We inspire learning by sharing the stories of the Mid-Columbia River Region, its people, and its impact and contributions to the world.


The REACH Museum will be an indispensable educational resource and premier cultural destination that serves as a gateway for the understanding of 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 complements WSLS/NGSS (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.


  • We are truthful to our mission.
  • We are respectful in all our interactions.
  • We are transparent in and accountable for our work.
  • We are responsible fiscal stewards.
  • We are intentional, inclusive, and reliable public partners.
  • We are supportive in challenging times and we celebrate our successes.
  • We find joy and humor in our collective work.


The REACH Museum, located in the Tri-Cities, Washington, is the central hub for telling the story of both the Manhattan Project and the Hanford Reach National Monument. Visitors to the REACH can learn about the science behind the creation of the atomic bomb, the human stories of those who lived and worked at the Hanford Engineering Works during the Manhattan Project, and the lasting legacy of this event. The REACH also tells the story of the Hanford Reach National Monument and its significance as a unique and vital natural habitat. Through interactive exhibits, educational programs, and community events, the REACH works to bring the story of the Manhattan Project and the Hanford Reach to life for visitors of all ages. By connecting the history of the Manhattan Project and the beauty of the Hanford Reach, the REACH provides a complete picture of the important role this area has played in shaping the world as we know it today.


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Richland Public Facilities District Board

Here you can find more details about the
Richland Public Facilities District Board.


The Reach Foundation helps with community support, fundraising, and to manage the assets of the Reach Foundation [i.e., contributions to the 501 (c)(3)].