Daily Schedule

Summer Daily Schedule

1904 Miller Ranch and Sawmill
The Miller Family Ranch is open! Meet the Millers as they welcome you into the past. Explore how this working family lived. Help with chores and play games!

 

 

 

Ranch Hours: July 26 – August 1

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: closed
Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: closed

High Desert Ranger Station
Open Saturdays and Sundays only from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Explore the role of the U.S. Forest Service in managing your National Forest System at this historic ranger station, from which a district forest ranger cared for the land and served the people for decades.

*The Ranger Station will be closed on Sunday, August 15.

Bird of Prey Encounter*
10:00 am and 4:00 pm
Enjoy a close-up view of a magnificent bird of prey! Discover how to identify these aerial predators and how we can ensure their future in the High Desert. Space is limited and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. One party per bench to ensure physical distance, please.

High Desert Fish Tales*
10:30 am
Healthy populations of fish have sustained economies and ecosystems in the High Desert for thousands of years. Learn about the surprising diversity of native fish, their importance to ecosystems and High Desert communities, and why we must work together to conserve and restore them to the landscape. Space is limited and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. One party per bench to ensure physical distance, please.

Raptors of the Desert Sky
11:30 am
Enjoy our signature outdoor flight program: Raptors of the Desert Sky. Watch as hawks, owls, falcons and even a turkey vulture fly, quite literally, right overhead. Listen to the stories of these birds as a Museum curator narrates the action and introduces the hunting strategies and natural behaviors of these spectacular birds of prey.

This program is a separate ticket. Learn more about the popular flight show!

Wolves in the High Desert*
1:00 pm
At one time the entire High Desert was habitat for the gray wolf. Exterminated in the 1900s, the apex predator is now staging a comeback. Learn about the biology of wolves, their role in natural ecosystems and the challenges our communities are working to overcome as they return home. Space is limited and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. One party per bench to ensure physical distance, please.

Desert Dwellers*
2:00 pm
Meet some of the charismatic species found throughout the High Desert. Learn about their natural history and the amazing adaptations they use to survive in the harsh and changing environment. Space is limited and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. One party per bench to ensure physical distance, please.

Horses on the Range*
3:00 pm
There are an estimated 95,000 free-roaming horses throughout the West. Where did they come from, how are they managed and what impact do they have on High Desert ecosystems? Space is limited and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. One party per bench to ensure physical distance, please.

*Seating is limited, and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. The presentations are at least 15 minutes and take place in the Birds of Prey Center pavilion. One party per bench, please.