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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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Fun for the Whole Family

I went to OMSI with my son's family and we had a great time. There are so many fascinating things to try. It is big enough so that even on a weekend there is plenty of room for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

I went to OMSI with my son's family and we had a great time. There are so many fascinating things to try. It is big enough so that even on a weekend there is plenty of room for everyone. One of my favorites was making a LEGO structure and seeing how it lasted if there was an earthquake.

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Portland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The displays do change, so get on line and see what is current. Don't miss one of the OMSI wrap around movies.

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fantastic museum with an area just for the kids....or the kid in the adults. Wonderful view of the Willamette River and the city of Portland. Also for an additional fee are the tour of a submarine, IMAX theater and planetarium. Make sure to drop by the Theory restaurant for a not fast food experience, can't go wrong with any of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

many interesting displays and lots to do for children. Great Omni theater too. Good souvenir shop, many educational items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for families, discover all kinds of things exhibits change regularly so keep up what's happening at OMSI.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Took my 10-year old here, used to come here when I was about the same age. It's pretty much the same experience. Long lines to get tickets was the only drawback. Crowded. They could use more donations and funding I think. Would like to see more tech oriented exhibits. The coolest things like the aging machine were impossible to use... More 

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Indianapolis
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This review is only regarding the Submarine(USS Blueback) tour. Excellent tour. You get a great view/idea how the sailors on a submarine go about their lives. Very cramped living conditions for being on a secluded vessel extended periods of time. Narrow passages, so be careful.

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

OMSI has become very kid friendly. The kid areas have been upgraded and refined to make them truly interesting for elementary age children. Be sure to visit the big sand box upstairs if you have toddlers. Also, the food in the restaurant is good and reasonably priced.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have four children -- 7, 6, 3, and 1 -- and there's is something at OMSI for each of them. It's a wonderful museum and their membership reciprocates with over 100 museums across the country.

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San Diego, California
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65 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a great place to spend a rainy day. There was so much to see and do that the kids did not want to leave! I really think this is one of the best examples of a MSI in the U.S.A.

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