Daily Schedule

Fall Daily Schedule

1904 Miller Ranch and Sawmill
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Break 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm)
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!

The Ranch is closed Sunday, December 19 – Monday, December 27.

Bird of Prey Encounter*
11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Meet a nonreleasable raptor in the Museum’s care. 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. 

Carnivore Talk*
12:00 pm
From wolves and cougars to bobcats and raccoons, many predatory animals call the High Desert home. Learn how to identify them and hear about their role in the region. Space is limited and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. 

Otter Encounter
1:00 pm
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? 

We ask all who attend the Otter Encounter to please stay socially distanced from parties around you.

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 migration patterns and manage challenging issues facing these populations. Space is limited and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. 

*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.

Winter Daily Schedule

Beginning Wednesday, December 1

Living History Interpretation at the 1904 Miller Ranch and Sawmill or in the Spirit of the West exhibition
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Break 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm)
Step into the past with a living history interpreter, either at the Miller Family Ranch or in the Spirit of the West. Learn what life was like for those who settled in the High Desert. 

The Ranch is closed Sunday, December 19 – Monday, December 27.

High Desert Natural History*
11:00 am
Sometimes referred to as the “Big Empty,” the High Desert isn’t as barren as you think! Join a Museum naturalist for a discussion about the fascinating geography and diverse habitats that support a surprising abundance of plants and animals in the region. 

Carnivore Talk*
12:00 pm
From wolves and cougars to bobcats and raccoons, many predatory animals call the High Desert home. Learn how to identify them and hear about their role in the region. Space is limited and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. 

Otter Encounter
1:00 pm
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? 

We ask all who attend the Otter Encounter to please stay socially distanced from parties around you.

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 migration patterns and manage challenging issues facing these populations. Space is limited and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. 

Bird of Prey Encounter*
3:00 pm
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. Space is limited and a pass is required. Please inquire at Admissions when you arrive at the Museum. 

*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.