Classes and Workshops

Exploring the rock pile in the rock garden of the Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum.The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals offers or hosts a number of on-site classes on a variety of topics including rock and mineral identification, fossils, geohazards (landslides, volcanism, and earthquakes), plate tectonics, meteorite identification, and more.

On-site presentations by museum staff members can be customized for your group’s interests, age range, and size. From lecture formats to hands-on activities, we can address topics at all levels from kindergarten to collegiate. Call the main museum phone (503-647-2418) or use our contact form to discuss your needs and ask about rates.

In addition, the Columbia-Willamette Faceter’s Guild offers classes in faceting using facilities and equipment at the Rice Museum. Several sessions of two and four week classes are offered from September to June. However, please note that classes for through October 2017 are filled. If you would like to know more please contact the Rice Museum directly.