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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 310 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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Atlanta, GA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
68 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The OMSI is a challenge to get to if you are using public transit. It is at the END of the CL line and then you have to walk about 1/4 mile to get to the front door. This was best for kids. We did not try the submarine and we missed the movie.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The dinosaur exhibit was really interesting even for adults. I learned a lot. Right below the exhibit hall on the river was the Willamette River jet boats. What a great ride and view.

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Portland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

You went there to have fun with a gang of munchkins, and now they're hungry and cranky. The cafe fills the requirement, but really, you went there for the Dinosaur bone display... let's be real.

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

We went with friends b/c he was in the Navy on a sub and we wanted to visit the submarine. Didn't count on the fact that most of the exhibits were hands on for kids. We enjoyed it, but the sub seems out of place with the rest of the stuff. Also super gift shop for buying grandkid educational gifts... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Mainly for Children and families, its worth a visit. There is great restaurant and the 1950s Submarine is really worth a tour, but make a reservation since entry is limited to around 10 people at a time--you don't need a general admission to OMSI, just a separate ticket!

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Bring your husband, and bring your kids....fun for the whole family at this place...you can even bring your parents! The museum makes a lot of exhibitions for other museums and you get to the the guinea pig in seeing them first. A great community asset...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good destination with school aged kids. Slightly older kids might benefit more from the in-depth displays. The exhibit on physical fitness was interactive and kept my kids attention. Some of the exhibits were a little worn and dated.

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Big Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went there with the Grandchildren. They love it! There was a special exhibit that was all about our 5 senses; it was very hands on- giant ears, nose, etc. A lot is hands on. Great for teaching moments with the children!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is great and now has new restaurant in a great, newly remodeled area. The atmosphere is very quaint and desirable. It's also great to have a membership so we can frequent the toddler area on a regular basis, especially during the rainy season.

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I been here many times with my kids, and find it to be just as fun and relaxing for myself as well. I like science, so I can get lost for entire days here, playing with the various exhibits that change frequently. Love this place..ALOT. Well worth the money..it is not not inexpensive.

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