August 10, 11, and 12, 2014, will be Walt Wright’s Petrified Wood Seminar at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, hosted by the North American Research Group (NARG Paleo). Walt Wright is a leading expert in petrified wood. His popular seminar will be held in conjunction with the NARG Northwest Fossil Fest on …
The Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum hosts a wide variety of events, festivals, workshops, and classes at the museum.
In February, join us at the museum for Mystery Mineral Day to learn more about geology and have your samples in to have experts identify. Thunder-Egg-Stravanganza is a one-day celebration of thundereggs (the Oregon state rock) held in spring of each year. Come hunt for and have your thundereggs opened by gem cutters. Summer Festival is held each year on the first full weekend of August. This two-day event features live music, food, educational demonstrations, and vendors selling minerals, cut and rough gemstones, jewelry, and more.
February 23, 2019 – Mystery Mineral Day
April 20, 2019 – Thunder Egg-Stravaganza
May 11, 2019 – Volcano Day in conjunction with the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory
August 3-4, 2019 – Summer Fest
August 10, 2019 – NW Fossil Fest by NARG
This is an archive of the latest events and activities at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals.
The Northwest Fossil Fest hosted by North American Research Group (NARG) will be at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals Saturday, August 9, 2014. The Theme for the 9th Annual Northwest Fossil Fest is Petrified Wood. The event is free for families to learn about fossils, fossil collecting, preparation, identification, and display. The …
Come join us for the 2013 Summer Festival at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Saturday and Sunday, August 3rd from 10AM to 5PM and August 4th from 10AM – 4PM. The Rice NW Museum Summer Festival is great fun for the entire family. This two-day event includes vendors selling jewelry, petrified wood, …