REACH Museum

1943 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352 - United States



Since opening in 2014, the REACH has become a dedicated institution promoting education for all ages. The interactive exhibits, educational programs and seasonal tours bring the stories of our region to life. Enjoy the scenic views of the Columbia River from the entry hall, patio, solar stage, or amphitheater.


The Land Takes Form
This exhibit in Gallery I 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.

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

Saving the Reach
In Gallery I 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.

Sit back and enjoy a short video in the Land Transformed
This Gallery I exhibit 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).

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

The history of the region post-Manhattan Project is addressed in the Tri-Cities, Hanford and the Cold War. This exhibit in Gallery II highlights events from the fall of the Iron Curtain to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall.

Sponsored by Washington Closure Hanford (WCH), the Protecting Our River exhibit features a large aquarium with fish native to the Columbia River. Take a moment to watch the video discussing the clean-up of Hanford being completed by WCH.

The Land Irrigated exhibit is a floor-to-ceiling satellite map illustrating the prolific agriculture industry in the Columbia Basin stretching from the Palouse Hills up to Grand Coulee and over to Mt. St. Helens.

Our 1947 Vagabond Trailer in pristine condition. Step in and imagine yourself living through the extreme weather conditions of the Tri-Cities with your whole family!

Check out the variety of crops growing in the planter boxes of the REACH Garden, that local farmers also grow. Watch out for the pivot! Watering occurs daily.


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