The High Desert Museum is marking its 30th anniversary this year, and our newly launched schedule of summer programs, particularly our Raptors of the Desert Sky program, truly shows how the vision of Museum Founder Donald M. Kerr is being realized today. The program featuring raptors in flight in our forest ? has just kicked off daily for the summer.
This program epitomizes the type of experience Kerr had in mind when he originally envisioned a new kind of museum, a mostly outdoors and exciting one. Visitors take a 10-minute walk out into our forest on a trail just far enough that you can no longer see any buildings. Hawks, owls and other raptors to soar around guests in a forest clearing, and the forest becomes our classroom. Our biologist narrates, addressing each species? hunting techniques, diet and conservation status.
This daily program highlights native raptors and birds of prey. It is not a show that strives to make birds more human. The Raptors program does the opposite. It takes visitors into nature and the wild world of birds.
Our visitors connect to the natural world of the High Desert in such a unique way in this special experience. Tickets are: for Members, $2; for non-members, $3 per person, plus admission; ages 4 and under, free.
It?s every day at 11:30 a.m. this summer through Labor Day.