The Museum

Experience Wonder, Safely

Welcome! We’re open daily from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm! Timed tickets are available online if you’d like to plan ahead, but reservations are not required. We have plenty of room to roam and are continuously working to ensure an environment that’s safe, supportive and thoughtful.

Our beautiful campus

Nestled in the pines on 135 acres, the Museum’s outdoor space provides room to roam.  Click here to download a map of the Museum campus.

Face coverings

The Museum requires face coverings indoors for all visitors, including children ages three and older. Thank you for helping keep our community healthy and safe!

Museum admission

Timed entry tickets are available through October 31, 2021. Please check back for updates. Tickets reservations are not required! There is plenty of room to roam, and walk-ins are more than welcome.

Members always receive free admission! 

Cleaning and sanitizing

We are sanitizing surfaces daily, and hand sanitizer stations for the public have been placed throughout the Museum.

Air quality improvements

Our facilities team has made numerous upgrades to our HVAC system. The changes include doubling the amount of fresh air in all areas of the Museum, using MERV 13 (HEPA quality) health care-grade air filters, which can remove smoke, viruses and bacteria from the air, and installing UVC lights in HVAC units to kill mold, viruses and bacteria.

Other changes

Hands-on elements in exhibits may remain closed for the time being, as well as a few other areas of the Museum, such as the Dig, Crawl, Climb outdoor play space.

Café and store

The recently renovated Rimrock Café is now open with a new menu. You can also find a great gift at Silver Sage Trading.  Please bring a reusable water bottle as well. You can refill onsite to stay hydrated! Water bottles are also available onsite for purchase. 

Rimrock Café is open daily, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm. 
Silver Sage Trading is open daily, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Talks and programs

There’s a daily program around every corner at the Museum! As part of your admission, you can attend two Bird of Prey Encounters daily at 10:00 am and 4:00 pm along with the new Wolves in the High Desert talk and more. See more details on our daily schedule.

Behind the scenes

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily, checking in with state and local officials regularly to ensure we have the best procedures in place to help safeguard our community.

When in doubt, visit on another day

Visitors and staff alike are asked to return another day if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or they have had a recent exposure to coronavirus. Learn more from the Oregon Health Authority and the Deschutes County Health Department