Free day!

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  •  02.24.24
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone gets in FREE!    **Daily Programs are subject to capacity.  Please view our daily schedule online. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Made possible by (more…)

Member Appreciation Night

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  •  02.13.24
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Please join us for our Member Appreciation Night festivities with Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D.! 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm Members free, member guests $5 Hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar   (more…)

Natural History Pub: Steelhead Return to the Crooked River

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  •  02.05.24
     7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Across the West, assorted dams block critical waterways and halt native fish migration. Opened in late 2019, the Opal Springs volitional fish passage project offers one pathway for native fish to bypass the site’s dam and access the Crooked River. Please join Chris Gannon, director of the Crooked River Watershed Council, to learn how steelhead (more…)

Museum and Me

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  •  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…)

From Reintroduction to Recovery: Thirty Years of Yellowstone Wolves

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  •  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…)

Prohibition Party

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  •  03.08.24
     7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Prohibition Party is SOLD OUT! Tickets will not be sold at the door. We appreciate your understanding! Don’t be a dew dropper! 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 (more…)

Wildlife Conservation Photography

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  •  03.02.24
     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, March 1 at (more…)

Museum Closed! Staff Development.

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  •  01.11.24
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Museum will be closed for staff development. We’ll reopen at 10:00am on Friday, January 12! (more…)

Waterston Desert Writing Prize Submissions Open

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  •  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…)