Entry Hall

ROLL ON COLUMBIA

Learn the history of hydropower in the Columbia Basin through the lens of the Bonneville Power Administration and Federal Columbia River Power System. Grasp a real power line to feel the weight that houses so much energy. Sponsored by Bonneville Power Administration.

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PROTECTING OUR RIVER

Say hi to the fish of the Columbia who live in the large aquarium, sponsored by Washington Closure Hanford (WCH). To the left of the tank is a video that discusses the work completed by WCH to clean up the Hanford site.

THE LAND IRRIGATED

This floor-to-ceiling satellite map illustrates the prolific agriculture industry in the Columbia Basin stretching from the Palouse Hills up to Grand Coulee and over to Mt. St. Helens.
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. John B. Corson, Lambert & Lois Hanses, Patricia & Steve Bughi, Oklahoma State University, Harold & Luella Stivers, Robert & Valerie Moffitt, Robert & Nellie Totusek, Bob Tippett, Bruce & Florence LePage, Terry R. & Terri L. Hayles, Edna Wigger, Gary Middleton, Barbara Deobald, Edward Schneider, Jean Ryckman, Bill & Cinda Middleton, Horrigan Foundation, Richard & Lana Cline, RDO Equipment Co., MIDD Farms, Inc., Cynthia & Doug Muse, Evelyn Walkley, Kent & Jane McMullen, Pasco Chamber, Mullen Farms Inc., John & Cathleen Holzer, Alford Family, Easterday Farms, Washington State Potato Commission, and Louis W. Meissner.

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THE POWER OF NUCLEAR ENERGY AND CLEAN ENERGY IN THE NORTHWEST

Don’t miss how the use of nuclear energy, wind power, and hydropower has affected our region. Sponsored by Energy Northwest, this exhibit can be found in the Multi-Purpose Room.

VINEYARDS OF RED MOUNTAIN

This exhibit, sponsored by Patricia Gelles of Klipsun Vineyards, illustrates the founding of Red Mountain AVA (American Viticulture Area).  Beginning with the Ice Age Floods that physically altered the landscape of the region, the story progresses to the pioneer farmers and scientists who first grew grapes and produced wine from Red Mountain.

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