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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!
Natural History, Art
X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out
When many of us think of X-rays, we think of peering beneath the skin to detect an illness or injury. Imagine using the technology to see into vertebrates with the goal of learning evolutionary stories.
Art, Natural History
Across the American West, drought, dense forests and extreme weather exacerbated by climate change are contributing to catastrophic fires. Artist Bryan David Griffith has found inspiration from fires to pose valuable questions in the exhibition "Rethinking Fire."
Carrying Messages: Native Runners, Ancestral Homelands and Awakening
The exhibit highlights the historical significance of running in Native cultures in the Western United States and the ways that some Native people today are drawing on running as a means of empowerment, sovereignty and cultural revitalization.