A collection of earth sciences education and activities for all ages

Reading Challenge

The Summer 2022 Reading Challenge has ended. 


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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