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.

Corporate Rental

Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum - main lecture and demonstration room.Our large Presentation/Lecture Room with seating for up to 60 people is available all day, every day. Are you planning a corporate event? Why not let the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals help lift the burden and breathe new life into your company’s occasion? The Museum’s woodland setting, spacious lecture room, and beautiful displays offer a unique, fresh backdrop for all your event needs. Whether seminars, workshops, company picnics, or commercial presentations, our customized planning and facilitation will ensure your event will be an unforgettable success.

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! Reservations include the use of the Museum Grounds, tables, chairs, and guided tours through the museum. Contact us for rates and availability with the form below.

Limited tents are available at an additional fee. The museum will provide a certain number of chairs and tables for your use. Extra chairs and tables are available through your local rental company. 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

$150 per hour (4 hour minimum)
12 hour special rate for all-day events – $1500

  • All-day events: Mondays and Tuesdays only
  • Mornings and Evenings Available 7 days a week

Equipment Needs for Your Event

We are happy to provide all the tables and chairs needed for your event at no extra charge. Presentation monitor, projectors, screens, A/V equipment, and Internet access are also available for your use (additional fees may apply depending on your specific requirements).

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.