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The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation. Located just west of Portland, Oregon, in Hillsboro, the Museum showcases not only...more
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The Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals is one of my family's favorite places to visit. I have taken family, friends, and Girl Scout troops there many times. The displays are beautiful and informative, with some very unique specimens. The midcentury house that houses...More
This museum is world-renowed for its collection of Rocks, minerals and meterorites. You will be amazed at the huge,beautiful collection of petrified wood, fossilized artifacts and gorgeous rock and mineral specimans, the majority collected right here in Oregon. There are samples of almost all gems,...More
We'd driven past here for years before visiting earlier this year. Were pleasantly surprised by just how extensive the collection here is. In particular the petrified wood. Many items here that I've not seen in larger national geological museums! WELL worth a visit and we'll...More
This is a place we love taking friends with any interest in rock-hounding, geology, or lapidary work. The world's largest rhodochrosite and a splendid, ever-expanding supporting cast of samples make this a place to visit at least once in your life.
This place is a fun afternoon with the kids. It's got a good balance of "explore on your own" and "listen to an expert." They periodically have someone talking about one of their exhibits. We joined one on Meteors with my 11 year-old and it...More
Well there is a sign on the highway but it doesn't do justice to the place. Fascinating minerals on display. This showcases the beauty of nature. Great for all ages. Kudos to the people running it---they cant make a lot of money so its also...More
I've driven past this museum many times over the years -- always on my way to the beach or back. I've frequently commented to my wife that I'd like to visit this museum sometime.
We took advantage of our Oregon Zoo memberships to get reciprocal...More
This place has been featured on "Atlas Obscura". A hidden gem just off of OR26 highway! There's even a huge pile of geodes and other treasures for kids to sort through and keep. Well displayed collection, including a fairly large meteorite!