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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 #21 of 317 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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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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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

As a submariner, I have to recommend touring the submarine at OMSI. The tours are daily and provide a reasonable overview. I'm going to go back for their three hour technical tour (Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month at 10am)!

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Beaverton
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our 10 and 12 yr old love this place. Been here several times and there is so much variety you do not get bored. Love how they mix the fun in with the education. I think it is a bit too pricey but like how you can bring in your own snacks and drinks.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

fun place for kids and adults who enjoy this sort of thing. exhibits change, so its worth visiting periodically. consider a family pass if you have young ones, or curious kids who are found of science and puzzles. well done, clean, etc. a bit pricey.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

OMSI has interactive activities for all age levels of children and adults. We alwaqys enjoy the Planetarrium, IMAZ, and of course all of the scientific concepts brought to life for our children.

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Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The museum is definitely geared towards children and doesn't provide too much for adults. It is not your typical museum of natural history so be warned that there will not be many exhibits that contain animals, skeletons, and other things you might find in a museum of natural history. It has lots of brain teaser puzzles, which is interesting and... More

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

They've always got something interesting to see, plus you can tour a real submarine. They've also got a nice gift shop.

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Redmond, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is an interactive museum which is good for children and adults with an inner child and a curious mind. There are plenty of exhibitions and opportunities to test your skills and knowledge. If you're into science, logic, puzzles, or just learning how things work I suggest you go with a few hours to spare, since time will fly by... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

At first I thought we walked into a childrens' museum because there were so many hands on displays but on further inspection, these displays would captivate both adults and children. I loved this museum and would go as far to say that it was one of the best in the world. Attractions also include a planaterium and an Imax theater... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My family of various ages were all entertained while we were in the museum. Everything was hands on and it was a great place to get out of the rain.

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Urbana, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We came to Portland on vacation and saw signs everywhere for this place. Of course we went and bought the deluxe package with admission, a movie, and a planetarium show (thinking it was like most other science museums). After about 20 minutes, we realized it was a kids museum! Nothing at the desk made us think it would be. 99%... More

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