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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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Go here, you will not regret it! My 6 and 5 year old loved it, so informative, fun for adults, tons to do! We spent over 5 hours here like that!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Lehi, Utah, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Go here, you will not regret it! My 6 and 5 year old loved it, so informative, fun for adults, tons to do! We spent over 5 hours here like that!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Science, fun and Imax. Don't forget about the Imax. It's a great hands on museum that's great for kids of all ages. Heck, they even have their own submarine out back.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It is a nice place for a family outing. You can see the museum and the kids can play and learn a thing or two about science. There is a cafeteria if you need food and drinks.

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Trinidad, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We made two special trips to get to the museum. On the first it was closed. On the second it may as well have been, since it was absolutely not for adults.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went here with my two year old & had an excellent time. You could literally spend all day here. There is an area for kids under 6 which was awesome because it has a huge block building area, art area, mini water park (get an apron) & sand box. Super fun day for everyone. Tons of hands on stuff. We... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Spent an afternoon with the grandkids ages 5& 2 Children were engaged for entire time of visit Almost all the exhibits are hands on. Been to other science museums around the country but this one is by far the best I've been to.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

OMSI is an outstanding educational museum that offers a tour aboard an actual submarine that served during the Cold War era. USS Blueback is the last of three diesel electric fast attack submarines built for the United States Navy and the only 580 class submarine left. Recently veteran crew members from all three 580 class submarines, USS Barbel (SS580), USS... More 

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I used to go here as a kid and was recently able to take my kids. They have a great section that is perfect for young kids and discovering science concepts. There are also great exhibits that adults enjoy as well. They also have a Russian Sub on the water. i will try to make it back here every fey... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I visited on a day when there was a line, a long line. It was not during spring break for Portland so we were confused as to why the long wait on a week day. Long, but efficient and only about 20 minutes to get our wrist bands. The activities set up in the industry and science exhibits were marvelous.... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The OMSI has several activities all in one place. We wanted to tour the USS Blueback sub which is anchored outside of the OMSI. If one enjoys visiting submarines, this is a must as most submarines we have toured are from the WWII period and this sub is the last diesel powered sub built in 1959. The guides are former... More 

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