The REACH Museum and Reach Foundation stand with many cultural, civic and business entities on making a statement against racism, injustice, and inequity at a time when that voice is needed most. We stand committed to do our part by creating a fair and equitable workplace, and an accessible museum that inspires learning by sharing stories of the Mid-Columbia River Region, all its people, and its impact and contributions to the world.
One of the Museum’s core values is to be an intentional, inclusive, and a reliable public partner. We join forces with organizations like Richland Public Library, Battelle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), STCU, Women Helping Women Fund Tri-Cities, and local Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs to make museum programs more accessible to our community. One way of doing this is to eliminate financial barriers that often prevent families and students from visiting the museum. Looking out for vulnerable families and students is at the core of our work on equity and inclusion; and with financial grants from these organizations we are able to offer more programs free of charge. We encourage other organizations to join us in caring for our community and providing opportunities for educational, civic and cultural engagement.
We also strive to be inclusive, and to present museum content from a variety of lenses to ensure truthfulness and to tell our stories from diverse perspectives.
Furthermore, we acknowledge our Native American partners who historically used this region—a gathering place of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, the Wanapum people, and the Nez Perce Tribe who cared for this land since time immemorial.
In this day of pandemic and protest, we focus on our mission, vision, and values and recommit ourselves to creating a respectful, reliable, and safe place for all visitors to learn, to explore, and be forever curious.
Learn more about our mission and vision through our Strategic Plan.
Very informative of our area and the roll it played in local history.
Wonderful location, ambiance, and sense of community history
This is a great museum that captures the history of the Tri-Cities area especially the Hanford era. We've come here many times and enjoy the exhibits. Bring the family!
Very informative. A lot to cover between the Hanford exhibit and the nature wing.
We visited the Reach Museum today and had an amazing time. The staff was courteous and helpful, and gave us a brief introduction to their museum and exhibits, as well as a back story to the change in use of the Columbia River over the last 100+ years. Excellent place for Children as well. I have 3 children between the ages of 4 and 10 and all of them found something that really interested them. Will return!
Went to a free astronomy night with the family and it was awesome. The museum is beautiful and informative. And the whole night was a blast.
I brought my 8yo and 2 4yo kids here. It was great! Make sure to ask for the scavenger hunt paper. I loved that they had a WW2/Cold War exhibit. Also, THANK YOU for having a section high lighting Lineman!
Wow very neat place to learn about the history in the tri-cities. The Manhatten project room is something to see. Will definitely visit again. The gift shop has some cool items as well
Great place. The exhibits are interesting.
The museum is filled with many fun and exuberayting things to do. If I had the chance to go again I totally would and if you’re not into museums and such, you could go on an amazing walk along the Columbia River. In the museum there are a couple of main exhibits in the museum, each on more fun than the last. The only thing I wish would be that the place gets larger because it only takes about half an hour to get through the place, but overall it’s a good place to spend time.
This place is great for kids and adults. I love it
What a rare gem in the Tri-Cities! Fantastic venue, informative and beautiful location overlooking the Columbia River.
Great place very informative.
Great museum with a lot of info about the area and Hanford/ Manhattan Project. Lots of fun events and activities for the kiddos. The new building is gorgeous. Definitely worth the visit.
Went with for a school field trip. Was very fun and interesting and want to go back when I can actually read and look around.
Enjoy history, great displays, easy to see, clean, easy to see from streets, very present, answer any questions
Great visit. We came from Seattle to site see and visit the Columbia River. This was a nice surprise. Lots of history about the basin and interactive displays. For under $10 it's definitely a go and it's right across from Columbia park. Lots of fun!
Great museum on the development of Fat Man, the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki!
We held my daughter's wedding at the reach museum and Heather was wonderful through the whole process. The museum was a beautiful venue, I would recommend it to anyone!! 10⭐'s
Very informative. Nice people. Lots too learn about industrial history and natural history.
Really cool history and exhibits of the area
Great Place to learn local history of the area and the Manhattan Project
Loved this place and so did my niece and nephew
Beautiful facility with excellent educational exhibits. There is a lot to learn about our area and the Reach museum makes the informatin exciting, interactive, and accessable!
Very nice displays kid friendly with very nice staff will go back again for sure
Excellent museum! Not super great for kids as there is A LOT of reading. But there were some fun things to do outside. Overall, my little family enjoyed it and I learned a lot.
Thank you for an enjoyable time
Wonderful day with kids and adults. Interactive exhibits. Interesting and educational.
Another excellent place to visit to capture the history of the area.
Great museum but very few people visiting. This is one of those jewels that far more people should visit and enjoy.
One od the most informative places I have been to recently, especially I'd you grew up or live in Tri Cities, Washington.
What a beautiful facility! Truly a gem and asset to the Tri-Cities. Do not miss this place when visiting town, first rate and a heck of an education!
Love this center! My six year old did as well! So much to look at and so many things for kids to do while adults look around. The staff is super sweet and polite. The center is very quiet and clean. And I love the hands on exhibits.
