A collection of earth sciences education and activities for all ages

Reading Challenge

This Summer Reading Challenge is for readers of all ages and abilities, even children who have not yet begun to read. Register your child today for a FREE admission pass to the Museum. Complete the challenge by August 31, 2021 and receive a special prize. 

Visit the Challenge page for more information. 


Share Your Rock

We invite young rockhounds to share a picture of their rock adventures with us. Take a photo with your rock or mineral from the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals and tag us on Facebook #RiceNWMuseum. We would love to see your rockhounding adventures!


Gregg Carr Crinoid Talk

Popsicle Fossils Lab

Created by Lara O’Dwyer-Brown 

Bottle Cap Lab

Created by Lara O’Dwyer-Brown 

Rock Painting
Created by Self-Sufficient Mama

Trace Fossils

Created by Lara O’Dwyer-Brown


With permission from Paleo Joe 

Liberty Gold

Nick Zantner with Rob Repin

What is a Fossil?


Partner Organizations

We work with a variety of organizations and companies to provide better service and information to our museum visitors, members and students. In addition to the many local rock clubs and associations, here is a list of the organizations and companies that help us achieve our goals.

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals
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