Things to Do: September 23-29, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of September 23-29, 2019:

  • Presentation: Space Exploration in the Apollo Era, Today, and Tomorrow – September 24
  • Badger Club Forum: “Should There be any Exemptions for Unvaccinated Children to Attend School?” – September 26
  • The Academy of Children’s Theatre annual Luncheon to support the Theatre Expansion – September 26
  • Columbia Basin College Dinner Theatre: “Star-Spangled Girl” – September 26-28
  • 6th Annual Pink & Blue Golf Scramble – September 27
  • NW Parkinson’s HOPE Community Resource Day – September 27
  • Heritage Days – September 27 & 28
  • The Great Prosser Balloon Rally – September 27-29
  • Fall Dog Show – September 27-29
  • Prosser Harvest Festival – September 27-29
  • 10th Annual Three Rivers Tattoo Convention – September 27-29
  • Jurassic Quest…. Dinosaurs are coming to the Tri-Cities – September 27-29
  • The Academy of Children’s Theatre: Matilda the Musical! – September 27-29
  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: “Nuclear Dreams: an Oral History of the Hanford Site” – September 27-29
  • Tri-Cities Walk to Defeat ALS – September 28
  • The Fast & The Furriest – September 28
  • Last Bag Standing: Charity Cornhole Tournament – September 28
  • Night Glow (Prosser) – September 28
  • Dinner in the Dark – September 28
  • Three Rivers Contra Dance – September 28
  • Middleton Fall Festival – September 28 through November 3
  • Bill’s Berry Farm Pumpkin Festival (Grandview) – September 28 through October 26
  • Country Mercantile Harvest Festival – September 28 through October 31
  • Christopherson Farms: Maze, Fall Decorations – through October 31
  • City Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guides
  • Kennewick Community Education
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Presentation: Space Exploration in the Apollo Era, Today, and Tomorrow – September 24


The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

“If they can put a man on the moon…” The Apollo moon landings were a signal national and human accomplishment, changing our view of what might be possible. The story of Apollo is thus a human story– a culture-shaping experience in which we all share. In this presentation, we will be freshly amazed at the ingenuity, courage, and faith of those who put man on the moon, and consider what their achievement means for us half a century later.
Info: https://flourishmidcolumbia.org/faith-science.html

Badger Club Forum: “Should There be any Exemptions for Unvaccinated Children to Attend School?” – September 26


Richland Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
From 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: Registered Member $25, Registered Non-Members $30, Day of Event $35 – includes lunch (must register)

This year saw yet another deadly measles outbreak in schools across the United States, although the disease was conquered two decades ago.

The reason is many parents are not vaccinating their children, believing vaccines may cause neurological damage. Experts say that isn’t true. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 92% of people in a community need to be vaccinated to prevent the spread of disease. Less than that puts the community at risk.

Our September 26 Badger Forum will take a closer look at the right of parents to say no and the ability of government to force the issue for the public good.
Info & Registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306&sl=1421851140

The Academy of Children’s Theatre annual Luncheon to support the Theatre Expansion – September 26


Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
From 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $100 suggested donation

Can we find you a seat at one of our tables? You will be treated to a delicious lunch catered by Henry’s Restaurant and learn exciting news about the growth underway at ACT! The event will be limited to exactly one hour! There is a suggested $100 minimum donation with the added option to purchase a sponsored chair in our brand new theater space, complete with your name or personal message engraved! Construction of the 300 seat theatre is underway, with occupancy planned for late 2020.

To make a donation for this event, visit: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?donation=aoct
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1082914011908562/

Columbia Basin College Dinner Theatre: “Star-Spangled Girl” – September 26-28


CG Public House and Catering, 9221 W Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 6 p.m. each evening
Tickets: $60 – for tickets call: 783-0128 – there will be a no-host bar and menu selections will be shared when calling for tickets.

