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Free Family Saturdays at High Desert Museum

BEND, Ore. - Free admission to the High Desert Museum, courtesy of Mid Oregon Credit Union, is scheduled for two Saturdays, January 25 and February 22.

The "Free Family Saturday" complimentary admission program supports the educational mission of Mid Oregon Credit Union by providing the community with the opportunity to explore wildlife and living history right in Central Oregon's backyard.

The museum is located five minutes south from Bend on Highway 97. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including the Rimrock Café and Silver Sage Trading Store.

"Every year we look forward to meeting and greeting all the families who come out for the Free Family Saturdays at the High Desert Museum," said Kyle Frick, Mid Oregon Credit Union VP of Marketing and Community Relations. "No matter what the weather, we see young and old alike who are smiling, energized, and ready to enjoy this amazing Central Oregon resource!"

"This is always a very fun and busy day for us," said Dana Whitelaw, VP of Programs. "We have wildlife talks running continually throughout the day, as well as exhibit tours, hands-on activities for kids and many interesting historic characters to meet. And if you haven't been to the museum in awhile you'll see we have two new exhibits, Woven With Tradition: Plateau Indian Bags, and Frontier Firearms: Stories of Survival and  Defense.

NOTE: Parking is limited – a free shuttle is offered from the Morning Star Christian School parking lot to the Museum and back all day. Children requiring car seats are not allowed to ride the shuttle. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information about exhibits, wildlife encounters, living history performances, music, and tours, visit the Museum's website at

Mid Oregon Credit Union is a full-service, member-owned, financial cooperative that has served Central Oregonians since 1957. With over 22,000 members in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook Counties, Mid Oregon Credit Union builds relationships through valued financial solutions. For more information about Mid Oregon Credit Union, their services and branch locations in Bend, Redmond, Madras, Prineville, and La Pine Lending Center please visit their website at

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