Group Visits

Group Visits

We offer group visits for travel tour groups, family outings and small private groups.

If you’re a travel operator leading tours through Oregon, the High Desert Museum is the perfect place to stop. We cater to your group’s needs, with everything from a quick lunch stopover to a full day of adventure. Your clients will be talking about the Museum long after their trip. We’re consistently ranked as the top attraction in Central Oregon by TripAdvisor.

*If you are an educator organizing a school group tour, please visit the Education page, or email .

Booking & Arrival

Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to book your visit by calling Katie Culbertson, Assistant Visitor Services Manager, at 541-382-4754 ext. 271 or contact us.

If you must change the date of your visit, please contact the Museum as soon as possible. Two days prior to your arrival, please confirm the arrival time and the final number in your group. The bus driver and tour escort are admitted free.

If you arrive by bus, please unload and load at the entrance walkway, then park in the bus parking area. Please assemble together while the group leader pays the fee at the Admission desk. Admission fee must be paid collectively rather that individually.

Since many of the exhibits are outdoors, we suggest you check local weather reports so you can dress appropriately.

The Museum’s indoor and outdoor exhibits are wheelchair accessible.


Rates for groups of 10 or more:

November – March General (13-64) $9.60, Senior (65+) $8.00, College Student (with ID) $8.00, Child (3-12) $5.60 and 2 & under free

April – October General (13-64) $13.60, Senior (65+) $11.20, College Student (with ID) $11.20, Child (3-12) $8.00 and 2 & under free

Rimrock Café

The cafe is open with an indoor and outdoor seating. Reservations are required for groups and depend on available space. We will always do our best to accommodate you.

Only cafe food may be eaten in the cafe seating area. If you bring your own lunch, there are picnic tables located in the parking area for use. You may also call ahead to rent a private room if space is available.

Call the Café at 541-382-7288 for reservations and information on box lunches.

For further information, please call Nicole Swarts, Visitor Services Manager at 541-382-4754 ext. 271 or contact us.