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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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Great place for kids and parents to spend a day exploring science and hands on activities. You can easily spend a whole day here...don't forget snacks and drinks for the kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Brit in Washington state
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great place for kids and parents to spend a day exploring science and hands on activities. You can easily spend a whole day here...don't forget snacks and drinks for the kids. They have an area where you can eat a pack lunch or you can buy lunch.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Went to OMSI after dark. they hold this on the last wednesday of every month and allow adults only (21+) in. The theme was cider making, so they had tickets that included cider tasting. Ate at the local restaurant - wood fired pizza and salads washed down with beer. Was a great evening. the simple wooden mensa puzzles and the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Worth the cost of admission. They always have some interesting here. Portland is lucky to have such a great place especially for the children!

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Lots to see here, but not as much as you'd think. After coming from big city science and industry museums, this was a let down. Interesting dinosaur exhibit but nothing else that hit that curiosity spot. The art museum is better by far...I'd go there instead.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Check out the schedule of exhibits in this interactive science museum. Its setting is interesting on the industrial east side...right on the Columbia River with a stunning view of downtown and great walking paths out back, too. And don't forget to allow time for an IMAX movie while you are visiting!

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Bedford, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was very excited to visit the OMSI. I'm a science teacher and try to visit science museums in every city. The IMAX movie I saw while there was good, the food in Theory was not bad - I was excited to be able to have a glass of wine. All of the families with children I saw seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We get the family pass so we can take our time, come back later to experience other attractions. Kids always leave good and tired! A not-so-horrible-for-Parents adventure too :)

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We didn't spend time inside the museum but took the guided tour of the submarine moored right outside. My husband is a sub vet and we always tour subs whenever we get the chance. Didn't realize there was one in Portland until we arrived, so it was an unexpected treat!

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time going through this museum. There are many interesting and educational exhibits. It took us about an hour and a half to see everything. I'd recommend it! Plenty of hourly parking nearby. Park Avenue Cafe is near and good for a good breakfast or lunch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

OMSI is a great museum, and very pleasant to visit with small children or a family. The museum feels spacious and there are nice vistas of the city and river from both inside and around OMSI, including the new Tillikum Crossing bridge. There are plenty of bathrooms around the museum, and very helpful staff and volunteers, as well. Although some... More 

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Address: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: 503-797-6674
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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