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Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

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Address: 26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone Number: 503-647-2418
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Earth Science comes alive for the whole family

Rice Museum is a huge, well displayed collection of rocks and minerals from all over the world. The museum itself is the former home of the Rice family. What a legacy they have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Trudy O
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Rice Museum is a huge, well displayed collection of rocks and minerals from all over the world. The museum itself is the former home of the Rice family. What a legacy they have left for all of us to enjoy! We saw crystals, gems, agates, jasper, petrified wood, thunder eggs, dinosaur eggs just to name a few. There are two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This museum offers a lot of info on rocks...there's a dinosaur specimen....and dinosaur eggs ...they give free tours and the Public libraries offer free admission to this museum in the cultural pass

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Oregon USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The location of this museum can come as a surprise: tucked into a luscious fir forest is a mid-century, almost sprawling, single-story home built with loving care of gorgeous flagstone. Nothing significant hides that this was once a dream home not far from Portland. Yet you might miss the beautiful woodwork and interesting floors when you are dazzled by the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a must stop for those with an interest in gems. It is a vast collection of some spectacular specimens. From meteorites, petrified wood, moon rocks, a rock from Mars, to fossilized dinosaur eggs, this place will entertain and educate.

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Hillsboro, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's also great for the architecture and beautiful country setting. There are many specimens chosen for beauty including a very impressive collection of petrified wood. I liked it as well as the Smithsonian's exhibit.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was very surprised by the huge variety of objects. Rocks from all over the world, not just Hillsboro. Everything is labeled with name of rock, original location, properties within the rock. Some are lit by black lights so they glow in pretty colors. There are examples of gold and gemstones cut in a large array of shapes. Little kids... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We have lived within 5 miles of the museum for several years and finally took the time to visit it. We were totally surprised by how extensive the quantity and quality of the rocks on display were. A great experience for All ages.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice little museum of a personal rock collector. Specimens from around the world and from every geological age. Nice country drive to get there and a rock pile for kids to dig around in.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A Sunday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2015, gave us the opportunity to view the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, an amazing display. Raised as a child going to rock and mineral shows, this by far surpassed anything I had ever seen. Near Highway 26 in Hillsboro, OR, West of Portland, though small compared to most attractions, it is a... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We incorporated Rice Museum into a day long birthday/anniversary event with friends following wine tasting and to end up at Helvetia Tavern with even more friends. We didn't allow enough time and virtually had to tear ourselves away from this interesting and captivating museum.

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