“Star-Spangled Girl” is the story of two struggling writers, Andy (Tim Harris) and Norman (Michael Thomas), who make their living trying to publish a “protest” magazine in San Francisco, have their world turned upside down when an Olympic swimmer and All-American girl (Heather Johnson) moves in next door. Norman becomes so smitten with her he can no longer work and instead does “helpful” things for her like waxing her kitchen floor when she’s at work. Her cat gets stuck to it, and she is not happy. More events like this occur at which point she threatens to sic her Marine fiancé on them. The plot thickens into a series of funny happenings, set forth with the masterly skill and inventiveness that are the hallmarks of Neil Simon. Directed by Ginny Quinley.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667454930058748/

6th Annual Pink & Blue Golf Scramble – September 27


Canyon Lakes Golf Course, 3700 Canyon Lakes Drive in Kennewick
Starts at 1 p.m.
Cost: $75 for members/ $100 for non-members

Join us in raising breast & prostate cancer awarness! 100% of proceeds will remain in the Tri-Cities area to support and benefit Northwest Cancer Clinic patients. Limited to the first 36 teams. Fun games and fantastic prizes! Live and silent auctions & chance drawings!
Info & Registration: https://21stcenturycare.org/event/6th-annual-pink-blue-golf-scramble/

NW Parkinson’s HOPE Community Resource Day – September 27


Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Dr. in Richland
From 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to attend

This NW Parkinson’s community event will include a robust resource fair and educational workshops from community members in order to encompass the dynamic needs of our Parkinson’s community. The resource fair will offer programs and services from various organizations. Featured workshops will offer tangible help related to navigating life with Parkinson’s through interactive and engaging exercises.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/332134800997727/

Heritage Days – September 27 & 28


Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Friday from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to attend – On Friday a Discovery Pass is required to enter the park

Walk through history at the site where the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery camped over 200 years ago. This will be a great experience and a lot of fun.
Info: http://www.friendsofsacajaweastatepark.org/wp/?page_id=12

The Great Prosser Balloon Rally – September 27-29


Prosser Airport, 111 Nunn Road in Prosser
Daily from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Free to watch

Hot Air Balloons take to the sky at The Great Prosser Balloon Rally. The balloons are scheduled to launch at sunrise from the Prosser Washington Airport. Please remember the launches are Weather Permitting, depending upon rain and wind.
Info: https://events.tourprosser.com/tourprosser/detail/752/1569567600000

Fall Dog Show – September 27-29


East end of Columbia Park in Kennewick
Daily from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Free to attend – Food trucks and other vendors on site

Friday:
– Walla Walla Kennel Club All Breed Conformation Show
– Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America Regional Specialty

Saturday & Sunday:
– Richland Kennel Club All Breed Confirmation
– Obedience & Rally trials sponsored by Columbia Basin Dog Training
Info: http://richlandkennelclub.org/DogShow.htm

Prosser Harvest Festival – September 27-29


Downtown Prosser
Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free to attend

Browse a wide variety of handcrafted arts, crafts, personal care products, and goodies at the Harvest Festival. There will be a variety of food vendors to enjoy and this year we are pleased to announce the return of the stage entertainment!

Held each year in conjunction with the Great Prosser Balloon Rally, this vendor show is a great stop after the morning launch, or anytime through the weekend.
Info: https://events.tourprosser.com/tourprosser/detail/753/1569567600000

10th Annual Three Rivers Tattoo Convention – September 27-29


Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Friday from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $15 per day or $35 for all three days. (Children 5 years & under are free.)

Join us for the 10th Annual Three Rivers Tattoo Convention! There will be live tattooing, entertainment, food and libations – all the things you need for a great weekend in one place!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/466337884163628/

Jurassic Quest…. Dinosaurs are coming to the Tri-Cities – September 27-29


The HAPO Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission Prices:
Kids (2-12)- $22
VIP Kids (2-12)- $36- Includes Dinosaur Rides, Fossil Digs, Jurassic Jeep, Bounce Houses, Bungee Pull and More
Adults (13-59)- $22
Seniors (60+)- $20

Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; Over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. It features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages. There are huge T-Rex and Triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long hidden dinosaurs bones, the Dino Bounce area with several, towering, dinosaur theme inflatable mazes, face painting, Dino crafts and much more!

Ticket Locations: HAPO Center Office in Pasco, Red Lion in Pasco and Ranch & Home in Kennewick or online. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Info & Tickets: https://www.jurassicquest.com/events/pasco-wa

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: “Nuclear Dreams: an Oral History of the Hanford Site” – September 27-29


B Reactor Visitor Center, 2000 Logston Blvd in Richland
Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $75 general admission

Please join us for the world premiere of Reginald Unterseher’s “Hanford Dreams: an Oral History of the Hanford Site,” a concert length oratorio featuring mezzo soprano Sarah Mattox and baritone Charles Robert Stephens with chamber orchestra and chorus directed by Justin Raffa.

