January 6, 2020 | By Sylke | No Comments

View Old Rocks at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Did you know that January 7 is “Old Rock Day”? This unofficial national holiday celebrates old rocks and fossils, and there is no better place to view old rocks than Tualatin Valley’s own Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals.

The museum has been hailed as one of the best of its kind in the nation, with its diverse collection of crystals and gemstones, petrified wood, fluorescent rocks, fossils, agates, meteorites and other geological wonders from around the globe.

Flourescent rocks at the Rice NW MuseumKids and adults alike will be enthralled with the fluorescent rocks at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals.


The Fossil Gallery, features many items from the distant past. Dinosaur eggs, dino-dung, and a 3-D baby psittacosaurus dinosaur are just some of the old rocks you can find here. Learn about fossils, trace fossils, dinosaur eggs and other prehistoric relics of land, air and sea creatures, and test your knowledge at an interactive table of fossils rocks and minerals.

In 2020, the museum is closed on Old Rock Day, but you can celebrate old rocks all year at the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals.

Plan Your Visit

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
26385 NW Groveland Drive | Hillsboro, OR 97124

Wednesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$12 (adults) | $10 (ages 60+) | $8 (veterans and active military) | $8 (students, ages 5 – through college) | Children 4 and under are free

Petrified woods and the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

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