Be a Part of History at The REACH

Educational exhibits and events in Richland, Washington

Eastern Washington’s rich landscape and history make for great stories. The REACH, through engaging exhibits, education programs, special events and guided tours would like to share these stories with you at our natural history museum in Richland, WA. Museum exhibits at The REACH celebrate the natural, scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area. Come visit us today and explore Eastern Washington like never before.

Over 14,000 square feet of exhibits

Educational museum exhibits in Richland, Washington

We needed a lot of space to present the entire story of Eastern Washington in one place. Our exhibits span over 14,000 square feet and well over that many years of history. Visitors of all ages can live the stories of our region’s natural history and culture through our gallery exhibits. While browsing our galleries, be sure to say “hello” to Baby Ems, a cast of the world’s only complete baby woolly mammoth skeleton on display. Come explore the remarkable natural and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area at The REACH

An educational experience that’s
more fun than recess

Museum field trips in Richland, Washington

Inspire young minds with a trip to The REACH. Our educational programs are designed to inform and engage students of all ages on themes of technology, history, science, math and more. A trip to The REACH is a great way to enhance the learning experience as our demonstrations correlate with grade level education subjects and standards. We also continue the learning process after visits to our natural history museum by providing educators with supplemental information and testing materials following your visit. Call today to schedule an educational event in Richland, WA, that’s more fun than recess at The REACH. Contact the education department at 509-943-4100.

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 2015 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 Kris 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 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 Happening at The REACH.

What's New

Hanford History Partnership Interactive Kiosks @ The REACH, WSU Tri Cities & TRIDEC

Focusing on Hanford’s history around the Tri-Cities , these kiosks will feature oral history pieces, historic photos and the story of pre -1943 settlers.

Donate to The REACH

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.

Thank you for your support of The REACH!

For More Information
Please Call Kris
509-943-4100 x108

Or Visit

Photo Requests

Thanks to all who requested photo negatives from the Marlin, Northlight and Wendlend archives. We are currently handling the over 1000 requests. Please be patient as we will start notifications soon for pickup times. This project has been very time consuming for staff and volunteers. If you haven't already, please consider donating to the REACH today. It is greatly appreciated.

  • The REACH

    1943 Columbia Park Trail
    Richland, WA 99352


    Call Us
    Phone: (509) 943-4100

    Mon: Closed
    Tue: 10:00AM-4:00PM
    Wed: 10:00AM-4:00PM
    Thu: 10:00AM-4:00PM
    Fri: 10:00AM-4:00PM
    Sat: 10:00AM-4:00PM
    Sun: 12:00PM-4:00PM