Thanks to your generous support, the High Desert Museum has offered inspiring exhibitions, programs, wildlife encounters and art that connect visitors to the natural beauty and human ecology of the High Desert region for 35 years. Your donation helps educate future generations with unforgettable learning experiences that are not available anywhere else.

Please help us maintain our early childhood education programs such as Little Wonders that contribute to expanding critical thinking skills and developing an interest in science. Help us present nine new exhibits a year that engage and entertain. Help make the Museum accessible to 14,000 families every year who can’t afford to visit. Help us care for our otters and other animals. We spend more than $27,000 a year to keep our mammals, raptors, reptiles and amphibians healthy and well-fed. Giving feels good, and it’s tax deductible. The High Desert Museum is a 501(c)3 and it’s easy to donate online. Just scroll down and use the simple donation form.

Donations of any amount are deeply appreciated. If you are interested in making a sustaining gift on a recurring monthly or quarterly basis, please call Heather Vihstadt, Director of Developement, at 541-382-4754 ext. 248.

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If you would prefer, you can mail your donation to the High Desert Museum, 59800 South Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702. Thank you!

To make tribute gifts or restricted contributions, please call the Museum’s accounting office at 541-382-4754 ext. 232

Please note: Donations made through this portal cannot be attributed towards membership purchases, including the Desert Sage Society. Please see the links below for joining or renewing as a Museum member.

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