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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
+1 503-797-4000
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The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a nationally-renowned science center providing science learning to a range of audiences. Our programming is guided by OMSI’s long-term vision to promote a healthy, innovative, and sustainable society where everyone is prepared to participate in civic life. OMSI’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming helps visitors and program participants master 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. We achieve this vision through exhibits, classes, camps, traveling educators, and adult programs around the state, making OMSI a trusted educational resource to all Oregonians.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (151 reviews)
“uss blueback” (43 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had an annual pass to OMSI for the past two years and it never disappoints. Besides the regular interactive exhibits, there is constantly something new to explore, such as their current feature, "Illusions," about optical illusions and how the brain can be tricked. Our...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for all ages. OMSI has traveling exhibits and exhibits that live there. Always interactive and so fun. They have adult evenings and music after hours as well as the planetarium and IMAX.

Thank Cathleen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to bring kids to let them wander around and explore their world...pretty good lunch stop on site and very nice walking path to walk along the river...don't forget to check out the submarine :-)

Thank 671jacquelineh
Reviewed 1 week ago

OMSI's constantly changing exhibits entertain no matter what you age. There are always lots of small (and big) things to do that can stretch your knowledge. A rainy day in Portland--go to OMSI. Well worth the price.

Thank keelx2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a good place to spend some time and learn something new. It is indoors so it is a good rainy day activity.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful family outing! totally great time for half or full day or rainy day! great museum, hands- on activities...totally great for seven year old! The submarine is cool, but be aware that it is very narrow, so if you are carrying extra...More

Thank swaaha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, hands on family museum for the entire family. Little ones will have fun and older ones will not be disappointed. The submarine tour is an extra bonus not found everywhere. Staff giving these tours is very knowledgable and makes it fun for everyone in...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is pretty good. Kids 9 and 13 were kept interested for 5 hours we there. submarine tour good, especially with slightly eccentric tour guide guy. Pompeii was interesting even though the 9yo was a little freaked out by dead dog and kid plasters....More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMSI is always a great place to spend an afternoon or even a whole Day. Went specifically this time to see the Pompei exhibit and wasn't disappointed ..... with one exception ..... it was extremely very crowded and when asked why, they didn't know ........More

Thank Alphonse_of_Olde
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A family must see on the near East side. Amazing exhibits and interactive opportunities. One of the places that is and has been a “must see” for visitors for over 50 years.

Thank beachmilt
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Hayley M
18 October 2017|
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Response from orange552015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. If there is an interest in the natural world. Very hands on.
12 October 2017|
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Response from SockFour | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap! Cost depends on which of many options (movies, submarine, special exhibits,...) you choose.
22 May 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have a cafe there.