We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
+1 503-647-2418
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Worth a trip from FAR; do not skip this attraction

Nice meteor collection with detailed explanations. Rocks I've never seen before in many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cynthia F
,
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Absolute blast!

Went here via a Groupon had enjoyed the heck out of it. I've been meaning to go back again but have... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Ashley M
via mobile
Read all 147 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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 fine rocks and minerals, but also fossils, meteorites, lapidary art, and gemstones from both the Pacific Northwest and all around the world.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (19 reviews)
“rock hound” (17 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
CONTACT
Website
+1 503-647-2418
Write a Review
Reviews (147)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 146 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice meteor collection with detailed explanations. Rocks I've never seen before in many interesting color combinations. Many large items. I was pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of the collection, because the museum is not in a major city. I spent 45 minutes at...More

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Went here via a Groupon had enjoyed the heck out of it. I've been meaning to go back again but have been busy. This place is like no other!

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Okay so on our last visit I saw the sign for this rock-mineral museum. Given I am in geology, it peaked my interest, So in June, my Wife and I found the time to hunt the place down---it is in Hillsboro on a road that...More

Thank Docster66
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This museum has a wonderful collection of fossils, gold from all over the world, crystals, agates, petrified woods, gems... Also a nice place outside in backyard to picnic if weather permits. There is no cafe. There is a gift shop and youth can also pick...More

Thank CruiseDirectorAmy
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The Rice family turned their family home into a rock lover's paradise. Display rooms, a rock hunting pile outside and a nature trail. The garage became the gift shop and at 2pm you can accompany Lisa on the guided tour throughout the museum. Opals, petrified...More

1  Thank jcochran2016
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The Rice museum is an old 2 story house that stores rocks,fossils and petrified wood. The house smells musty and old. They also have a separate building with more rocks right next door. There is so much to look at you can stay for hours....More

1  Thank Kristi B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It is small rock and minerals museum.It has very wide range of selection of rocks. good for school kids to learn and it has store where you can buy fun stuff

Thank Taha S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I loved my visit to this museum. I've lived in Hillsboro my whole life but had never been. It was fun and I loved learning. It's surprising how much they fit on the property! My favorite two rooms were the blacklight room and the petrified...More

Thank 14greentrees
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great Museum. We really enjoyed it. It's really fascinating and I learned so much. It's much bigger than we thought. You can easily spend a couple of hours. It really is a must see.

Thank Johnellec
Reviewed 20 May 2017

It's jaw-dropping to see the diversity of rocks and minerals on display here in what began as a small private collection. You can't even take it all in adequately in one visit. If you have a Washington County Library card you can reserve a "cultural...More

Thank Moe C
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
King Torta
16 reviews
4.27 km away
A.B.V. Public House
142 reviews
2.43 km away
Helvetia Tavern
272 reviews
3.46 km away
McDonald's
8 reviews
4.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Roloff Farms
58 reviews
3.42 km away
Oregon International Airshow
72 reviews
3.84 km away
Hondo Dog Park
37 reviews
3.77 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
limhelium
5 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from BearHugger | Reviewed this property |
yes
0
Votes