WELCOME TO THE REACH!

From the Ice Age floods to the Atomic Age, there is so much cultural and historical importance and impact that shaped our past, establishes our present, and will guide our future here in the Mid Columbia Basin region.

At the REACH Museum, there are many ways to explore and learn about our surrounding area. Self-guided tours through our featured galleries and rotating exhibits inside, to the amazing outdoor area with a garden of local plant species, to sculptures designed by local artists that embrace our cultural environment, and especially the amazing view of the majestic Columbia River.

We inspire learning by sharing the stories of the Mid-Columbia River Region, its people, and its impact and contributions to the world. VISION The REACH Museum will be an indispensable educational resource and premier cultural destination that serves as a gateway for understanding the natural and cultural significance of the region, for present and future generations. We do so by providing learning programs, outreach, teacher training, and curricula that complement Washington States K–12 Learning Standards/Next Generation Science Standards – with an emphasis on K–8 students and their families. We do so by being the epicenter for tourism specifically for Ice Age Floods, Mid Columbia River Basin history, and the Hanford Reach National Monument.

Upcoming Events

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

Learn more about our Little Explorers programs.

Stem Connections Gala

Learn more about our STEM Connections annual gala here.

Screech at the Reach

Learn more about Screech at the REACH here.

Drummers & Dancers

Learn more about the Drummers & Dancers here.

REACH Museum Stands Against Racism, Promotes Equity, and Inclusion

The REACH Museum and Reach Foundation are vocal advocates against racism, injustice, and inequity, emphasizing their commitment to fostering a fair and inclusive workplace and museum environment. Collaborating with various cultural, civic, and business entities including Richland Public Library, Battelle, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, they prioritize accessibility by eliminating financial barriers to museum programs. Additionally, the museum strives for inclusivity by presenting content from diverse perspectives and acknowledges the historical significance of the region to Native American tribes. Amidst the challenges of the pandemic and societal unrest, the REACH Museum renews its dedication to providing a respectful and safe space for all visitors to engage, explore, and learn.

REACH Museum Stands Against Racism, Promotes Equity, and Inclusion

The REACH Museum and Reach Foundation are vocal advocates against racism, injustice, and inequity, emphasizing their commitment to fostering a fair and inclusive workplace and museum environment. Collaborating with various cultural, civic, and business entities including Richland Public Library, Battelle, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, they prioritize accessibility by eliminating financial barriers to museum programs. Additionally, the museum strives for inclusivity by presenting content from diverse perspectives and acknowledges the historical significance of the region to Native American tribes. Amidst the challenges of the pandemic and societal unrest, the REACH Museum renews its dedication to providing a respectful and safe space for all visitors to engage, explore, and learn.