adopt an Animal from the High Desert Museum!
Due to supply chain issues, the Porcupine, Bald Eagle and Great Horned Owl Plush are currently unavailable.
You can adopt your favorite animal and help provide the expert care and nutrition they need for as little as $25.
The High Desert Museum cares for over 100 animals, from magnificent bald eagles to river otters and desert tortoises.
As an adoptive animal parent, you are supporting the work of our wildlife staff and volunteers who care for animals that could not survive in the wild.
Many of the animals have non-releasable injuries, meaning they could not survive in the wild. They all require ongoing veterinary care and specialized diets to maintain their health and well-being.
Every animal is provided special food that gives them the essential nutrients they would obtain in the wild. It costs $1,700 a year to care for an eagle, and as much as $7,500 a year to care for one otter. By adopting one of the listed animals here, you can help us provide for their care.
It’s easy! And it makes a great gift!
View the Family Album of adopters!
$25 – KEEPER
– A personalized adoption certificate
– Animal information card
– A record of your adoption in our online Family Album
– Materials shipped to you or your gift recipient
$50 – COMPANION
– All items in KEEPER, plus:
– A plush stuffed animal (due to supply chain issues, the Porcupine and Great Horned Owl Plush are not currently available)
$150 – GUARDIAN
– All items in COMPANION, plus:
– Two guest passes to the Museum
– Admission for two to the Raptors of the Desert Sky flight show (offered summer season only)
– A scheduled time to meet your animal in person with a wildlife curator (Adopters are not allowed to enter the animal’s enclosure). Please schedule by calling 541-382-4754 ext. 244, two weeks in advance
Please note, a $5 shipping fee will be charged in addition to the cost of the Adoption package. Allow up to two weeks for handling and shipping. Thank you. If you need expedited shipping, call us at 541-323-3303.
Bald Eagle (Due to supply chain issues, the Great Horned Owl plush is currently unavailable)
Great Horned Owl (Due to supply chain issues, the Great Horned Owl plush is currently unavailable)
Porcupine (Due to supply chain issues, the Porcupine plush is not currently available)
* Available for seasonal visitation from Memorial Day through Labor Day