Seniors Receive Free Admission to the High Desert Museum on October 18


Senior Day honors those 65 and older

Seniors aged 65 plus receive free admission to the High Desert Museum on Senior Day, Wednesday, October 18. This family-friendly day has a full schedule of daily programs including wildlife encounters, exhibit tours and a special Wolf Talk presented by Museum volunteer Bill Gawlowski who has worked with Wolf Haven and Mission Wolf, a Colorado-based wolf education program. Visitors can enjoy the newly-opened exhibition: Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx and see what innovations designers have created in the Innovation Lab: Designs Inspired by Nature exhibition.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this special day for seniors and families to enjoy all that the Museum has to offer,” said the Museum’s Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D. ”Senior Day is a wonderful opportunity to share history, wildlife and art of the High Desert with family and friends.”

In addition to the special programs, visitors can enjoy a lunch or snack in the Rimrock Café, as well as shop in the Museum’s Silver Sage Trading for gifts, books, jewelry and more.

For more information about Senior Day, contact the Museum at 541-382-4754 ext. 241 or visit the website at

Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx is made possible by 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, Bend Cultural Tourism Fund and The Bulletin, and with support from Central Oregon Radiology Associates, P.C. and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Innovation lab: Design Inspired by Nature is made possible by Bend Research and with support from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.

THE HIGH DESERT MUSEUM opened in 1982 and brings regional wildlife, culture, art and natural resources together to promote an understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of North America’s high desert country. The Museum uses indoor and outdoor exhibits, wildlife in natural habitats and living history demonstrations to help people discover and appreciate the high desert environment. The Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliate.


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