Group Visits

Are you a teacher booking a field trip? Please visit our “Field Trip” page

The historic Rice Museum houses one of the world’s finest collections of rocks and minerals. With extensive galleries, touchable specimens, skilled museum hosts, we create a layered experience for visitors of all ages to connect to learning about our world. We offer both guided tour programs and unguided group visits. 

The museum is also available for special events and meetings.

Guided tour topics include rock and mineral formation, fossilization, geologic time, history of the museum and more! Group tours are available by pre-registration.

Guided Group Tour Rates are:

Groups of 35 or less are charged a flat rate of $150
Groups with 36 attendees or more pricing per person is:
Adults: $10.00
Students (K-College): $5.00
Veterans & Active Military: $5.00
Children 4 and under: Free

Our building capacity allows us to accommodate up to 39 people per group on guided tours.
For groups larger than 39 attendees please contact our
Office Manager at to explore custom options to meet your group needs.
The museum is wheelchair friendly with an elevator. There is no food on-site, however an outdoor picnic area is available.

Unguided-Group Rates

Small groups 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 if they schedule their visit at least two weeks in advance.
The reduced admission rate for groups of 15 or more with a scheduled visit is:
Adults: $10.00
Seniors: $8.00
Students (K-College): $5.00
Veterans & Active Military: $5.00
Children 4 and under: Free

Scout Programs

New Scout Programs to meet your merit badge needs! 

  • The scout program can meet the needs of the Earth Rocks, Geology, or Outdoor Art merit badge.

  • 50 minute program plus time to independently explore the museum galleries after your program.

  • Can accommodate up to 25 attendees (scouts plus adults).

For questions or custom program needs please contact our Office Manager at

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