Summertime Kicks Off at the Museum!


(Popular summer daily talks, like having a porcupine moment in Desert Dwellers, kick off Saturday | Photo courtesy of High Desert Museum)

Raptors of the Desert Sky Starts Saturday

Experience the agility of owls, hawks and perhaps even a turkey vulture in flight during Raptors of the Desert Sky, every day at 11:30 am starting this Saturday. Naturalists narrate the action and share about the adaptations and habitat of these powerful birds of prey.

Raptors of the Desert Sky
Daily, Memorial Day weekend — Labor Day

Tickets go on sale for that day’s program at Admissions and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. And they often sell out by 10am!
Raptors Prices & Information

Check Out the Daily Talks

Learn about mammals like porcupines as you see them up close, hear about wolves in the High Desert and more during the Museum’s summertime schedule of daily talks. And they’re free with admission!

Summer Schedule of Daily Talks
Starting Saturday, May 27
Free with Museum admission
Check Out Schedule

New Exhibition Opening: Vistas del Cielo

Imagine strolling through a life-size diorama that takes you on a journey through the world of High Desert vaqueros—Latinx cowboys—brought to life with vibrant piñata paper. That is the experience multidisciplinary artist Justin Favela is bringing to the High Desert Museum in the new, original exhibition Vistas del Cielo—views from the sky—opening this Saturday!

Vistas del Cielo
Opens Saturday, May 27
Free with Museum admission
Learn More

Ranger Station Opens for Summer

Explore a historic U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station! Starting Saturday and throughout weekends in June, the ranger station will be open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

High Desert Ranger Station
Opens Saturday, May 27
Free with Museum admission
Ranger Station History


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