WELCOME TO THE REACH!

At the REACH Museum we inspire learning by sharing the stories of the Mid-Columbia River Region, its people, and its impact and contributions to the world.
Our vision is to 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 accomplish this 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 also do so by being an epicenter for tourism specifically for learning about Ice Age Floods, Mid-Columbia River Basin history, and the Hanford Reach National Monument.
So bring your curiosity and explore our galleries and outdoor learning areas while enjoying breathtaking views of the Columbia River. From the Ice Age to the Atomic Age, and Beyond—come and discover the wonder of y/our back yard!

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.