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Frequently Asked Questions
I check out the Desert Explorers Pass to the High Desert Museum?
Ask at the checkout desk to see if the Desert Explorers Pass is available for checkout. The Desert Explorers Pass can be checked out for one week. You may use it once during that one week period.
How many people can get in using the Desert Explorers Pass to the
High Desert Museum?
The Pass is good for free admission for up to four individuals regardless of age. Children 4 and under enter free.
What happens if I lose my receipt for the Desert Explorers Pass?
Unfortunately, we cannot reprint a new receipt for you.
Do I have to return my receipt to the Library?
No. The receipt will be taken by Museum staff at the entrance. You will not have to return your receipt to the Library
How old do I have to be to check out the Desert Explorers Pass to
the High Desert Museum?
You must be 17 or older. The Desert Explorers Pass provides free admission for up to four people. Children 4 and under are always free.
Can I place a hold on the Desert Explorers Pass?
The High Desert Museum Explorers Pass is a new resource and we want to make sure it is available to everyone in our library system. So for now, the Desert Explorers Pass is first come, first served. The Desert Explorers Pass is branch specific: people must be physically present at the branch to check out the Pass.
Why are there only a limited amount of Desert Explorers Passes
available for checkout at my branch?
The High Desert Museum has generously donated ten passes to the Deschutes Public Library. We distributed these passes throughout all six Deschutes Public Library branches. The High Desert hopes to expand the Desert Pass program as soon as next year by finding sponsors to help purchase more passes for the Library.
I live outside of Deschutes County but I have a Deschutes Public
Library card. Can I still check out a Pass?
No. Passes are available only to Deschutes County residents with valid Deschutes Public Library cards.
I live outside of Deschutes County and belong to a different
library. Can I still check out the Desert Explorers Pass?
The Desert Explorers Pass is a partnership between the Deschutes Public Library and the High Desert Museum. Ask your local library about developing a partnership with High Desert and other museums.
Is the High Desert Museum Explorers Pass good at any other
The Pass is good at the High Desert Museum only.
Where can I go if I have more questions about the Deschutes Public
Library’s Desert Explorers Pass to the High Desert Museum?
You can contact Deschutes Public Library , at 541-617-7050;
or The High Desert Museum, at 541-382-4754.