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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Address: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: 503-797-6674
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Ranked #19 of 277 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum contains an extensive collection of fossils found in the Gobi desert.
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum contains an extensive collection of fossils found in the Gobi desert.

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

it's a fun science center. very big and with lots of things to see for children and adults. the location is great and you can even go to a submarine.

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Lake Forest Park, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A sure spot for kids, one of the best science museums for kids with tons of hands-on activities, and my favorite is the physics lab with the giant spirograph machine. who cant like a room filled iwth rubber balls!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We love taking our 3 year old to OMSI, lots of hand on and interactive things. You can bring lunch or snacks with you too although they didn't let us sit in the restaurant last time unless we bought something which is a little silly. You can pay basic admission and spend all day here if you want. The one... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The kids love it here. There is a lot to keep them entertained, for at least two hours. OMSI also has events called OMSI After Dark, and they are strictly for adults. They have different themes to them, you can find more online. The submarine tour is cool and the IMAX theater is great too. They have a store that... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

OMSI visit was nothing more than a huge building full of environmental, progressive, liberal works aimed at nudging people into eating right, exercising, recycling, and "climate change". There were very few exhibits that actually involved science and industry as the museum portrays itself as. The last time we went to OMSI, back in the late 90's it was exactly as... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

this is a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. there is a kiddie area that has a sand play area, water area etc (starting to look a little bit 'used') and the older area is still a fun place for little kids with lots to learn from. submarine tour is our next thing to do there when we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great place for kids of all ages. We paid extra to tour the submarine, very cool. We go again next time we're in town if the exhibits change

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Portland, OR
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

OMSI as it's called is one of the best destinations in PDX for families with young children. It offers highly interactive, educational and fascinating exhibits and hands-on experiments that regularly delight children and parents. It is also home to OmniMax, a highly immersive IMAX movie experience that features the leading IMAX educational short-films. When my kids were young, this place... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've traveled to Portland for years, and would see the Submarine across the river... Being a former US Navy Submariner, I wanted to tour it, one day. Finally did, and they have done a great job to preserve the Boat, and the history associated with is. The rest of the museum is pretty great too! Did I tell you about... More 

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Fresno, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It has been some many years since visiting this place...when my 4 kids were young! On this trip we took our grandkids along with my daughter and son in law. We arrived early and stayed until they closed, we did not want to leave!. The tour of a real military submarine was incredible for all of us. If you are... More 

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