Free Guided Tour

  • May 5 - December 1, 2024
  • Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals

    26385 Northwest Groveland Drive
    Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Ticket Price Free Buy Tickets

Embark with us on a journey into the fascinating world of rocks and minerals! 


This well-curated tour is designed to provide a fun and educational introduction to the world of rocks and minerals and the Rice Museum. Walking through our galleries you'll admire the stunning beauty of nature's artwork while learning about the geological processes that create them.  In addition, you'll hear about the couple that spent a lifetime collecting these wonders, and then turned their collection and home into a museum.  Afterwards enjoy the displays at your own pace, have a picnic outside,  or walk one of our nature trails.


It's the perfect tour for science enthusiasts, rockhounds, or anyone who has driven past us on highway 26 and wondered what that mid-century modern home was in the middle of the farmland! 

Advanced registration is required.  This is a mixed group (families) tour with up to 20 attendees.  Recommended for first grade and older. Please make sure to register all people in your party, including children. 

Date & Time

May 5 - Dec 1, 2024

Venue Details

Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals

26385 Northwest Groveland Drive
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals
Rice NW Museum

The Rice 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 fine rocks and minerals, but also fossils, meteorites, lapidary art, and gemstones from both the Pacific Northwest and all around the world. The Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its unique architectural style, natural stonework, and the extraordinary native Oregon woodwork found throughout the building.  


Our mission is to engage, inspire, and educate on the wonder and complexity of our earth.