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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Address: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: 503-797-6674
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This museum contains an extensive collection of fossils found in the Gobi...
This museum contains an extensive collection of fossils found in the Gobi desert.
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Check out the schedule of exhibits in this interactive science museum. Its setting is interesting on the industrial east side...right on the Columbia River with a stunning view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Check out the schedule of exhibits in this interactive science museum. Its setting is interesting on the industrial east side...right on the Columbia River with a stunning view of downtown and great walking paths out back, too. And don't forget to allow time for an IMAX movie while you are visiting!

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Bedford, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was very excited to visit the OMSI. I'm a science teacher and try to visit science museums in every city. The IMAX movie I saw while there was good, the food in Theory was not bad - I was excited to be able to have a glass of wine. All of the families with children I saw seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We get the family pass so we can take our time, come back later to experience other attractions. Kids always leave good and tired! A not-so-horrible-for-Parents adventure too :)

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We didn't spend time inside the museum but took the guided tour of the submarine moored right outside. My husband is a sub vet and we always tour subs whenever we get the chance. Didn't realize there was one in Portland until we arrived, so it was an unexpected treat!

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time going through this museum. There are many interesting and educational exhibits. It took us about an hour and a half to see everything. I'd recommend it! Plenty of hourly parking nearby. Park Avenue Cafe is near and good for a good breakfast or lunch!

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

OMSI is a great museum, and very pleasant to visit with small children or a family. The museum feels spacious and there are nice vistas of the city and river from both inside and around OMSI, including the new Tillikum Crossing bridge. There are plenty of bathrooms around the museum, and very helpful staff and volunteers, as well. Although some... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Something for everybody and a wonderful museum especially for the younger children. Very hands on and consistently change the exhibits. The OMSI IMAX has very interesting films as well.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We usually just make it there for special exhibits, but when we do they are always great. I highly recommend a visit to OMSI!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We almost didn't visit this museum because we didn't have any small kids with us, but that would've been a sad mistake. The adults and teenagers found plenty to do and see and learn in this very cool museum. We toured a submarine, saw an IMAX movie (they have an extensive schedule of movies) and played like kids with a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

One of the premier Science museums in the U.S.. there are an interesting variety of things we see and hear about everyday ,and often you are given the ability to see how things work, and can participate in making things work. The Omnimax theater is filled with ever changing presentations on a huge screen that surrounds you...on the water at... More 

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Address: Address: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: 503-797-6674
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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