Fall Daily Schedule
Natural History Walk
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. Starts in the Desertarium.
Bird of Prey Encounter
11:00 am & 3:00 pm
Meet a non-releasable 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.
This is a first come, first seat event with doors closing promptly on the hour.
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 roles in the ecosystem.
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?
At the Autzen Otter Exhibit
High Desert Hooves
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 issue facing these populations.