Aug. 1: Family fun opens ‘Daughters of Hanford’ exhibit


By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – The “Daughters of Hanford” multimedia project opens Saturday, Aug. 1, with a ribbon cutting and Reactor Factor Kids’ Day celebration 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the REACH here.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for youths, seniors and military members. The REACH also offers a $15 rate for a family up to six people, with $1 for each additional person.

Hands-on science, history

Interactive activities and science, technology, engineering, art and math mentoring will highlight the history of Hanford science, in addition to unveiling the exhibit’s displays, graphics, images, audio tour and more.

“Daughters of Hanford focuses on the histories of women who have been shaped by and have shaped the Hanford nuclear reservation,” said Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) correspondent Anna King, who heads the project. “Our goal is to share these diverse experiences of Hanford women with listeners and viewers.”

Music, family activities

The event will begin with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation and the Yakama Nation performing a song honoring women, a presentation of the colors by the Tri-City Young Marines and a ribbon-cutting.

After this opening ceremony, families can participate in a geocaching scavenger hunt, learn about animals of the Northwest and pilot a rock-finding drone. Children can enjoy the McBONES mammoth dig and story time.

The Mid-Columbia Ballet will present an atomic-themed dance, the Academy of Children’s Theatre will perform and students in the Tri-Cities’ Urban Poets Society will recite a poem.

Hear ‘Daughters of Hanford’ broadcasts

Learn more about the Daughters of Hanford project at To listen to the reports, tune in to NWPR at 89.1 FM and 89.7 FM in the Tri-Cities or visit

The project is hosted by the REACH and presented by Washington State University Tri-Cities and NWPR, a service of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU.

For more information contact Anna King at or 253-208-7727.