The Rice is open on a limited basis.  Following OSHA, CDC, Washington County HHS, and the Oregon Museum Association (OMA)  reopening best practices and safety guidelines we’re excited to welcome you back. With limited capacity, staggered ticketing times, posted social distancing signs throughout the museum, and more we are working to provide a safe and socially distant experience. 
Appointments are required to visit the museum.

Masks are REQUIRED

We ask you to help keep everyone safe by doing the following:
    • Stay home if you are feeling unwell or are exhibiting flu-like symptoms. Symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
Masks are required unless an accommodation for people with disabilities or other exemption applies.
  • The museum will be happy to give you a free disposable face covering to help keep everyone safe.
  • Children under five years of age and those with health conditions or a disability that makes wearing a mask difficult are not asked to wear a mask.
  • Abide by current social distancing requirements while on museum grounds and stay at least 6 feet away from staff, volunteers, and other museum guests that are not in your group.
  • Frequently utilize the hand sanitizer stations located around the museum.
  • If you must use a restroom while at the museum please only use the visitor restroom outside of the main museum entrance.
  • Please wash your hands when you return home.
We have implemented additional safety guidelines for our staff to help keep you safe:
  • Staff and volunteers stay home if they feel sick or unwell.
  • Staff and volunteers are required to wear a mask or face covering when onsite.
  • Maintain current guidelines of social distancing of 6 feet whenever possible.
  • Limit the number of staff in staff areas to 1 for every 6 feet.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Disinfect frequently and clean work spaces.
    Side note: We avoid using strong bleach-based products on the myrtlewood where possible. 

If there are any additional safety guidelines or concerns that you feel the museum should implement please let us know by sending a message to

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals
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