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Community invited to High Desert Museum Free Family Saturdays


Mid Oregon Credit Union invites the community to enjoy free admission to the High Desert Museum on Jan. 26 and Feb. 23.

The “Free Family Saturday” complimentary admission program supports the community with the opportunity to explore art, 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., with Rimrock Cafe open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Silver Sage Trading open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Mid Oregon Credit Union’s generous support of two Free Family Saturdays invites the community to experience the Museum,” says High Desert Museum Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D. “The well-known Spirit of the West and By Hand Through Memory exhibitions are open for families as well as temporary exhibitions – John Simpkins’ Desert Mystic is still on display and Rick Bartow’s Things You Know But Cannot Explain makes its debut on the first Free Family Day this year.”

“Free Family Saturdays is one of our signature community events every year,” says Kyle Frick, Mid Oregon Credit Union’s VP of Marketing. “Our team can’t wait to open the doors and welcome local families to the museum to explore. No matter the weather, Free Family Saturdays bring young and old alike to spend the day together enjoying this one-of-kind Central Oregon destination.”

The Museum is offering a 10 percent discount on all memberships purchased on Free Family Saturdays at the Museum, giving families the opportunity to save on future visits. For more information about exhibits, wildlife encounters, living history, and events, visit the Museum’s website at

Mid Oregon Credit Union is the only financial institution headquartered in Central Oregon. Serving more than 32,000 members in Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook , Wheeler, Lake, and North Klamath Counties, Mid Oregon Credit Union provides a range of savings and loan options to help families and businesses achieve their financial dreams. For more information about our services and branch locations in Bend, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, and Sisters, visit .

THE HIGH DESERT MUSEUM opened in 1982 and brings regional wildlife, culture, art and natural resources together to promote an understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of North America’s High Desert country. The Museum uses indoor and outdoor exhibits, wildlife in natural habitats, and living history demonstrations to help people discover and appreciate the High Desert. The Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliate. Visit

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