2018 Winter Holiday Hours

Rice NW Museum will be open special hours during Winter Break!

Hours for Winter Break: Monday, 12/24/2018: Closed (Christmas Eve). Tuesday, 12/25/2018: Closed (Christmas Day). Wednesday, 12/26/2018: Open: Holiday Hours, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM.  Museum Moment 11:00 AM •  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM Thursday, 12/27/2018: Open: Holiday Hours, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM •  Museum Moment 11:00 AM •  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM Friday, 12/28/2018: Open: Holiday Hours, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM •  Museum Moment 11:00 AM •  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM Saturday, 12/29/2018: Open: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM •  Museum Moment 11:00 AM •  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM Sunday, 12/30/2018: Open: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM Museum Moment 11:00 AM Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

We are also offering extra public tours! Join your museum host at 2:00 at the entrance of the Northwest Gallery for a guided tour of the museum. Guided tours last approximately 1.5 hours and go through all of the galleries at the museum. Tours are appropriate for all ages, and are included with admission. Museum Moments will take place at 11:00 AM. Museum Moments are 15 minute science-themed talks in museum galleries.  Check posted signs when you arrive to find out where these talks will be given.

Hours for Winter Break:

Monday, 12/24/2018: Closed (Christmas Eve)

Tuesday, 12/25/2018: Closed (Christmas Day)

Wednesday, 12/26/2018: Open: Holiday Hours, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
•  Museum Moment 11:00 AM
•  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Thursday, 12/27/2018: Open: Holiday Hours, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
•  Museum Moment 11:00 AM
•  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Friday, 12/28/2018: Open: Holiday Hours, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
•  Museum Moment 11:00 AM
•  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Saturday, 12/29/2018: Open: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
•  Museum Moment 11:00 AM
•  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Sunday, 12/30/2018: Open: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
•  Museum Moment 11:00 AM
•  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Monday, 12/31/2018: Closed (New Year’s Eve)

Tuesday, 1/1/2019: Closed (New Year’s Day)

We will follow our regular operating schedule of 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Wednesday-Friday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday & Sunday the weeks of 12/17/2018-12/23/2018 and 12/31/18-1/6/2019.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals!

2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Rice NW Museum will be open special hours for Thanksgiving Week!

2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

We are also offering extra public tours! If you are here Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at 2:00, meet your museum host at the entrance of the Northwest Gallery for a guided tour of the museum. Guided tours last approximately 1.5 hours and go through all of the galleries at the museum. Tours are appropriate for all ages, and are included with admission. Museum Moments will take place at 11:00 AM. Museum Moments are 15 minute gallery talks that rotate subjects.

Hours for Thanksgiving Week:

Monday, 11/19/2018: Closed

Tuesday, 11/20/2018: Closed

Wednesday, 11/21/2018: Open: 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM
•  Museum Moment 2:00 PM

Thursday, 11/22/2018: Closed: Thanksgiving

Friday, 11/23/2018: Open: Holiday Hours, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
•  Museum Moment 11:00 AM
•  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Saturday, 11/24/2018: Open: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
•  Museum Moment 11:00 AM
•  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Sunday, 11/25/2018: Open: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
•  Museum Moment 11:00 AM
•  Hosted Tour 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Veterans and Active Military receive FREE admission for Veteran’s Day

Image of the flag of the United States of America. The upper left side is blue with 50 white embroidered stars. The right and bottom have alternating red and white stripes. To honor those who have or are serving in our nation’s military, the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals will admit all veterans and active military free of charge on Sunday, November 11, 2018.  We thank all the brave men and women who serve our country to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.

The museum will be open to the public regular business hours, which are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday.  Please remember to bring your military ID with you.