Daily Schedule

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Fall Daily Schedule

Please note, for programs hosted in the Birds of Prey Center, the pavilion doors will close promptly when either the room is full, or at the start of the program. Late admittance is not permitted.

1904 High Desert Ranch and Sawmill 
11:00 am – 3:00 pm (Saturdays and Sundays) 
Meet historical people from all over the High Desert as they welcome you into interactive history. Explore how a family lived and supported itself in the High Desert. Help with the chores and play games!

Natural History Walk
10:30 am
Starts in the Desertarium

Join a naturalist for a short walk on Museum grounds to learn about the diverse habitats that support an abundance of plants and animals in the region.

Bird of Prey Encounter
11:00 am
In the Birds of Prey Center
Meet a nonreleasable raptor in the Museum’s care. Learn about the unique adaptations of different raptors, their role in the environment and what you can do to ensure their future in the High Desert. 

Carnivore Talk
12:00 pm
In the Birds of Prey Center
From wolves and cougars to bobcats and black bears, many predatory mammals call the High Desert home. Learn how to identify them and hear about their role in the ecosystem.

 

Living History Encounter* 
12:30 pm (weekdays) 
Meet historical people from all over the High Desert as they welcome you into history. Discover how a family lived and supported itself in the High Desert.

*Encounters take place inside and outdoors. Please check with Admissions upon arrival. 

Otter Encounter
1:00 pm
At the Autzen Otter Exhibit
Explore the role these charismatic animals play in riparian ecosystems of the High Desert. Where are otters found? What do they eat? How are they an indicator of a healthy river community? 

High Desert Hooves
2:00 pm
Mammals with hooves, such as mule deer and pronghorn, are some of the most iconic species in the High Desert. Find out how scientists study their migrations and manage challenging issues facing these populations.

Bird of Prey Encounter
3:00 pm
In the Birds of Prey Center
Meet a nonreleasable raptor in the Museum’s care. Learn about the unique adaptations of different raptors, their role in the environment and what you can do to ensure their future in the High Desert.