Guest Services

Guest Services FAQs

This is a list of the guest services that the High Desert Museum offers. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 541-382-4754 ext. 271.

Education Center

The High Desert Museum offers two classrooms for rent – perfect for art classes, workshops and more! Contact us for rental rates or visit our calendar to find out about upcoming events.

Dining and Shopping

The Museum’s Rimrock Cafe offers a variety of food and beverages, with indoor and patio seating (during spring and summer months). Our wonderful gift shop, Silver Sage Trading, is open from one hour after the Museum opens until close. Admission to the cafe and store is always free.

Strollers are complimentary at Admissions.


The following Refund Policy is in effect for all purchases made from High Desert Museum.

For memberships, event tickets and donations, there are no refunds.

For facility rental, please see refund policy as stated in our Facility Rental Contract.


If you must cancel your registration for any reason, please notify the Museum as soon as possible. If you cancel, more than three weeks out, you will receive a 75% refund. A 50% refund will be given to cancellations made two weeks prior to the first day of camp. Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the first day of camp will not be refunded. Be aware that refunds will not be given for partial or unattended days. There will be a $25 cancellation fee per camp.


Parking is free and RV and bus parking is available.


Pets are not allowed within the Museum grounds, for their safety and that of the animals in our care. Service animals are the only animals permitted within the grounds. Please see our Service Animal Policy. During the summer months, the Museum offers airline-style crates for small- to medium-sized dogs, where your dog can relax and cool off in the parking and picnic area. Water is available – be sure to bring a bowl. Contact Admissions for a crate key and lock to secure your pet. Please note that Museum personnel do not monitor the crates – your dog is your responsibility.

Please don’t feed the animals!

Please don’t approach the chipmunks and squirrels on the grounds or offer them food. They are wild animals and could bite. Please monitor your children around them.

Film, Video, Photography Policy

As a visitor to the Museum, you’re welcome to take videos and still photography for personal, noncommercial use. Click here for our complete Imagery Noncommercial Uses Policy.

Non-discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:

USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.

Stop 9410

Washington, DC 20250-9410