Reminder: Early closure August 2, 2019.

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals will be closing at 5:00 PM today, August 2, for Summer Festival set up.

The museum is open from 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Programs today include a Museum Moment at 11:00 and Guided tour at 2:00. Programs are included with admission.

Other upcoming early closures include:

August 3-4- closed at 5:00 PM for Summer Festival

August 10- closed at 5:00 PM for NW Fossil Fest

Summer Hours are in effect until September 1, 2019.

Reminder: Early closure July 27, 2019.

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals will be closing at 5:00 PM today, July 27, for a private event.

The museum is open from 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Programs today include a Museum Moment at 11:00 and Guided tour at 2:00. Programs are included with admission.

Other upcoming early closures include:

August 2- closed at 5:00 PM for Summer Fest Setup

August 3-4- closed at 5:00 PM for Summer Festival

August 10- closed at 5:00 PM for NW Fossil Fest

Summer Hours are in effect until September 1, 2019.

Summer Festival 2019

Our 16th annual Summer Fest will be at Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4, 2019. The hours are 10 AM – 5 PM. Admission is $6 for everyone ages 5 and up!

Geodes and other minerals and rocks for sale at vendor booths. The outdoor festival features a wide variety of rock, mineral, gem, jewelry, and fossil dealers. We will have food for purchase, live music, and plenty of fun family activities. There will be music both days featuring Coin Club Band, food from Hakuna Murata, and ice cream from Scoop Handmade Ice Cream for purchase.

Rock clubs from around the region will be offering wonderful educational displays, demonstrations, and activities.

Come early and stay the whole day. The entire museum will be open during this event, so you can explore all our displays after browsing vendors’ tents. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy the refreshments at the museum.

It’s a perfect event to spend with friends and family. Bring them all!

New! Wire Wrapping Class at Rice Museum Summer Festival!

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is thrilled to announce that Sharleen Harvey will be teaching a wire wrapping class during our annual Summer Festival.

The class will be Saturday, August 3, from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM and costs $75. The class includes 5 hours of instruction, a cabochon, all the materials you need to create your own work of art, and admission to the festival and museum after the class. Space is limited, so register today. Click here to register!

Plan Ahead: Early Closures in July- August

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals will be closing early at 5:00 PM due to special events on the following dates:

Saturday, July 27, 2019- Closed at 5 PM (Private Event)
Friday, August 2, 2019- Closed at 5 PM (Summer Fest Set Up)
Saturday, August 3, 2019- Closed at 5 PM (Summer Fest)
Sunday, August 4, 2019- Closed at 5 PM (Summer Fest)
Saturday, August 10, 2019- Closed at 5 PM (NW Fossil Fest)

Plan Ahead: Museum Closed July 4

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 for Independence Day. We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday!

Our full schedule for the week of July 1-7, 2019:
Monday: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Thursday: Closed (4th of July)
Friday: 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

New! Summer Hours

New for 2019! Summer hours are effective 6/24/2019-9/1/2019!

Summer Hours:
Monday- 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Tuesday- Closed
Wednesday- 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday- 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Friday- 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Saturday- 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Sunday- 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

We’ll see you soon!

Spann Exhibit Opens Saturday, 3/23/19

It’s finally here! The much-anticipated Spann Exhibit will be installed in the Master Gallery this Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22. The Master Gallery will be closed Thursday and Friday for the installation.

Come on out on Saturday, March 23, and meet-and-greet with Jim from 10:00-3:00 and Jim and Gail from 1:00-3:00 and see this gorgeous new loan.

They would love to kick off spring break helping us fulfill our mission by inspiring young collectors and chatting with museum supporters, so bring the whole family!