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Gallery I

The Land Takes Form

With a focus on geology, this exhibit highlights the Ice Age Floods that swept through the Columbia Basin. There are a number of hands-on elements including drawers of petrified wood and fossils, an electronic Jigsaw puzzle, and several reading spots stocked with great books.

The Living Land

Local flora and fauna are featured alongside Native American artifacts. This exhibit is identifiable by the four seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

Saving the Reach

This exhibit illustrates the significance of the Hanford Reach National Monument and the Columbia River to this region. Create your own sticker badge in support of conserving the Reach! *Collect your badge at the Front Desk.

The Land Transformed

Sit back and enjoy a short video that addresses the history of Manhattan Project beginning in 1943 with the towns of Hanford and White Bluffs. There are several artifacts on display regarding the Cold War, remediation of the Hanford Site and Robley Johnson (Manhattan Project photographer).