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COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

The Museum remains closed until further notice to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Please consider helping us get through this challenging time with a gift today. 
The COVID-19 crisis has put financial strain on the Rice Museum. We are a nonprofit organization that relies on ticket sales, education program fees, gift shops sales, and donations to survive.
Because we have closed our doors temporarily, we must forgo much needed revenue. With our museum closed, we urgently need financial support. The Museum has lost nearly $175,000 in revenue, or 34% of our total budget. 
When the time is right for you and your family, we would appreciate it if you would consider making a gift. Please help us preserve the Museum by becoming a member, renewing your membership, or donating today. These donations will help ensure the Museum has the necessary funds to continue to operate and grow as well as to create exhibits and programs for the future.
If you would like to make a special contribution outside of PayPal,
please contact us to guide you through the process.
The Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum is your museum. It depends upon you to keep it vital and fully staffed to help the hundreds of school children that attend learn more about natural science and the world around them. It depends upon you to keep our educational and outreach programs alive and available to everyone. It depends upon you to keep our admission fees low, allowing access to all.
There are many ways to donate and support this local and internationally acclaimed museum.
  • Donate: Take a moment to donate to keep our educational programs going and our admission fees low. We accept checks and cash at the museum in person or mail, or through the  convenience of our PayPal donation account. Your donations keep our lights on and our educational programs going, helping children, families, students, and researchers continue to have access to this unique gem of a museum.
  • Become a Member: By becoming a member, you become part of the Rice Northwest Museum’s family, helping us to grow and expand with your annual membership. You receive special access and benefits for membership, and we’ve got some very special events planned each year for you, our special guest.
  • Sponsorship: Whether sponsoring one of our adoptable rocks and minerals or sponsoring an exhibit or event, your help is needed to help us underwrite the magic that makes this museum so important to our community and the world.
  • Volunteer: We have a variety of volunteer programs and opportunities ranging from museum management and opportunities to helping us with upgrades and improvements. Maybe you are an expert rock hound? We are always looking for people to help with educational programs and to provide new insights into the rocks and minerals in our museum.
If you have an idea for sponsorship or donation to the museum, please contact us so we can both make our dreams come true.
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