History & Art
Otters, porcupines, owls, oh my! Encounter wildlife up close, explore the history and culture of the wild West and take in beautiful art. The High Desert Museum is a cultural gem set on 135 acres of awe. It’s no wonder visitors voted us one of the best things to do in Bend Oregon!
Lair: Light and the Art of Stephen Hendee
Immerse yourself in a futuristic world of light and sound. The glowing, high-tech world of Stephen Hendee explores the spaces in which we live, both physically and virtually.
Imagine a World
In the original exhibit, the Museum examines efforts over the decades to create ideal societies throughout the Western United States—from the glass domes of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 to the infamous Rajneeshpuram of “Wild, Wild Country.”
Natural History, Art
Vanishing Night: Conserving Dark Skies in the High Desert
Explore breathtaking large-scale imagery of the changing High Desert skies alongside information about the harm light pollution causes to wildlife. “Vanishing Night” offers simple solutions for all residents to cut back their use of artificial light.