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

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

Rock Garage Sale

Support the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals by reserving a ticket for our Rock Garage Sale. We have an abunance of material for new and old rock hounds alike. Come and find wonderful rocks and minerals to add to your collection! We have a wide variety of rough pieces for those interested in the …

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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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Pollinator Project Completed Thanks to TWIG Grant

The Museum successfully completed a Pollinator grant project this spring thanks to the generous support of the Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District. Funded by the Tualatin Watershed Improvement Grant (TWIG) program, the museum’s event planning and maintenance team planted about 40 different rose bushes and 35 lavender plants encircling the back public area. The …

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We Need Your Help

Dear Friends,  First and foremost, the entire staff of the Rice Museum, and I hope that you, your family, and your friends safe and healthy. Nine weeks ago, we shut our doors to the public. I personally never thought that I would be writing a letter in the middle of a world crisis. Yet, here …

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