Gorgeous place. Had an event here and loved it.
Gorgeous place. Had an event here and loved it.
Amazing little museum. Excellent displays. Especially the household radioactive items display with a moveable Geiger counter! Very cool.
Nice to know the local history of the area. Worth a stopover during a road trip.
Quiet, uncrowded, cool and comfortable.
Great place to learn history. Very new facilty.
Cool place to take the kids. I wish it were a little bigger.
This is a lot of fun and a lot of history great place to take your kids for an outing
Very nice museum. I go to watch my Granddaughter dance.
Very informative and fun nature walk onsite. Perfect time to spend with young children and get some outdoor exercise.
Very informative, almost like 2 museums. One side related to historical and geographic evolution The other focuses on col war efforts and Handford site. For a small museum I thought it was great. Will bring visitors when they visit.
I remember coming here during summer camp and had a blast. Have great staff and fun things there!
Was great. Very informative about our area. Great exhibits.
This is a very interesting museum. I learned alot while I was here. This was a very fun time.
It was great and filled with tourists. Kids were having a special class and enjoying themselves. It's a beautiful building and has wonderful displays
Nice place to take the kids and they have different events during the year
Fantastic museum with historical depiction of the area. Friendly staff.
Great venue and nice little museum that touches on the history of the tri cities origins.
Love the dress up and make believe room. This is a very interactive place to take the kiddos. Wish it was a bit more accessible price wise but I will bring them back again for sure.
Very informative. Kids absolutely enjoyed our time out at REACH Museum.
Very nice museum. Staff are friendly and helpful. I took my one year old and she had just as much fun as me. I like how they offer exhibits for children to interact with. We will definitely be going back.
This place was fun a lot of good information not sure what you spend is worth the value
Good place to visit every couple of years. Nice exhibits of the history of the area.
If you care about this area at all, it's an absolute must.
Amazing so much to see and learn
Great place to take the kids or just go yourself. Lots of great information and surprisingly affordable. There is also a small gift shop. My family plans on going again soon.
A very informative place very well laid out and a beautiful building great job we'll be coming back
This place was great. The park ranger was super nice, and I loved the historical display. If you're in the area, do stop by. It's worth your time
Not too big but nice and very well done.
We were there for "A Day's Pay" fundraiser. It was a beautiful evening outside. What a fun way to help raise funds for The Reach.
It was wonderful didn't have enough time to go through it need more than an hour but has some great information!!! Check this place out we went on a free day but I think it's worth the price if you go to get info on the area! Of you like history check it out it's local history so that makes it even better!!!
Lots of cool stuff, and a very knowledgeable staff make this place definitely worth a visit. Plan on spending at least an hour or two there.
The REACH Museum is a great complement to a visit to the Hanford Reach National Monument Wildlife and Wildflower Refuge, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). The REACH Museum tells the fascinating story of the violent geological events that created the Mid-Columbia landscape, from deep lava flows to gigantic Ice Age floods, and the unique features of the region that made it ideal for the creation of Plutonium for WW II and the Cold War.
Lots of things to learn about this area!
Had fun at the Museum. Will go back again when we have more time to read everything. Hope they get some mugs and more Hanford related items in their gift shop!
There is a lot to see and to interact! Wish I had more time to spend looking at the exhibits.
Very interesting. This was more my husbands cup of tea. But I will say I did enjoy learning. Glad he drug me along. It was very well put together with a lot of interesting facts about the area.
Lots of great activities.
Fantastic resource to the Tri-Cities! You will find weekend activities, a gift shop, guest presentations and a relevant museum. The museum is small but packed full with a pluthera of information on Hanford and its WWII connection, geological history and the Columbia Basins' natural resources. Plan to spend at least 2 hours. Buy a family pass and support the museum then visits hundreds of other reciprocating museums FREE.
Really nice surprise! This is a gem and a must do if you are in the area.
My granddaughter loves coming to kids events here.
Excellent museum! Very interesting. Interesting information on the area during the ice age, how the area was formed, wild life native to the area, Hanford and much more! Beautiful grounds!!! Well worth the time.
Went there for granddaughters dance recital. The facility was nice and she was epic!
Interesting place to learn more about how energy works and they have 2 gallery exhibits.
Wonderfully set up. Friendly and helpful staff let me bring my cats in their crate with me as we viewed the exhibits. Way hot.
Nice little museum that shares the history of area.
My little family had some fun looking at everything. And the staff was really friendly!
I was surprised to see how informative the museum was. It definitely exceeded my expectations. This is a great area to take school aged kids. It's a great way to learn about our local area!
Clean and informative about preserving the area around the Columbia River from fans and other development. Signed as a national wildlife area by Press. Clinton.
Wonderful museum! I love coming here and experiencing the Smithsonian quality exhibits- and yes, I’ve been to the Smithsonian. This museum has so much heart and local culture built in that it’s an absolute must-see for any newcomers to the area.
Amazing detail in glass covered drawers! 5 stars!
Well done, beautiful and impressive displays - so much information! 5 stars!