The performance will be held inside the B Reactor facility’s main room where the front face of the reactor serves as the back drop to the performers. Transportation is provided to the facility by charter bus, and guests are not permitted to drive themselves to the Hanford site. Please note that it is a 45 minute bus ride one way out to the site and back.

Three performances will be given over the weekend of September 27-29 with evening shows on Friday and Saturday and a matinee on Sunday. Check in for the Friday and Saturday performances will open at 5:30 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday in the outdoor parking lot adjacent to the park’s visitor contact station located at 2000 Logston Blvd in Richland. Guests should plan on a 4+ hour experience.
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=mcms

The Academy of Children’s Theatre: Matilda the Musical! – September 27-29


Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $16 general admission; $13 for students and seniors; $10 for children under 13

Plot Summary Matilda the Musical: Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Future dates: October  4 & 5 at 7 p.m. and October 6 at 3 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aoct

Tri-Cities Walk to Defeat ALS – September 28


Howard Amon Park in Richland
Registration opens at 10 a.m., 3 mile walk begins at 11 a.m.
Free to participate or form a team and help raise funds or make a donation

The Walk to Defeat ALS is the #1 way to empower yourself to lend support to those fighting and caring for someone living with ALS. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people across the country come together to raise funds to support care service programs, enable cutting-edge research, and advance nationwide advocacy efforts for people with ALS and their families.
Info & Registration: http://webwa.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/Evergreen?pg=entry&fr_id=13858

The Fast & The Furriest – September 28


Columbia Point Park, 660 Columbia Point Dr. in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tickets: Ages 12-17 $20.00 ($21.99 w/service fee), Ages 18+ $30.00 ($32.49 w/service fee)

Who is the Fastest & Who is the Furriest? Come & find out at our 2nd Annual Charity Fun Run for Benton-Franklin Human Society!

Run, walk or jog, alone or with your dog, on this 5k (optional 1k) run while taking in the scenery at Columbia Point Park in Richland starting at shelter #1. Tickets include a voucher for a discounted hot dog from Tri-Cities own award-winning Doggie Style Gourmet, and runners also will receive $2.00 off a frozen treat of their choice from WE ice.

The top two finishers will receive a Fastest or Furriest Gift Basket!

Need more fun? Purchase a raffle ticket for $5.00 and select your winner in our friendly competition of Small Dogs vs. Big Dogs. Whichever dog crosses the finish line first – the ticket will be drawn from the corresponding pot. Winner will receive a gift basket full of car washing supplies valued up to $100.00.

Race Details: Race will begin at 10 a.m. near shelter #1. Water will be available for runners at the starting line, mid-way line & finish line.
Info & Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4315538

Last Bag Standing: Charity Cornhole Tournament – September 28


John Dam Plaza in Richland
Registration from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., tournament starts at 2 p.m. and runs until 6 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – must be 21+

It’s finally fall and Mid-Columbia Rotaract is celebrating the best way we know how – with our first annual Charity Cornhole Tournament!

Come on down to John Dam Plaza on September 28th and enjoy a fun filled day of cornhole competition complete with cash prizes, live DJ set, cigar lounge, and more. This is a 21 and over event as the entire park will become a beer garden with several local beers on tap!

The best part? All proceeds will benefit Safe Harbor Support Center – My Friends Place, a local shelter providing 13-17-year-old homeless teenagers with a bed, meals, clothing, showers, laundry facilities, hygiene products, support services and individualized case management services. They also offer drop-in services to all youth in need in our community.
Info & Tickets: https://www.mcrotaract.com/last-bag-standing.html

Night Glow (Prosser) – September 28


Art Fiker Stadium, 1500 Paterson Rd. in Prosser
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. but the Glow does not start until dusk
Free to attend

Night Glow is a great opportunity to see the balloons and their beautiful glow as the pilots light their burners to music!! Event is Weather Permitting and can be canceled for wind due to the fact it can cause extreme fire damage to the balloons.

