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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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A great place to take kids and grandkids.

OMSI has a clear focus on kids. There are plenty of hands-on activities to occupy young minds. As adults who did not have any kids with us, there were fewer displays of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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West Milford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

OMSI has a clear focus on kids. There are plenty of hands-on activities to occupy young minds. As adults who did not have any kids with us, there were fewer displays of interest. The planetarium presentation was interesting as was the submarine. There was also a nice selection of displays in the natural history section. I would have rated it... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

So many things to do at OMSI! We watched/listened to the starry night at the planetarium first - for this particular program, not worth the $. The sub tour was great and everyone enjoyed it. Amazing to see if you have never seen a sub before. For our kids, tweens ages 10 and 11, there were so many activities: life... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As museums go, this one has a little of everything... just a "Little" of everything. It's a modern Science-ish museum with some kiddish science interactive areas. I've brought my children about their about four times. I think children are pretty honest, so I'll give you there reviews... Kid Review (pre-teen & Teen): First visit was fun. 2rd trip focused on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited OMSI on our trip through Portland. We had not heard of before but was made aware of it by the hotel connoisseur. My daughter is in love with science so we thought we would take her there for an hour or so and then head onto something else. We were there for over four hours and still did... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is so cool and so much fun! It's one of those places you really should set aside the whole day for, because it's massive. If you're familiar with the Scienceworks in Melbourne, Australia, it's like that but maybe two or three times bigger. There's so much interactive stuff here, everything from robots and chemistry experiments to an earthquake... More 

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Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It has been several years since I have been here to OMSI and by the looks of things, its a big place but I think this would be more of a kid’s thing with the family and I’m not really knocking it but, I personally wasn’t that impressed with it. It’s overpriced for what it showcases and you have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome time and the Ripley's Believe it or Not exhibit. Worth the price if you can spend the day and bring your own food. Also parking fee now so be for warned!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in with family to pass a few hours and would liked to have been able to spend more time there. Great for children and adults.

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Myrtle Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place to take the kids or go as an adult. The exhibits are fun. The laser light shows are amazing. And the theatre screen is HUGE! The theatre seating is a bit cramped though.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We got lured into OMSI's Ripley's Believe It or Not exhibit, but ended up visiting every corner of the museum. What you might think is a day spent only on the kids turns into a full day of exploration for all ages. The Ripley's exhibit was very cool, as was the stages of pregnancy exhibit, but the kids favorite is... More 

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