Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Location -
26385 N.W. Groveland Drive, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Neighborhood - Near the City

Categories - Attractions

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is located in Hillsboro, Ore., about 20 minutes west of downtown Portland. The museum is home to the “Alma Rose” Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado. The museum also boasts the largest opal-filled thunderegg in the world, crystallized gold bigger than your hand, dinosaur eggs and fossils, an extensive meteorite collection, and hundreds of other attractions.

The museum facility, which can be rented for private events, is listed on the National Historic Registry and recognized for its unique architectural style, as well as its use of natural stone on the interior and exterior, and the extraordinary woodwork throughout, all of native Oregon woods.