Winter Nights: College Night

  •  12.14.23
     4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We’re staying open late with free admission for college students with their ID! Everyone is invited to come dressed in their best and brightest vintage snow-wear for zippy games of Bingo – something we like to call RetroTangoBingo. 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm $10, Ages 3-12 $6, Ages 3 and under free, Members free (more…)

Winter Nights: Exploring Endangered Species

  •  12.21.23
     4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring the family to explore our two newest exhibits, Endangered in the High Desert and Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species.  The exhibit themed scavenger hunt that ends with an art project is sure to be a crowd pleaser for animal lovers of all ages. And, there are sugar cookies to decorate! 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (more…)

Winter Nights: By the Fireside

  •  12.28.23
     4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 This is your ticket to get everyone out of the house in their pajamas!  Did someone say family portraits in pajamas at the Museum, with story time readings for the kiddos? We’re in! And the sugar cookies have got to go… 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm $10, Ages 3-12 $6, Ages 3 and under free, (more…)

Waterston Desert Writing Prize Submissions Open

  •  01.02.24
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Museum begins accepting submissions for the 2024 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. This will be the 10th anniversary of the prize, which honors creative nonfiction that illustrates artistic excellence, sensitivity to place and desert literacy, with deserts as both subject and setting. The submission deadline is May 1. (more…)

Wildlife Conservation Photography

  •  01.13.24
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join our wildlife team to learn about and photograph the wildlife in our care. Experienced photographers will be available to assist participants with camera techniques for portrait-style and action photography opportunities with raptors and mammals. Participants are welcome to explore the fundamentals of their equipment during a preliminary Zoom meeting on Friday, January 12 at (more…)

Prohibition Party

  •  01.19.24
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Don’t be a dew dropper! Put some concealer under those peepers, make like a swell and put on the Ritz! Head over to the Museum for 1920s-era music and signature cocktails at our speakeasy. Come dressed to impress in your finest threads. This event is for ages 21 and older. No-host bar Café open 6:00 (more…)

From Reintroduction to Recovery: Thirty Years of Yellowstone Wolves

  •  01.25.24
     6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Renowned biologist Dr. Douglas Smith, formerly the senior wildlife biologist of Yellowstone National Park, will share his experiences as the project leader reintroducing wolves into Yellowstone. This event is part of the Museum’s exploration of the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. Presentation begins at 6:30 (more…)

Museum and Me

  •  02.01.24
     4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A quieter time for children and adults who experience physical, intellectual and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Explore the Museum’s newest exhibitions and revisit your favorites. Sensory packs are available to borrow with headphones, fidgets and more. 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm FREE for individuals, friends and family With support (more…)