New weekend hours for the Rice NW Museum announced

Beginning September 20, 2014, the Rice NW Museum will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM on weekends.  At last, visitors will be able to enjoy the Rice NW Museum exhibits and shop the museum gift shop on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

These new hours coincide with the weekend of the Oregon International Air Show held at the Hillsboro Airport, which is just across the Sunset Highway (Highway 26).  So come out this weekend, avoid the air show traffic, tour the museum, then stick around and enjoy the air show.  Parking is free at the Rice NW Museum.

And please let us know what you think of these new hours.  We’d love to hear from you.

7 thoughts on “New weekend hours for the Rice NW Museum announced”

  1. The new hours for weekend visitors is a great idea! Just logged on to check admission prices as I am bringing friends out and noticed all the posting activity regarding current events in the rock and mineral community as well as a variety of subjects of interest to the general public. Absolutely great way to engage with the on line community, keep the site current and dynamic, and build interest in the museum. Bravo.

    1. Pam
      So great to hear from you and thank you for your kind words about the museum and our web site. We will do our best to keep the website current and relevant to the community we serve. Hope to see you and your friends at the museum this weekend.

  2. Very excited to hear about all the wonderful new changes going on over there. It truly is a gem in the community. I just wish the museum had extended weekend hours when I worked there! I know with past visitors, the extended hours were long awaited. I am happy the museum is doing so well and I miss being a part of it dearly.

    1. Emily – Thanks for your kind words about the museum. Things are indeed doing well.

      The extended museum hours decision has been a long time coming and has been a very popular. We hope to phase in more days open and for longer hours. And we love hearing feedback like yours on how this is working out.

      I’m sorry that the extended hours did not happen when you were involved with the museum. Hopefully you can come back and contribute again. The great staff and volunteers are a reason for our continued success.

      1. Glad to hear about the extended hours! Will you have extended hours on the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 28th? We’re driving down from Seattle (for the 2nd time!) to visit the Rice. We’re bringing friends with us this time! Thanks! Debbie

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