We have a free kids zone for the children to play on and enjoy prior to the show. The Prosser FFA has food for purchase at the top of the stadium.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/710118276076943/

Dinner in the Dark – September 28


Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center, 2525 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $50 adults, children $22

Dinner in the Dark is a simplistically elegant evening that will bring together socially conscious community leaders, industry professionals and caring citizens for an evening of fine dining that will tantalize the senses while raising awareness and resources for the Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Guests will be encouraged to wear blindfolds during the dinner to provide a brief glimpse into what it means to be blind. This event also presents an amazing opportunity for those “Foodies” out there to appreciate culinary delights in a brand-new way.
Info & Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/2010072282428066/

Three Rivers Contra Dance – September 28


Trinity House Gymnasium, 1007 Wright Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $5 students and folks 62+.

Our Fall 2019 contra dance series will be held at Trinity House the fourth Saturday of each month, Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 23, 2019. Newcomers’ lesson starts at 7:00 p.m., dance from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 pm.

What is Contra Dance? A New England style folk dance done to live music. All dances are taught. No partners needed. You’ll find lots of folks to dance with. Families welcome. Fun and high spirited!
Future dates: October 26 and November 23
Info: http://www.3rfs.org/contra.htm

Middleton Fall Festival – September 28 through November 3


Middleton Farm, 1050 Pasco-Kahlotus Rd. in Pasco
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: $12 general admission (ages 3-adult), $10 seniors (65+), kids 2 and under free

Come enjoy the first pickings of our Pumpkin Patch, the first steps into our corn maze, and the first ones to enjoy our new attractions that include:
– The Grain Train
– Trike Races
– Banyard Ball Zone
– Bull Ring Toss
– Another Jumping Pillow
– Another Giant Slide
– Two New Potato Blasters
– Gaga Ball
– 9 Square in the Air
We have 31 activities in total. Our event runs on weekends until November 3. $10 Fridays are new this year. We had so much fun on Friday’s last year that we decided to open them up all day. Starting October 4th we will be open every Friday in October.
Info & Tickets: https://middletonfarms.ticketleap.com/middfallfest19/details

Bill’s Berry Farm Pumpkin Festival (Grandview) – September 28 through October 26


Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. County Line Rd. in Grandview
Wednesday & Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. – No Farm Admission fee; all activities are pay as you go
Friday & Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Farm Admission Fee
Farm Admission Fee (Friday& Saturdays): Ages 13 to Adult – $9, Ages 3-12/Seniors 65+/Active Military – $7, Ages 2 and under Free

If you are looking for clean, wholesome harvest fun, fresh produce and great memories then you will love our Pumpkin Festival with a large variety of activities that all ages will enjoy. There is so much to do that most families plan to spend 3-5 hours at the farm. For a full description of the following options see our Activities page.
Info: https://www.billsberryfarm.com/pumpkin-festival.html

Country Mercantile Harvest Festival – September 28 through October 31


232 Crestloch Rd. in Pasco
Hours: 7 days a week from 9 a.m. until dusk
Admission: $7.95 per person (children 2 years and under free), $4.50 seniors (65+) and military (show ID)

Includes: hay ride to pumpkin patch, 3-acre corn maze, petting zoo, straw-bale maze, straw-bale pyramids, old-fashioned carnival rides, and, on weekends, a family photo in the photo booth, a free face painting & the bounce house obstacle course. Note: pumpkins sold separately, carnival rides & treats – tickets sold separately.
Info: https://www.countrymercantile.com/pages/harvest-festival

Christopherson Farms: Maze, Fall Decorations – through October 31


197616 E. Bowles Rd. in Kennewick
Open during daylight hours, seven days per week
Free admission

We’ve got lots of autumn decorative items, colored corn stalk bundles, mini pumpkins and beautiful colored corn. The sunflowers are ready to be cut. Lots of sizes and colors of Pumpkins. We are open daily through the end of October, daylight hours. The Kiddie Korn Maze is looking good. Hope to see you soon. Note: cash transactions, only. Contact Denise Christopherson at 509-430-2167 for more information.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/farmwifedenise/

City Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guides


The Parks and Recreation Departments for Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland have published their Fall Activity Guides that you can view online. Find an activity for you and/or family members and register for it!

– Kennewick: https://city-of-kennewick.dcatalog.com/v/2019-Fall-Activity-Guide/?page=1
– Richland: https://issuu.com/recreation/docs/learn_play_live___fall_2019
– Pasco: https://www.pasco-wa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/61001/2019-September-December-Recreation-Guide

Kennewick Community Education


Kennewick Community Education has a long tradition of providing the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas with personal and professional development classes for everyone in our community.

