Small School & Home School Tours

New for 2018! Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is excited to pilot a new program to expand access to our educational tours for those participating in smaller educational programs.

You can now purchase tickets to participate in one of our small school tours online! These tours will hit all of the same Next Generation Science Standards that our typical school tours fulfill, and be lead by the same enthusiastic group of educators. Content covered is appropriate for grades 1-6. This is an excellent option for students from small private schools, Montessori going-out, and families that home school.

Join us to learn about:

  • The rock cycle
  • How minerals form
  • Volcanoes
  • The scientific beginning of the universe
  • Fossils and ancient life

These tours start at 10:00 AM on available dates and last for approximately 2 hours, and includes access to our museum store and rock pile at the end of the field trip.

Adults (18+): $8
Students (Ages 5-17): $5
Siblings (4 & Under): Free

Restrictions: A minimum of 1 adult for every 7 students is required to participate. A maximum of 15 student tickets may be purchased per group. For larger groups, please refer to our “For Teachers” page to book a school tour. No refunds or exchanges. You must be affiliated with a school or home school to participate in these tours and may be asked for verification. Tickets may be printed or shown on a mobile device.

Select one of the following available dates to purchase tickets:

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM