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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 #20 of 309 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Traveler Description: A wonderful museum on the Portland waterfront, which hosts various exhibitions. Its permanent exhibits include: ... The planetarium, which has... more »
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La Mesa, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The dinosaurs are on the prowl, and I had no child with me to enjoy the wonder they inspire. However, there were children all around, and watching them watch those dinosaurs life their head, open their mouths and lean down made the visit to this museum worth the time. The exhibits teaching about science interactively were creative and easily understood.... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My twin boys were so caught up in this museum that they didn't realize they spent more than 5 hours there. Great place for busy minds.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It is a great museum but if you are going it is useful to know the tickets are multi level prices with things like the submarine being an additional cost so research what parts you want to see and plan accordingly. There are lots of fun hands on things for everyone to do and time goes quickly consider taking a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I thought this place was fabulous, super engaging for the kids and very pleased we happened upon it!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

A good place that favors the childreen and teen audiences, I was expecting a bit more. A four hours visit is enough.

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Las Vegas, NV
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Went on the submarine tour...1st group...only my husband and I. Awesome experience. Since my children are grown...did not like the abundance of children in the middle of July...but, after seeing all the attractions, I realize this is the best hands on science museum for kids hands down. My age is my downfall...the museum is great for kids!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What an amazing place. A week or so after visiting OMSI, we also visited the Pacific Science Centre in Seattle and OMSI is by far the better of the two. We spent almost the entire day there with 2 kids and even with that, did not get to experience all the attractions and exhibits. The interactive stuff here is awesome... More

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I am a frequent visitor and usually go with my grandson. They have special exhibits several times each year. Some require an additional fee but most are included in the admission price. There are activities in the permanent exhibits which are great for kids of all ages with a special area for young children. During our last visit we took... More

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Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
81 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ducked in on a bike trip to get out of the hot sun and happily spent 5 cool hours, including lunch, a short planetarium show and an IMAX show (Bears - very entertaining!). Although the place is overrun with boisterous kids and heavy on politically-correct messaging, we enjoyed the hands-on exhibits.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I went one day as something interesting to do to keep cool. We don't have kids, but managed to keep ourselves entertained for over 3 hours. The hands-on room is really cool with a huge variety of science activities and experiments. We ventured through the life and earth science rooms and finished up with the dinosaur room.... More

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