High Desert Museum

  • OR


59800 S. Hwy 97
United States

About Us

A nationally recognized, professionally accredited, privately funded regional museum interpreting the nature, history, art and wildlife of the High Desert region. The Museum is situated on 135 acres in Bend, Oregon and has an annual budget of $5.5 million. It employs a staff of 55, has more than 300 dedicated volunteers, and host’s approximately 140,000 visitors annually. Utilizing an array of exhibits, wildlife and living history, the Museum creates learning experiences to help audiences discover their connection to the past, their role in the present, and their responsibility to the future. The Museum reaches approximately 11,000 children thorugh our school programs and experiential based learning.