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Mid Oregon Credit Union is sponsoring two free admission days at High Desert Museum.

Mid Oregon Credit Union is extending an invitation to the community to enjoy free admission to the High Desert Museum on Jan. 25 and Feb. 29.

The credit union's annual "Free Family Saturday" event gives local residents the opportunity to explore art, wildlife and living history right in Central Oregon's backyard.

"Mid Oregon Credit Union's generous support of two Free Family Saturdays each year welcomes all members of the community to experience the museum," said High Desert Museum executive director Dana Whitelaw. "The well-known Spirit of the West and By Hand Through Memory exhibitions are available to explore, as well as a few limited-engagement exhibitions, such as Fueling the Future/Energizando el Futuro and Nature's Resilience. In addition, a new exhibition, Infinite Moment: Burning Man on the Horizon, will be featured during the Feb. 29 free Saturday," she said.

Visitors can also learn about the role river otters play in the ecosystems of the High Desert in the Otter Encounter, an expert-led talk at the Autzen Otter Exhibit that will take place on the hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Free Family Saturdays is one of our signature community events every year," said Kyle Frick, Mid Oregon Credit Union's vice president of marketing.  "Our team is always eager to open the doors and welcome the entire community to the museum to explore. No matter the weather, Free Family Saturdays brings all ages to spend the day together enjoying this treasured Central Oregon destination."

Located five minutes south of Bend on Highway 97, the High Desert Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum offers a 10% discount on all memberships purchased on Free Family Saturdays. For more information, visit www.highdesertmuseum.org.


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