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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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More fun for kids

OMSI is allot if fun, but more so if you have kids. The best thing for me was touring the submarine, especially since I have a navy background.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

OMSI is allot if fun, but more so if you have kids. The best thing for me was touring the submarine, especially since I have a navy background.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I love this place it is so informing and our kids and grand kids love it we go there every chance we get they have different exhibits all the time It is just a cool outing for the family day it does cast to get in not too bad I think it was 7.50 kids and adults were 12.00

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the highlights of our one-week road trip. My son ranked it the best. Most of the time there was spent in the "Science" section, and we only had less than an hour for "Industry" section. It was so much fun, and we should have allotted at least 5-6 hours to fully enjoy this museum. Although my... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a family favorite! The kids can touch, explore and have a great time anytime at OMSI! The new exhibit on Mazes is great for a rainy day in Portland. The kids ran and explored the mazes and even tried to build their own. Always worth a visit to OMSI to see what is new and enjoy your old... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is so much to see and do at the museum that children of all ages can find something of interest. I did not have time to visit the submarine or the planetarium so I will need to visit again soon. The gift shop is a great place to pick up gifts for the grandchildren.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Enjoying a museum really depends on what the exhibits are, so it's hard to rate whether you'll enjoy it. The place is nice, always great for kids and has a sweet theatre. I've seen bodyworlds a couple of times here & it was setup nice. They often show a current movie here and that can be really fun. They had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

muy entretenido lo pase increíble, tiene para grandes y pequeños. :) Wonderful place, nice people! If I were you I would go and have a very good time with the family. Specially with kids!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Much fun plus other activities. Yes they have a WWII submarine. Also great airboat trips leave from there. Huge screen for movies. Planetarium. Good exhibits. Fun for kids of all ages. Five minutes from downtown. Lots of special children's programs throughout the year. Spending a few days in Portland and have children from 4 to 14 it is certainly worth... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

There were a lot of puzzles and games and they were all relatively the same. Didn't find it very interesting. We also saw movie in planetarium about the black hole. Again, it was ok. I think this is better for kids 10 and under as my teens was bore pretty quickly. I'm from BC and I feel the Science World... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is clearly oriented towards the little ones, but we had a great time too. The planetarium was the highlight. There are special programs on Tuesday evenings.

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