The Museum is currently closed in accordance with orders from Governor Kate Brown to slow the spread of COVID-19, and will remain closed through the end of the orders for Washington County.

COVID-19 has put financial strain on the Museum and significantly affected our fundraising and income generation. You can help. LEARN MORE.

Engaging audiences on the splendor of the Earth for nearly 25 years. 

Quartz, jasper and agate from the lower Nehalem River in buckets.
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Rock Garage Sale

Rescheduled to Saturday, February 13th. Following guidelines to help curb the spread of COVID-19, the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals is currently closed

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Museum Store Sunday

Join us on Sunday, December 20, for Museum Store Sunday. We are thrilled to be joining museum stores worldwide in offering quality gifts filled with inspiration

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Aurore Giguet

National Fossil Day

Join us on Wednesday, October 14 for a live on-line discussion with local amateur paleontologist Greg Carr. Carr is a long-time volunteer with the Rice Museum

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