News

This is a collection of posts featuring the latest news and announcements from the Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum.

Noted gemcutter Scott Sucher to speak on the history of the Hope Diamond

Join us on October 3, 2019 as we present famed gemcutter Scott Sucher, a gemcutter with a unique passion for creating replicas of famous diamonds. He has been given special access to diamonds from the vaults of major museums around the world, most notably the Smithsonian Institution to study the Hope Diamond. Access to these stones allowed …

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Reminder: Closed Labor Day

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is closed Monday, September 2, 2019, in observance of Labor Day. The museum will open again on Wednesday, September 4, at 1:00 PM. We hope your holiday rocks!

September is Reciprocal Membership Month!

Members of our partner organizations can visit the Rice Museum with their membership cards during the month of September. All levels of membership from the following organizations admit up to 4 people per membership. Reciprocal Membership Partner Organizations: Oregon Zoo, Oregon Historical Society, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, Washington County Museum, Architectural Heritage Center, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Deepwood Museum and Gardens, Clark …

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Rice NW Museum Presents: An Evening with Astronaut Story Musgrave

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is pleased to announce famed astronaut Story Musgrave will be speaking on October 26, 2019 regarding the importance of STEM education. The event will be held in the OMSI Planetarium. Musgrave will relate his own inspirational story, from a challenging upbringing to becoming the only person to …

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Mystery Mineral Day II

If you collected some strange rocks over the summer, bring them in Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 to 2:00 to see if you can stump the experts. We’ll have several geologists, mineralogists, and rockhounds available to identify your finds. Or, if you’ve been wondering what the heck that strange rock is that you think might …

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