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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“submarine tour” (148 reviews)
“all ages” (151 reviews)
“uss blueback” (43 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
+1 503-797-4000
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here specifically for the Pompeii exhibit. It was quite well done, although some of the signing could have been improved. The short film clips and sound effects added interest. However, the proper way to say the date is "AD 79", not "79 AD",...More

Thank half-Brit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The displays were closed due to shifting from one to another. he space movie was great. Half of the 'hands' on displays were not working.

Thank ablack4d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect rainy day activity. It seemed every family in Portland thought the same thing because it was super busy. The lines were very confusing but there were plenty of volunteers available to help. The kids had a good time with plenty of...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our grandkids and their parents and watch how they interacts with the various games and exibitions the museum has to offer. The kids seems to have lots of fun. The surroundings offers beautiful views of portland as well.

Thank Sandyang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there specifically to see the Pompeii exhibit and was not disappointed. Even though the lines were long, I was very glad I saw it.

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a rainy Thursday. So many school groups, it was loud and annoying. An hour wait for the Pompei exhibit so we decided to skip it. But we still payed $28 for two entries despite half the displays were closed. Kids who were...More

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for children to explore beginning science concepts and their practical application. Not all displays/experiences are available every day, so check before selecting a day to visit. I didn't have kids with me (and have studied/worked in science), so much of...More

Thank SuzXeric
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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 Rick V | Reviewed this property |
The Specialty Exhibit for Pompeii was roughly $24 dollars per adult. In all honesty, the Exhibit was amazing, but not $24 dollars person amazing....
22 May 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have a cafe there.