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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
503-797-6674
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Ranked #20 of 308 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Traveler Description: A wonderful museum on the Portland waterfront, which hosts various exhibitions. Its permanent exhibits include: ... The planetarium, which has... more »
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Major dinosaur exhibit. Much to see in others areas. Many exhibits designed to enchant children. Allow enough time to visit various exhibits.

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Campbell, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There are many different options each with a charge so depending on the time available and age of the children I'd rate as follows: Must see: 1. Top choice is 3D IMAX movie - see what's playing and ensure it's on your schedule 2. Planetarium - quite good. We almost missed the last show at 3:30 so make sure you... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This place is wonderful ! Science art and education in a fun environment. Don't miss this if you are in the area. Also an IMax theatre

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Tenino, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Starry Nights Live presentation was very blurry and rinky dink. Waste of money. The other exhibits are great for children.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is an awesome museum that is really geared towards younger kids (I would say 14 or older might get bored?). There are some activities available to adults only like OMSI after dark. This is a place that your child could lose hours in. There is a playroom for small kids that has sand, water, a pretend grocery store, etc.... More

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Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I only stopped by during my few days in Portland, to take a tour of the Submarine which had been featured in the movie, Hunt for Red October. It was a personal thril to wlak down into one and take the tour. The rest of the museum appeared to be very well done, a great day for the kids and... More

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Orlando, Florida
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29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We thought this museum would be more adult-oriented but it is more kid friendly, similar to a science center. We did, however, thoroughly enjoy the submarine tour. The guide was a riot and very informative. If we had the grandkids with us, we would have had a better time. We did not pay for tickets, however, so we did not... More

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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Really has only a few rooms- dinosaurs, pretty cool (but they showed a small fossil, but had a huge model in the trees?) Human biology/physiology, environment. We bought the value package and toured the sub- which was very interesting, but them had to wait about 1 1/2 hours for the Imax great white shark film. So we had to spend... More

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Whittier, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

visited this museum with our 9 & 11 year old. The did enjoy themselves, but my older one was a bit bored. The museum is geared towards younger children and you could spend all day here with them. We also did the submarine tour which was fun informative. They currently have a Embryo exhibit which in my opinion is worth... More

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Portland, Oregon
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12 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There are various ways to get to visit this place without paying full admission. One option is the first Sunday of each month ($2 admission). I tried visiting on a day like this and had an incident in the parking lot where after waiting for someone to leave a spot another family came in and took the spot from us.... More

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