High Desert Museum Free Family Day


I recently enjoyed the High Desert Museum’s “Free Family Day” on Saturday. I packed up my 15 month old and we headed to see the animals and exhibits of the High Desert area.

We were instantly greeted by happy faces and bustling families looking at beautiful photos and displays of native birds. My son, who has a very short attention span enjoyed watching fish swim, turtles play and lizards scurry in the Desertarium.

While enjoying the indoor area of the museum we noticed a kids play area perfect for younger children who need to run off some energy. The indoor play area called “Whose House” features play structures with a rock slide, eagles nest and packrat nest. The packrat nest was a big hit for us on Saturday, as seen below:


Afterwards we wandered outside to the Birds of Prey center where we looked at owls and eagles. My son especially liked the display with the different bird sounds.

Finally, we visited the “By Hand Through Memory” exhibit. We viewed fish, artifacts and learned about the Plateau Indians.  The area was filled with colorful art work and examples of their living dwellings.

The High Desert Museum offers numerous permanent and rotating exhibits to entertain those of every age. In addition, the museum offers events throughout the year including: backpack exploring, ladies night out, free family days, kids camps, natural history pubs, and much more.

Be sure to visit the High Desert Museum on their next free family day on Saturday February 20th.