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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Geological Paradise

The Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals is one of my family's favorite places to visit. I have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hillsboro, Oregon
My kids love this place

My kids love coming here. They have a great collection. I would recommend this place to anyone... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hillsboro, Oregon
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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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26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124-9351
+1 503-647-2418
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My kids love coming here. They have a great collection. I would recommend this place to anyone whether especially if they are rock hounds.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Seaoftree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StormCentral
Reviewed 14 December 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed 22 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank norcekri
Reviewed 3 November 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RussellA668
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Such a nice place, so many rocks. They also have some fossils, and a nice wooded area in the back for walking around a bit. The bathrooms are clean.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Wander31270520487
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank marv v
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rickh57
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank garryej
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