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Our Story Starts Here

Educational exhibits and events in Richland, Washington

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!

Special events and guided tours are storytelling like never before

Reserve your place today and discover Eastern Washington with The REACH

While our exhibits tell the stories of our land and culture, we invite you to experience it for yourself through a guided tour. Our tour program is designed to enhance the museum experience by taking visitors out to see for themselves both natural and manmade artifacts and objects. Our tour schedule includes exciting and engaging tours through natural landscapes, wine country and the world’s first full-scale plutonium production reactor. Check our schedule for upcoming expeditions and call Sara at 509-943-4100 ext 108 to book your reservation today.

Make your own history at The REACH

Celebrate any occasion in Richland, WA at our event venue

The REACH is the perfect venue for your next event in the Tri-Cities area. Our modern facilities provide a great backdrop for weddings, reunions, corporate outings, holiday parties and more. Browse our photo gallery or visit our event venue in Richland, WA, to discover the potential for hosting your event with us holds. We are currently taking reservations, so call 509-943-4100 for Dianna, ext 103, or Laurie, ext 105, today to book your event with us and make history at The REACH.

What's New

Protecting Our River- WCH (Washington Closure Hanford)

This exhibit located near the entrance of the REACH facilitates greater public understanding of the Hanford Site story and access to the Hanford Site in the coming years as land is released by the US Department of Energy. Key features include a timeline of events, video, photos and quotes from the men and women involved.

There is also a hands-on element for children that promotes maintaining natural resources and literacy.

Tour guiado de REACH en Español

Guided Tours of The REACH in Spanish

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.

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