Portable Earth Science Programs

Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum - Portable Earth Science Programs - artwork.The Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum offers a wide variety of portable earth science programs to schools, home schools, and groups. These educational programs bring the museum to you and your students, wherever they are within a 3 hour travel distance of the museum. For schools and events at greater distance, please contact us or use the form below to discuss arrangements.

Museum staff work with educators and schools to make each program meet the needs of the curriculum as much as possible. The museum provides the educator and support staff, activity materials, and equipment for each educational program. The host provides space, tables, electricity (if necessary), publicity and promotion, reservations and event management, and study materials such as student notebooks or textbooks.

Family Earth Science Night

Science fun for the whole family. Your students can invite parents and siblings to join in on their experiments and explorations with this exciting program.

Designed for up to 100 participants, the Family Earth Science Night program is 60-90 minutes long and all the support staff and activity supplies are provided. Hosts provide space, tables, volunteers, and publicity for the event.

Activities may include:

  • Making minerals
  • Mineral properties
  • Walk like a dinosaur
  • Fossil sift
  • Rock types matching game
  • Earthquakes
  • …and more!

The Family Earth Science Night is available by appointment on weeknights from 6:30-8:00 PM and weekends by special request.

To book a Family Earth Science Night for your group or class, use the program request form below. You will be contacted to discuss program details, pricing, and availability.

In-School Museum Simulation

This program truly brings the museum to your school. From kindergarten through 12th grade, we can address any topic at your students’ level.

All programs feature hands-on, interactive activities. Programs are approximately 50 minutes long and designed for up to 30 kids.

The In-School Museum Simulation Program topics include:

  • Fossils and Evolution
  • Minerals and Earth Materials
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Plate tectonics
  • …and more!

View our brochure for more detailed program descriptions, including applicable Next Generation Science Standards. In-school programs are available weekdays to accommodate school hours.

Please use the form below to request this program. You will be contacted to discuss program details, pricing, and availability.

Reserve a Portable Earth Science Program

If you would be interested in bringing a Portable Earth Science Program to your school or event, please use the form below. If you would like to tailor the program to specific curriculum needs, please explain it in the comment box.