Education at the High Desert Museum

Museum founder Don Kerr often said the aim of the High Desert Museum is to “wildly excite and responsibly teach.” That sentiment lives in our mission and all that we do. We provide educational opportunities to students and educators alike, and we work closely with partners across the region to better serve our community.

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Self-guided visits

Whether you have a learning pod or a homeschool group, bring your crew to the Museum for a self-guided visit! Explore the Museum independently at your group’s pace.


Facilitated Discovery Classes

Experience wonder with your students through Discovery Classes at the High Desert Museum. Now offering new facilitated programs to our menu to connect with every grade level from Kindergarten through 8th grade.


Educator support

From teacher trainings to our annual Educators’ Night Out celebration, the High Desert Museum continues to offer support and resources to our region’s educators.


Online resources

Our Museum educators have created engaging online lessons for all ages. From natural history explorations to lessons about how Oregon’s history has shaped the state today, you’ll find many tools to keep the kids learning.


Kids Camps

Looking for a fun learning experience for your kids? Look no further! The Museum offers camp experiences with hands-on fun for elementary aged kids during school breaks. Check out what’s happening during Summer 2024 by clicking below.