Latest news and announcements from the Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum.

Smithsonian Exhibition Highlighting the History of Women Inventors in the US

Throughout American history, women with diverse backgrounds and interests created inventions that changed lives every day. But women haven’t always had equal opportunities to be inventors or received as much recognition. The Smithsonian and the United States Patent and Trademark Office present Picturing Women Inventors, a poster exhibition that explores the inventions of 19 highly …

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Reopening Date Set

The Museum remains closed to deal with the mess of our recent flood and to make planned updates and changes. Saturday, May 1 is our target reopening date and we hope to return to hosting tours and on-site events this Summer. You will experience a new Rice Museum with new flooring, new cases, a new gallery layout on the main …

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Quartz, jasper and agate from the lower Nehalem River in buckets.

Rock Garage Sale

Canceled-Rock Garage Sale Hello Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals Supporters, With the care and safety of our supporters in mind and with great sadness we will be cancelling the February Rock Garage Sale Event due to the impending winter weather conditions expected in our area. We will be issuing refunds to ticket holders through …

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National Fossil Day

Join us on Wednesday, October 14 for a live on-line discussion with local amateur paleontologist Greg Carr. Carr is a long-time volunteer with the Rice Museum and a member of the North American Research Group (NARG), a club of amateur paleontologists who scour sedimentary rocks across the western U.S. for fossil remains. A fossil preparation expert, Carr …

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Summerfest Postponed to 2021

Summerfest Postponed to 2021 The Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals has reluctantly decided to cancel the 2020 SummerFest. We did not take this decision lightly, but circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we felt this was the safest course of action. We determined that the potential health risks to our employees, volunteers, members, vendors and visitors …

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