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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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Beautiful, Bright Museum

I visited OMSI for a business dinner. The company rented out the museum for dinner and hobnobbing. Their back patio is excellent for this kind of event. The museum itself is easy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I visited OMSI for a business dinner. The company rented out the museum for dinner and hobnobbing. Their back patio is excellent for this kind of event. The museum itself is easy to navigate and sizable without being too large. It strikes me as an adventure that could be easily seen in an afternoon. I'm from out of town, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We spend most of the day here there was lots to do, a lot of the exhibits are interactive which is great and the planetarium was really good and informative we had a sandwich and a beer in the restaurant both of which were really good the gift shop is full of really cool stuff also

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was a good place to take kids who had been in the car too long. Lots of hands on activities and exhibits, scenic spot. The only thing I didn't love was the planetarium show. It featured annoying juvenile characters that even my 4 year old thought were dumb. It wasn't worth the extra $, though possibly we just chose... More 

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We always try to visit a museum when we are traveling and have been to many over the years. Our hotel highly recommended OMSI so we decided to pay a visit. We visited on a weekday & arrived when they first opened & we were in line 25 min. to pay for nonmember admission? I believe the delay was due... More 

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Fountain, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

There are so many exhibits that you will not get bored. Many are hands on which is great for the kids. They have many live animals as well. We did have to pay $5.00 to park and the admission was a bit steep, but worth the money. Pay for a ride on the Simulator - it is definitely a great... More 

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Eureka, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This museum has a lot of hands on exhibits and kids have a great time there. It is right on the river and there is a submarine that you can visit tied up to the dock side

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The is a kids wonderland, and I mean kids of all ages. We only made it about 4.5 hours. So much to see and do, it would take several days to realy do. The planetarium was amazing. The only down side is only 8 Disabled parking spaces which is way to little for lots of these sizes, the had almost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Well thought out museum. Lot to do, with planetarium and iMax. Plenty of things for kids of all ages to interact with.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum as far as the scientific displays and interactive things on second floor. First floor seemed more for children's enjoyment than adults, and I'm fine with that esp. if it encourages their learning process. Best for children, and adults interested in the earth and solar systems.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So much to see - we couldn't do it in one visit. Loved the small "labs" like with holograms and fossils. Lots of interactive exhibits for kids and adults. We left a hat behind and retrieved it from lost and found the next morning - hooray! Also received free admission to the general exhibits as we are Pacific Science Center... More 

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

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