Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

10:30 am: High Desert Natural History Walk

Explore the Museum grounds on this guided walk and learn about plants and animals that live in the High Desert.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm: 1904 Miller Family Ranch*
*Weekends Only

Meet the Millers as they welcome you into the past. Explore how this working family lived and supported itself in the High Desert. Help with the chores and play pioneer games! (The Miller Family Ranch is Saturdays and Sundays only. All other listed programs are every day.)

11:00 am: Bird of Prey Encounter

Have you ever been eye-to-eye with a bird of prey? Learn about raptors’ fascinating adaptations and meet one up close. Discover how to identify these aerial predators and learn about their habit and how we can ensure their future in the High Desert. NO LATE ENTRY.

11:30 am: Carnivore Talk

From wolves to cougars and bobcats to raccoons, the High Desert is home to many predatory animals. Learn about how to identify them and hear about their ecology in the Oregon Cascades and the High Desert.

12:15 pm: Spirit of the West Tour

Take a guided journey through a Native American rock shelter, fur trader encampment, silver mine, the Oregon Trail and an 1885 settlement town. Explore how the High Desert changed dramatically in the 19th century.

1:00 pm: Otter Encounter

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?

1:30 pm: High Desert Fish Tales

Learn about High Desert fish species, their natural history and how to tell the difference between different types of fish.

2:00 pm: High Desert Hooves

Mammals with hooves, like mule deer and pronghorn, are some of the most iconic species in the High Desert. Find out how scientists study their migration patterns and manage challenging issues facing these populations.

2:45 pm: Bird of Prey Encounter

Have you ever been eye-to-eye with a bird of prey? Learn about raptors’ fascinating adaptations and meet one up close. Discover how to identify these aerial predators and learn about their habit and how we can ensure their future in the High Desert. NO LATE ENTRY.