Free Guided Tour

Our free guided tours are back from May through November 2024! 

Embark with us on a journey into the fascinating world of rocks and minerals! 

This well-curated tour is designed to provide a fun and educational introduction to the world of rocks and minerals and the Rice Museum. Walking through our galleries you’ll admire the stunning beauty of nature’s artwork while learning about the geological processes that create them. In addition, you’ll hear about the couple that spent a lifetime collecting these wonders, and then turned their collection and home into a museum. Afterwards enjoy the displays at your own pace, have a picnic outside,  or walk one of our nature trails.

It’s the perfect tour for science enthusiasts, rockhounds, or anyone who has driven past us on highway 26 and wondered what that mid-century modern home was in the middle of the farmland! 

Advanced registration is required. This is a mixed group (families) tour with up to 20 attendees. Recommended for first grade and older. Please make sure to register all people in your party, including children. 

Thank you to our generous donors who made offering this program possible! 

People who wished to be recognized by name:

Julie and Dave Sorenson
Erica Patino
Ross McKnight
Lorraine W Vagner
Jessica Baker
Harriet Ottaviano
Janet and Stephen Tolopka
Russell Williams
Lola “Rusty” Etzwiler
Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals
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