Why Kids ♥ It

The inside of the museum is home to sparkling crystals, rocks that glow under ultra-violet light, giant thunder eggs, fossilized dinosaurs and their poop. The outside of the museum has lush green lawns and room to run! Plus, every kid leaves here with a free rock from our rock pile.

Why Parents ♥ It

The museum is located in the historic home of Richard and Helen Rice. An outstanding example of mid-century modern architecture, parents marvel at the building as much as the collection of fine minerals, appreciate the science exploration focus, and love our picnic area and outdoor space.

MUSEUM INFO

Address: 26385 NW Groveland Dr., Hillsboro, OR 97214

Website: ricenorthwestmuseum.org

Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 1 pm-5 pm; Saturday-Sunday: 10 am-5 pm.

Admission: Ages 18-59: $12; ages 5-17, and military/veterans: $8; Seniors (60+): $10. Free for members and children 4 and under.

Free/Discounted Days: Free: Northwest Fossil Fest by North America Research Group on the second Saturday in August. Washington County Library patrons can reserve a Cultural Pass to Adventure for free admission for two individuals. Discounted: Thunder-Egg-Stravaganza and Summer Festival.

Programs for Homeschoolers: Yes! ricenorthwestmuseum.org/education/small-school-home-school-tours/

Special Events for Families/Kids: Mystery Mineral Day (last Saturday in February); Thunder-Egg-Stravaganza (Saturday before Easter); Summer Festival (first weekend in August).

Reciprocal Memberships: Portland Attraction Marketing Alliance —
ricenorthwestmuseum.org/membership

Get Social: facebook.com/RiceNWMuseum| Instagram: @RiceNWMuseum | Twitter: @RiceNWMuseum

SHARE YOUR SELFIE

Snap a pic and share it with us at #kidsheartmuseums, #ricenwmuseum.

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