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Over 10,000 Square Feet of Exhibits to Discover

Our stories within REACH...

For curation and exhibits please call Sara Carswell (509)-943-4100 x108 or sarac@visitthereach.org.

Explore the Ice Age Floods, basalt flows and Ringgold Formations that transformed the Columbia Basin. Check out the geological clock, open drawers of petrified wood samples and try your hand at the electronic jigsaw puzzle.

In collaboration with U.S. Fish and Wildlife, this exhibit portrays the seasons with plants, wildlife and Native American artifacts.

This exhibit tells the story of the Hanford Reach National Monument and the surrounding area. As a conservationist of the Columbia River don’t forget to create your own sticker badge! *Collected at the Front Desk

The video shown in the rear of Gallery I is a fantastic overview touching on subjects throughout the museum. Many of Robley Johnson’s photos, his signature camera box and hat are also on display!

The Manhattan Project and Hanford Engineering Works played a crucial role in ending WWII. This exhibit explores the atomic era and the monumental effort behind the massive secret weapons project.

The rotating gallery features stories about our community's diversity and heritage. From nuclear energy to local artist’s interpretation of atomic aftermath, the current exhibit displays the Columbian Mammoth that was discovered near Kennewick in 2008.

Tri- Cities, Hanford, and the Cold War

Tri- Cities, Hanford, and the Cold War

Beginning with Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech, this exhibit identifies the broad themes of the Cold War and the expansion of Hanford during this time. Pop Culture references bring a refreshing perspective in contrast to the Berlin Wall with barbed wire on display.

Protecting Our River

Protecting Our River

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.

Columbia Fountain

Columbia Fountain

Energy Northwest, Legacy Pool LLC, Lampson International LLC, Ray Poland & Sons Inc., Rowand Machinery, American Wheel Specialist, and Basin Sod & Gravel were all instrumental in transforming a mock nuclear fuel cell assembly into a gorgeous fountain for all to enjoy.