School Programs Registration

Self-Guided Visit Registration

We are continuing to offer Self-Guided visits for education groups in which you explore the Museum independently. Book your visit in advance using our Educational Visit form below. If you are interested in Discovery Classes, please view the Class Descriptions page. We do our best to respond to registrations quickly. However, due to the high number of registrations, you will hear from us within two weeks of the registration submission date. Self-guided visit registrations must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the requested visit dates. 

Please complete and submit the form below to register your group with the High Desert Museum. And, please review our Guide for Chaperones page.

Self-guided visits may only take place when the High Desert Museum is open to the public.

For questions, Email or call 541-382-4754 ext. 320.

Field Trip Costs

Field trip costs are charged based on a sliding scale. Utilizing Oregon Department of Education’s Community Eligibility Provision guidelines, pricing per student or chaperone will be determined by your school’s overall percentage of identified students eligible for the program (ISP). Chaperones within the ratio of 1 adult per 5 students is free, and additional chaperones above this ratio will cost extra. Teachers and support staff visit free.


Self-Guided Cost

Discovery Class Cost







51-75% $6/student


76-100% $5/student


Self-Guided Learning Packets are available to help support student exploration during your self-guided visit. During a Self-Guided visit, you may attend any of our daily interpretive talks and programs. Space is very limited for the daily talks and must be reserved in advance.

Field Trip Eligibility Criteria

– Visit must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of your chosen date.

– Minimum group size is 10 students

– Payment must be made in one transaction on the day of your visit, or it must be invoiced. We are unable to accept any payment in advance of your visit.

– Individual or family memberships cannot be applied to school group admission.

Learn more about field trip policies, as well as what to expect before and during your field trip, below.