Museums to Discover the Past and Embrace the Present
Museums are connections to the past, bridges to the future and provide an inside view of cultures and communities. Our museums showcase a wide array of artifacts, from rocks and minerals found throughout the globe to vintage high-tech instruments from yesteryear.
The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses the largest collection of gems and rocks in the Pacific Northwest, and provides a glimpse into geological history with its assortment of fossils and petrified woods.
The recently expanded Washington County Museum presents exhibits on a wide range of topics, from space exploration to book arts and more. Plus, the museum regularly hosts lectures, “After Dark” events and family days.
Climb into the cockpit of a vintage fighter jet at the Classic Aircraft Aviation Museum, housed in a working hangar with dozens of vintage planes.
The history of technology is on display at VintageTEK, where high-tech pioneer Tektronix has preserved its vintage instruments, memorabilia and photographs from its nearly 70-year history.