10:00 am: High Desert Natural History Walk (weather permitting):
Explore the Museum grounds and learn about High Desert plants and animals.
10:30 am: High Desert Fish Talk:
Learn about High Desert fish species, their natural history and how to identify them. Feed the fish in Cheney Pond.
11:00 am – 4:00 pm: High Desert Ranger Station:
1:00 pm talk
Weekends beginning June 3, daily beginning July 1
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.
11:00 am – 4:00 pm 1904 Miller Ranch and Sawmill:
Meet the Millers as they welcome you into the past. Explore how this working family lived and supported themselves in the High Desert. Help with the chores and play pioneer games!
11:00 am: High Desert Reptile Encounter:
Learn about the reptiles of the High Desert, from identification and range to anatomy and reproduction. This is a chance to touch a cold-blooded animal!
11:30 am: Carnivore Talk:
Learn about High Desert carnivores such as cougars, coyotes, bobcats and more.
12:30 pm: Raptors of the Desert Sky (weather permitting):
Be awed by the agility, beauty and power of free-flying raptors during our outdoor flight program. Hear about hawks, owls, falcons and vultures as they soar close enough to raise the hairs on your head. Purchase tickets at Admissions by 12:00 pm. Cost: Members $3, non-members $5, children ages 4 and under free.
1:30 pm: Otter Encounter:
Discover the world of otters.
2:00 pm: Spirit of the West Tour in the Hall of Explorations and Settlement:
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.
2:45 pm: Desert Dwellers
See a variety of animals that are adapted to thrive in the High Desert. Meet some of the native High Desert wildlife up close!
3:30 pm: Bird of Prey Encounter:
Have you ever been eye-to-eye with a bird of prey? Meet a raptor u close, and learn about their fascinating adaptations. Discover how to identify these aerial predators, learn about their habitat and how we ensure their future in the High Desert.