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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Address: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: 503-797-6674
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Ranked #19 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum contains an extensive collection of fossils found in the Gobi desert.
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum contains an extensive collection of fossils found in the Gobi desert.

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Tillamook, OR
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

An afternoon alone or a family outing --- this works. Kids love the interactive options for learning. I don't believe anyone can visit without learning something new in a fun way. Go and go often.

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Richland, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a way to kill a day with the family this is a good way to do it. It wasn't terribly expensive and it kept my son occupied for hours.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Toured the USS Blueback, a retired diesel submarine located at the OMSI in Portland, OR with many members of my family last weekend. As I served on her sister ship, USS Bonefish, many years ago, it was an excellent opportunity for them to see how I spent some of the best years of a Navy career. The boat is in... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is on the top of my kid's favorite places in the Portland area. Right near the river In S.E. Portland. It is packed with educational activities for kids, has a lovely cafeteria, and a submarine to visit parked in the river outside. This is usually a full day visit for us. We cannot say enough good things about this... More 

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Portland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

OMSI is one of my favorite places for a day of adventure inside. There is so much to see with all the exhibits, the planetarium, even the view of the Willamette river is awesome. This is a Must in Portland, Oregon

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Albuquerque
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There's something for everyone here. Lots of hands-on, interactive exhibits, science both elementary and more advanced, plus a dynamax theater. Lots of fun.

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Manton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I generally like science museums, but OMSI somehow confuses branded TV productions and fantasy movies with real science. The attractions are often TV-show roadshows, very loud (isn't someone watching a deciBel meter for safety?), with more tie-ins than science. There is an interesting exhibit of science "machines", with hands-on fun (++), but the movie theater (previously an IMAX venue) is... More 

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Madras, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Our kids enjoy going to OMSI almost as much as I seem to and I enjoy the changing of some of the displays. If you need something to eat the "lunch room" puts together a pretty good pizza but be prepared for the prices. I would caution some that with the fact that there are yelling and screaming children EVERY... More 

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Delta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sub tour was awesome. We were going to check out more of the museum sights, but there were so many screaming kids! I think it's fantastic that there were so many kids learning about history etc, not so good for the adults.

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Eugene, Oregon
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

OMSI is a fun way to learn something new. They bring in different events from Bodies to Walk With the Dinosaurs. There are things for all ages and the cost is reasonable.

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