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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a nationally-renowned science center providing science learning to a range of audiences. Our programming is guided by OMSI’s long-term vision to promote a healthy, innovative, and sustainable...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
+1 503-797-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally bought tickets for the sub tour, because that's what our son wanted to do. We ended up spending HOURS at OMSI!!! SO FUN!!!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Adventure656903
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great for kids. It allows them to learn while having fun. Activities are hands on. There are things for kids of all ages. They have things in chemistry, physics, Space, & more.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank trophywest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

..i did not know this was a solid kids museum. had i known beforehand, i probably would've passed on it. that being said, i did enjoy this (i had my iPod on most of the time); displays & exhibits were hands on, and the price...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mo J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this is your first or last visit to Portland, Oregon, there is a MUST SEE exhibit now showing at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. In addition to the fact that this is a phenomenal event for all age, the current Christopher Marley...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Ralph P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those things you do with the grandkids once a year. It can get a bit pricey if you have a large party, but for once a year it’s worth it. My favorite attraction for “me” is the submarine tour. They generally...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 4 sons several times over the years while they were little. I now homeschool my 11 and 13 year old sons so we went for a day of learning. We thought I would find Exquisite Creatures boring, but it was incredible. Some...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

First of all it’s very expensive. $28 per person to see everything and not worth the money.Visited with adult children and a two-year-old. Some of the exhibits were less than exciting, enjoyed the submarine tour, the movies were OK although one of us fell asleep....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

Very interesting exhibits. Theater is worth watching an iMax or other film. We saw Age of the Dinosaurs (or something like that). Very informative but a little hokey. A few rooms were closed. Planetarium was fun. Good value.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nathan M
Reviewed September 19, 2019

The price for the museum is a bit over $20. There are two floors and very sparce exhibits. There was an exhibit covering conception to birth with imbros and fetus at all stages, and a simulation of a baby kicking in the womb. The exhibit...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mary B
Reviewed September 2, 2019

I was on a road trip and only had time to visit the USS Blueback, unique in that it is the most modern (cold war era) submarine available for tours in the USA. I was impressed that I was able to just pay for the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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January 12, 2019|
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Response from charliejohan | Reviewed this property |
My family usually spends 4 to 6 hours.
October 18, 2017|
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Response from orange552015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. If there is an interest in the natural world. Very hands on.
October 12, 2017|
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Response from SockFour | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap! Cost depends on which of many options (movies, submarine, special exhibits,...) you choose.
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