Have you seen some of our education presentations and liked them? You could provide a gift for the education program. Or, general donations will be used where most needed.
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Traduccion español del museo REACH ahora disponible en telefon inteligente. Solo escriba www.visitthereach.org y un boton de traducion aparecera. Haga clic en el boton y desfrute un viaje del REACH en Español.
Spanish Translations of the REACH Museum now available on smartphones. Just type in visitthereach.org on your smart phone and a Spanish Translation button will appear. Click on that button and enjoy a tour of the REACH in Spanish.
The REACH Museum is the first stop to discover what makes the Columbia Basin and
Tri-Cities so unique. As a natural history museum, visitor center, event venue, art gallery and performing arts center, the REACH serves as a gateway to the richness of our culture, heritage, arts, and sciences. Once inside the REACH Museum, visitors also see why we’re a touchstone for our Richland, WA community and surrounding, being a center for special celebrations that build families and community.
Our perch, overlooking the Columbia River gives a “birds-eye” view of one of the most magnificent natural resources in the United States. Our engaging and educational storytelling looks through the lens of the mighty Columbia, the lifeblood of our region. We focus on the Ice Age Floods; the Tribes of the Plateau; the Shrub Steppe Ecosystem; the Early Settlers, Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Project; the Manhattan Project; the Hanford Reach National Monument; Hanford Cleanup; and Renewable Energy through Nuclear and Hydro Power.
New educational exhibits coming online include:
• “Protecting our River”-showcasing the Hanford cleanup project of the Columbia River Corridor
• “The Tri-Cities, Hanford and the Cold War”-a look at our community’s role in production of plutonium for the vast multi-decade nuclear weapons program
• “The MCBONES Project & Coyote Canyon Dig”-the story of the discovery of a Columbian Mammoth right in our own backyard
• “The Nuclear Waste Vitrification Project”-the high-tech project to turn nuclear waste into glass.
And that’s not all! We’re working on an outdoor water display about nuclear energy!
Throughout the building, visitors will witness our commitment to early learning and literacy. We have retrofit our current exhibits for the under-five crowd with games, puzzles and books to enjoy!
And finally, a visit to the REACH Museum would not be complete without a ride in our newly refurbished “Cold War” bus. A real Hanford relic able to take visitors on tour of our local Manhattan Project Alphabet Houses! If there’s time, our driver will make a quick stop at the Spudnuts Shop, a tradition in Richland since 1948!