Group tours at the Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum are available for a variety of group sizes and special interests. The Museum is also available for special events and meetings.
The museum is wheelchair friendly with an elevator. There is no food on-site, but a picnic area is available.
Small Group Tours
Small group tours may come in for unguided visits during normal business hours. Museum hosts are available to answer questions and point out items of interest throughout the facility. Groups of 15 or more are eligible for a reduced admission rate on the following scale:
Students (ages 5-17): $5.00
Veterans & Active Military: $5.00
Children 4 and under: Free
Outside of museum business hours, a guided tour for small groups of less than 35 people may be scheduled for a flat rate fee of $150.
Schools and Large Group Tours
We are proud to be a frequent field trip destination for students all across Oregon and Washington. Special group programs are designed to both educate and excite young minds about minerals and earth science. From kindergarten to college-level, there’s so much to learn about the rocks, minerals and fossils, including what they are, how they form, their economic uses, and their extraordinary natural beauty.
Guided tours are available upon request. In most cases, school group tours are scheduled outside our normal business hours. Museum hosts will share interesting facts about the museum, its history and the many galleries, exhibits, and specimens. Our mission is to provide a FUN experience that is so engaging and educational you’ll want to come back again and again.
Students and adults alike will learn from verbal instruction, brief video presentation, exciting visual exhibits, and hands-on fun. Your group will have opportunities to See rocks that glow, touch fossils and meteorites, and so much more.
Our Guided Group Tour Rates are:
- $4.00 for students
- $5.00 for adults
- Groups of 35 or less are charged a flat rate of $150.00.
- Our building capacity allows us to accommodate up to 120 people on guided tours. Groups larger than 120 are required to book multiple tour dates.
Are you a teacher booking a field trip? Please use the registration form on our For Teachers page.
Group Tour Registration Form:
Thank you. A staff member will contact you to confirm the details of your tour.