ADOPT A MINERAL

Are you looking to forge a deeper connection with the Rice Museum? Do you have a favorite rock or mineral? Whether it is a gift for yourself, on behalf of a classroom or group, or in honor of a friend, by adopting a specimen, you provide financial support for the Museum and support the mission of preserving our collection for future generations. 

By joining our Adopt-a-Mineral program, you become an important part of the Museum. Rock and mineral collections require special cleaning, maintenance, and care. Your yearly tax-deductible sponsorship makes an important contribution and gives you a personal connection to the Museum.

Student Adoption

  • $25
  • Printed Mineral Fact Sheet
  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Your name displayed by the specimen for one year

Friend Adoption

  • $100
  • Printed Mineral Fact Sheet
  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Your name displayed by the specimen for one year
  • Collectable Museum Magnet

The following types of specimens are available for adoption: 

  • Amethyst
  • Azurite
  • Copper
  • Fluorite
  • Fossil
  • Garnet
  • Jasper
  • Jade
  • Malachite
  • Pyrite
  • Quartz
  • Thunderegg
  • Tourmaline

Please note your adopted item may not be the exact specimen pictured.

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals
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