Facility Rental

The museum is a great place to hold an indoor or outdoor event. Facilities are available for rent by the hour or day.

Indoor Events

We can accommodate up to 60 people for all indoor group events. Reservations include the use of the Museum facilities, and may include a private tour for your group. Contact us for rates and availability:

Just minutes from downtown Hillsboro, our woodland settings and beautiful mineral displays offer a unique, relaxing backdrop for all your events, including banquets, seminars, workshops, company picnics, or commercial presentations. Our staff is experienced at handling a wide variety of events, so let us help you ensure your event is an unforgettable success.

Outdoor Events

Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum - facility rentals and banquests - table with food.Planning a large outdoor event? Consider hosting it at the Rice NW Museum! Contact us for rates and availability with the form below.

The museum does not provide catering services, but can offer several recommendations for local caterers. To request more information regarding reservations, deposits, and rental agreements, please contact us using the form below.

Children’s Birthday Parties, Events, and Activities

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals loves a good party filled with balloons, treasure hunts, tours of the museum, and all kinds of fun children’s activities.

Whether you choose to go on a treasure hunt, rock and mineral craft projects, and have a guided tour of the museum with one of our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides, we have the birthday party package for you.

Children’s birthday party packages range from $13.00 – $20.00 per participant and include a redeemable gift card to use toward purchase of an item from our gift shop. Standard hourly rental rates do not apply to children birthday party packages.

Use the form below to reserve a date and time for your next birthday or children’s event.

Please note that the museum has some food restrictions, so please note in the comments that food will be provided so we can let you know what our guidelines are for children’s events.

Themed Events, Auctions, and Casino Nights

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals has accommodated a wide variety of special events, fundraisers, and parties. Please use the contact form below for more information on bringing your special event to the museum.

Rental Rates

$200 per hour
12 hour special rate for all-day events – $2000

Facility Rental Contact Form

To schedule an event or rent the Rice Northwest Museum facilities for your next special occasion, please call 503-647-2418 or use the form below. Please note that your event is not confirmed on your requested date until you have written confirmation from the Rice Museum.