Community Education is the perfect opportunity to try something new or rekindle your desire for learning. Class offerings include language, crafts, arts, health, gardening, travel, music, business, finance, technology and more. We now offer more than 100 local classes and more than 400 online classes to make learning more accessible than ever.

Registration is now open for fall classes. We are excited for you to experience our new and popular classes!
Info: https://www.ksd.org/District/Programs-and-Learning/Community-Education

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: A Long Now: New Work by Laura Truitt through October 10

Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, closed
Free admission and open to the public

Laura Truitt is an assistant professor of painting and drawing at Gonzaga University. Before getting her MFA in painting at Colorado State University, Laura studied painting and drawing at Goucher College, the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, Vermont Studio Center and the Chicago Art Institute.

Her current work focuses on architecture and landscape as representative of social systems and the contrasts that are inherent in painting and drawing space.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2487888137916545/

DrewBoy Creative: Beyond the Walls of Perception Part One – David V35 Solo Art Show – through the end of the year

Confluent Space, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 5-8 p.m, Friday & Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Free to attend

We are proud to host David Vasquez’s solo show at Confluent Space Tri Cities. David is one of the most talented artist in the region. You will not want to miss this show! The art is for mature (i.e. PG-13) audiences.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/drewboycreative/

Gallery at the Park: NW Designer Craftsmen through September 27

Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Gallery Hours:
– Mondays: closed
– Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
– Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The NW Designer Craftsmen’s Mission is to promote excellence of design and craftsmanship, and to stimulate public appreciation of and interest in fine craft. There will be an Artist Reception on Friday, September 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
About NW Designer Craftsmen: https://www.nwdesignercraftsmen.org/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2918974674843374/

B Reactor 75th Anniversary Exhibit through September 30

Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way (room 102) in Richland
Hours: 12 to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Free admission

The Hanford History Project will hold a museum exhibit in the Art Center of the WSU Tri-Cities campus focused on the history of the worlds first full scale nuclear reactor, B Reactor. This exhibit will feature items from the US Department of Energy’s Hanford Collection of Artifacts & Archives. The month long event will coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the startup of B Reactor.
Info: http://hanford75.hanfordhistory.com/

Art & Music Festivals – Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/arts.htm.

Nightlife Music


For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/music.htm.

The Reach Museum


1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday – closed
Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (no new admissions after 4 p.m.)
Admission: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free – annual memberships are also available for purchase.

Museum exhibits at The REACH celebrate the natural, scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area. You can find hands-on activities for families on Saturdays and other activities that take place each month. Check the REACH calendar. Also, space is available for club meetings and events for a nominal fee.
Info: https://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/reachmuseum/

Museums, Historical Societies, and History
For information about museums, historical societies, and history for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby towns & cities in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/history.htm.

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows


Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Admission (single feature/double feature): $8/$13 adults, $7/$11 seniors, $5/$8 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online or at the door)

Showing this week:
– September 27: Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m. and Apollo 11: Man’s First Step onto the Moon at 8 p.m.
– September 28: The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at 2:00 p.m. and My House Has Stars at 3:00 p.m.

The Bechtel National Planetarium, located on the campus of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, provides life-like, high-definition images and sound using the most state-of-the-art projection system in the Pacific Northwest. The 36-foot panoramic viewing dome can simulate a 3-D effect.

A typical hour-long show includes a 20-30 minute live presentation and a 25-30 minute full-dome movie. Presentation topics may include solar system or constellation tours, what’s visible in the current night sky, and astronomy in the news.
Info & Tickets: https://cbcplanetarium.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4311 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium/

LIGO Public Tours

127124 N Rt. 10 in Richland

Come take a look at LIGO! On the second Saturday of every month we offer free public drop in tours that will give you an excellent look at our facility. Tours usually last about two hours. Tours work best for participants of middle school age and up, but all ages are welcome.

First Walking Tour: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Auditorium Talk: 3:00 p.m.
Second Walking Tour: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Info: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA

Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website


For activities to do around the Tri-Cities region including Farmers’ Markets, Outdoor Recreation, Wineries, Breweries, Performing Arts & Music, Social Clubs & Groups and more, visit the Tri-Cities Washington Guide website: https://tri-citiesguide.org.

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