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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 science centre and planetarium

fantastic way to spend a few hours, well designed exhibits, and fun puzzles throughout, had a great time in the planetarium also, with liam neeson telling us about black holes !

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom
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Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

fantastic way to spend a few hours, well designed exhibits, and fun puzzles throughout, had a great time in the planetarium also, with liam neeson telling us about black holes !

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Adana Province, Turkey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Been to OMSI many times over the years - My children love it, Fun & Learning! For all ages. They always keep it exciting at interesting.

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was my family's first trip and experience and my first return in 29 years - we loved it! Other than the last day of Spring Break crowds, our experience was worth the costs and time spent. My 14 and 15 years old kids even thought it was fun and want to go back sometime - a Big Win for... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nice trendy menu that caters to adults and kids alike. The kids loved the cupcakes and treats and I loved the salads and burgers.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited OMSI for an all-conference reception, and it was a fun place for a big group of librarians to gather and socialize! I enjoyed several exhibits, to boot. Fun place!

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is fantastic for children, families, adults, couples, singles, anyone! OMSI excels at providing fun activities for all people. From their IMAX theatre which shows science films, but also occasionally hosts film festivals and blockbuster hits, to their travelling shows, OMSI has it all! The USS Blueback is fun to tour, and sits right in the Willamette river and... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Our three generation group enjoyed a Saturday morning here. Something for everyone. The little ones explored the many mazes in science area and were fascinated with all the exploratory activities in the science playground. All the visitors were engaged with the displays. There were a variety of movie presentations and a submarine to tour. Great Portland resource!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a good time, but the activities were more for children than adults. Plenty to do if you have a child! Not as much to do for an adult with no children. Good for a rainy day!

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Portland Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Kids love the place, see the submarine. Great Imax theater. I miss the old film projector though. Everything is digital now.. Sit mid way up above the island.

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South San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went with our two 8-year olds and 10-year old. Over-all it was a good combination of activities to keep them entertained with some learnings thrown in when they felt like reading. The maze exhibit there was not as exciting as other traveling exhibits I've seen there, but the kids liked it. The only bummer is the planetarium movie we... More 

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