You may miss Mid Oregon Credit Union’s Free Family Saturday at the High Desert Museum. We certainly do! With Oregon’s COVID-19 regulations, the Museum cannot offer these events. Mid Oregon wanted to continue supporting community access to the Museum. So, we are sponsoring the High Desert Museum Access Programs. These programs provide free and reduced admission to ensure educational experiences are accessible.

Wonder Wednesdays

Wonder Wednesdays offer engaging activities for students, parents and/or caregivers visiting with pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade children from Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, Lake, and Klamath counties. So, these visitors receive a reduced admission price of $5 per person.

Museum and Me

Museum and Me is an after-hours Museum time for children and adults with physical, intellectual, and/or social disabilities. To note, this program is held one evening per quarter and free to individuals, friends, and family.

Discovery Passes

Discovery Passes provide free Museum admission to targeted youth and adult social service organizations in the community.

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is for active-duty military, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families. So, they may visit the Museum at no charge year-round.

Little Wonders

Little Wonders is a partnership with NeighborImpact. This program provides free annual membership to Head Start kids and their families in the community.

Museums for All

Museums for All is for families with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. So, they may visit the Museum at a reduced admission price of $2 per person. Just present an EBT card and photo ID for access. This rate is offered for up to six individuals (up to two adults and four children) per EBT card and valid during regular business hours.

In addition, the Museum offers free admission for mothers on Mother’s Day and fathers on Father’s Day. To learn more about the High Desert Museum Access Programs, visit Please note: due to limited Museum capacity, visitors should reserve timed-tickets online prior to visiting.

Last but not least, the High Desert Museum recently reopened its interior exhibits with the Deschutes County’s change in COVID-19 status. Quite exciting news, indeed! We encourage you to explore all the High Desert Museum has to offer.