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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
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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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Kids love it!

Except a long wait to get the tickets, the whole trip is wonderful, we loved the submarine tour, friendly staff, and so many different labs for kids to learn and have fun! Must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Except a long wait to get the tickets, the whole trip is wonderful, we loved the submarine tour, friendly staff, and so many different labs for kids to learn and have fun! Must go!

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Bend, Oregon
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We like to come to see all of the great exhibits when we come to Portland. The IMAX theatre is excellent, and the cafe is very tasty with unique dishes to try. The only drawback is you may have to park far away from the entrance.

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Roseville, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked through quickly, spent more time in the cafe with tea & coffee, sitting by the fireplace than around the exhibits.

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Amarillo, Texas
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We made the mistake of visiting on a holiday during cold and rainy weather. It was packed and chaos reigned with kids everywhere and harried staff on the watch. This is a great facility and tremendous resource for people of the Portland area. Fascinating and interactive exhibits. Wonderful use of an old warehouse area. Well-designed. Only not on a cold,... More 

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Ridgefield, Washington
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family goes to OMSI often. We are never disappointed! The rotating exhibit is usually very interesting!

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Thank Honeybee1981
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed my time here immensely but as much as I enjoyed it, the lack of exhibits due to construction and upgrades made my trip very short. Hopefully things will be better once they finish their renovations.

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Thank Gabriel F
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Omsi is fun, there's something for everyone. Their exhibits are always awesome. And on certain nights of the week, they have date night where you can grab some beer and let your inner child run loose :)

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Oregon
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48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They redid the domed Omnimax theatre that had a killer sound system and the movie surrounded you by using the entire dome.. It used large format film which I think became obsolete. Now they have just a rectangular Imax screen which is much smaller not nearly as good.

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Thank robin131
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMSI is a great place, I took 10 Boy Scouts and they all had a great time. With the museum, submarine, IMAX, and a planetarium there is no end of things to do. Price was great, way less than I would have expected. And the restuarant Theory there had great food at a reasonable price; unlike the zoo yesterday. Grilled... More 

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Thank Ward N
Portland, Oregon
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived in Portland for 3 years and its the first time to visit. The ticket person had no patience (there was no one behind us waiting either) and was not helpful even though I told him it was our first time. Ask for advice of what to see or do... didn't think that was so hard of an question to... More 

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