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Winter Hours Begin

Winter Hours Begin

Museum will be open from
10:00 am—4:00 pm

Event Date: 

Sunday, November 1, 2015 – 10:00am

Then and Now: Edward Curtis, Early 20th Century Photography, and Contemporary Native American Photographers’ Responses

Julia Dolan, Ph.D., is the Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum and she will discuss the current works by several contemporary Native American photographers that directly respond to Curtis and his photographic legacy.

Wednesday, October 28                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Members $3, non-members $5
Free to students with ID card:

RSVP: highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp

Presented by the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the COCC Foundation and the High Desert Museum.                                                                                                                                                                 

Photo ©Wendy Red Star                                                                             

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Scavenging Raptors and Non-lead Ammunition

In recognition of International Vulture Awareness Day, Wildlife and Lead Outreach Coordinator for the Oregon Zoo Leland Brown will visit the Donald M. Kerr Birds of Prey Center to discuss lead poisoning in scavenging raptors and how the use of non-lead ammunition is an important conservation tool. An expert biologist, hunter and re-loader, Brown will discuss non-lead ammunition alternatives, why and how they work, and provide technical assistance to hunters.

Event Date: 

Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 9:30am to 4:00pm

Exclusive Members’ Opening: Glow

Glow

 

Explore how some plants and animals appear to glow in the dark. Bioluminescence or ‘living lights’ is the production and emission of light by a living organism, and is one of the most bizarre and amazing animal adaptations known to science. Many of these brilliant organisms live in the oceans, but some are found  in the High Desert like scorpions and a type of fungi jokingly called the ‘Humongous Fungus’ because it covers over three square miles and is estimated to be over 2,400 years old. Learn about bioluminescent species, but also how scientists study this phenomenon and its medical applications, such as its use in cancer-fighting drugs or detecting bio-hazards.  

Friday, June 12th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Light hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar. 

Members: Free

Guests: $5

RSVP: www.highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp

 

Event Date: 

Friday, June 12, 2015 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Charity Golf Classic

Kick off the beautiful, sunny golf season in Central Oregon with the High Desert Museum. Join us for our 4th Annual Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Charity Golf Classic at Aspen Lakes Golf Course on June 5th, 2015. Help us celebrate the summer season, all while raising money for the education programs of the High Desert Museum.

Get an up-close look at our wildlife, chat with our Living History characters dressed in time-period golf attire and participate in a fun day of scramble-style golf. Enjoy lunch before the round, heavy appetizers after and all beverages hosted throughout the day.

This event will be a scramble format with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. Prizes will also be awarded for Closest to the Pin and Long Drive. In this format, players tee off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shot from that location. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from there, and so on until the ball is holed. The lowest score for the team will be recorded. Each player will be required to use four drives.

Players will be able to purchase Mulligans and raffle tickets for a chance to win fun prizes.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION FORM

We look forward to seeing you there and helping us to support our education programs here at the High Desert Museum.

Event Date: 

Friday, June 5, 2015 – 11:30am to 7:00pm

Backpack Explorers-Sorry FULL

Preschool Learning Discovery

Preschoolers ages 3-5 engage their senses on an adventure created just for them and an adult chaperone. Go on a backpack journey throughout the Museum, observe nature, animals, science, and create art. Take home activities based on your discoveries. New themes each week.

Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am – 10:30 am,  September through May (check schedule for weeks without a program) Museum members: $10 per child. Non-members: $15 per child, plus admission for accompanying adult. Four classes (now through May) $5 discount: Members, $35 – Non-members, $55

Please pre-register using the form below to reserve your spot in class. If you have any questions please contact Marissa Ticus at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org or calling (541) 382-4754, ext. 329.

With support from Chambers Family Foundation.

 

 

May 20 and 21
Tortoise TimeWhat exactly is a tortoise? Get to know what makes a tortoise so terrific
while we study their scutes, scales and shells.

May 27 and 28
I Dig ArcheologyUncover the mysteries of the past as we dig underground and learn
what stories the earth has to tell us.

 

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – 9:30am to 10:30am

Backpack Explorers – sorry, FULL

Preschool Learning Discovery

Preschoolers ages 3-5 engage their senses on an adventure created just for them and an adult chaperone. Go on a backpack journey throughout the Museum, observe nature, animals, science, and create art. Take home activities based on your discoveries. New themes each week.

Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am – 10:30 am,  September through May (check schedule for weeks without a program) Museum members: $10 per child. Non-members: $15 per child, plus admission for accompanying adult. Four classes (now through May) $5 discount: Members, $35 – Non-members, $55

Please pre-register using the form below to reserve your spot in class. If you have any questions please contact Marissa Ticus at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org or calling (541) 382-4754, ext. 329.

With support from Chambers Family Foundation.

 

 

Apr 8 and 9
Pokey PorcupinesWatch out for those quills! Ever wonder how a porcupine spends its day?
Find out this week when we get an up-close encounter with our Museum porcupine.

Apr 15 and 16
NO BACKPACK EXPLORERS

Apr 22 and 23
Art and ArthropodsCreate artwork as we look at the unseen world of invertebrates.
Have fun learning about insects, spiders, cockroaches and more,
while discovering the role these arthropods play in balancing nature.

Apr 29 and 30
Feathered FriendsThere are plenty of feathered friends in our Central Oregon backyard.
We’ll say hello to our newest feathered creature at the Museum and
explore nature from a bird’s eye view today.

May 6 and 7
Running With River OttersBounding, somersaulting and slip-sliding around the river, otters clearly
know how to have fun. Come discover what makes these aquatic wonders so special.

May 13 and 14
Wildlife CareFind out what it takes to help care for the Museum’s wildlife. Go behind the scenes
with our staff and look at what our animals eat and what they need in their habitat.
You’ll even help with delivering meals!

May 20 and 21
Tortoise TimeWhat exactly is a tortoise? Get to know what makes a tortoise so terrific
while we study their scutes, scales and shells.

May 27 and 28
I Dig ArcheologyUncover the mysteries of the past as we dig underground and learn
what stories the earth has to tell us.

 

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 9, 2015 – 9:30am to 10:30am

Beer Tasting: Sessions & Imperials

Beer Tasting:

Sessions & Imperials

Drop in to explore our Brewing Culture exhibition and taste the
differences between session and imperial beers.

4:30—8:00 pm

Members, $3; Non-members, $5.

Beer tasting package includes souvenir glass and five tasting tickets, $10.
Additional tastings are $1 per ticket.

RSVP: highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 4:30pm to 8:00pm

Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting:

Winter and Spring Seasonals

Tastings of more than 20 beers by 11 Northwest breweries including Deschutes, Elysian, Hopworks, Juniper, Laurelwood, Oblivion, River Bend, Steens Mountain, Sunriver, Terminal Gravity and Worthy. All indoor exhibits will be open during the event thanks to sponsorship by Advisory Services and Investments.

Members $3, Non-members $5

Beer tasting package $10, includes souvenir glass and five tasting tickets.
Additional tastings $1 per ticket.

Click here to RSVP
 

A special thank you to  for their tremendous support of the Winter and Spring Seasonals tasting. 

 

Event Date: 

Thursday, March 5, 2015 – 4:30pm to 8:00pm