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Over 10,000 Square Feet of Exhibits to Discover

Our stories within REACH...

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.

Gallery I

Gallery I

Funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this 4000+ square foot gallery tells the story of the Hanford Reach National Monument and the surrounding region from the basalt flows and Ice Age Floods to the living land and land transformed to today.

Gallery II

Gallery II

The Manhattan Project and Hanford Engineering Works played a crucial role in ending WWII. This exhibit explores the monumental effort to create and deploy a massive secret weapons project and its role in the creation of what became the atomic era.

Rotating Gallery

Rotating Gallery

This rotating gallery will feature stories about our community's diversity and heritage. The current exhibit, titled The Columbian Mammoth Discovery is a display on the Columbian Mammoth that was discovered outside of Kennewick in 2008.

Energy NW Animal Trail

Energy NW Animal Trail

With just over 18 acres of land, the REACH has lots of room to grow and play. Take a short hike up our Energy Northwest Animal Trail, explore our community garden, learn about the history of irrigation in the Mid-Columbia from old wooden pipes to todays circle pivot, and don't forget to stop by our Solar Stage.

Agriculture Hall of Fame: Columbia Basin Project

Agriculture Hall of Fame: Columbia Basin Project

This permanent exhibit, The Land Irrigated, is a partnership with the Pasco Chamber Ag Hall of Fame Committee. This multi-phased display tells the story of irrigated agriculture, the Columbia Basin Project, and how Washington feeds the world.

Roll on Columbia: Powering the Northwest

Roll on Columbia: Powering the Northwest

This Bonneville Power Administration exhibit traces the timeline of the Federal Columbia River Power System.

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