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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

Rescheduled to Saturday, February 13th. Following guidelines to help curb the spread of COVID-19, the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals is currently closed and will continue to be closed until we are able to welcome you back upon our re-opening. With the care of our supporters in mind, we will postpone our Rock Garage …

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Museum Store Sunday

Join us on Sunday, December 20, for Museum Store Sunday. We are thrilled to be joining museum stores worldwide in offering quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value. All purchases support the Museum’s mission and the small businesses that supply many of the items found in our store. We are working hard to stock our shelves …

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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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