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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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Standard Issue Science Museum

Science museum with everything you expect in a science museum - planetarium and imax movies, exhibit on space and a reptile room etc. etc. Very oddly laid out museum - I feel like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boston, Massachusetts
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Science museum with everything you expect in a science museum - planetarium and imax movies, exhibit on space and a reptile room etc. etc. Very oddly laid out museum - I feel like we missed a lot of exhibits because we were wandering around in circles. Children's area was very nice, our preschooler enjoyed it greatly. We really liked the... More 

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Portland Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have lived in Portland for 6 years now and everytime my grandkids come up from California we go to OMSI! It is the best place for kids and adults to see new exhibits. There are some areas that are the same like the reptile center and the fossil area but they have new exibits all the time that even... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots for children to do. The new space exhibit seems less interactive and dated. Wind and water exhibits interesting.

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've never been interested in submarines, but this tour was amazing -- I learned so much that I never knew I wanted to know. The tour guide was interesting and had a good sense of humor.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Museum is very hands on (which I love) so it is fun for kids and adults! They have screenings of educational movies, but also SciFi movies, which is neat. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend, but I read they have an adult night where the museum is open after hours, serving alcohol and there are no kids allowed!... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our grandson who is autistic enjoys the OMIS. There are plenty of hands on exhibits to capture the interest of all ages. We viewed one of the several movies, toured the submarine and enjoyed the many exhibits, especially the new space exhibit. Well worth a days time for both children and adults.

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Alpine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much to see and do. This is the best place to bring your kids! There are different types of activities for everyone in the family to do. Everyone learns so much.

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Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Omsi is just wonderful! We were members and we went regularly with our 3 year old. There is a huge sandbox she can play in for hours, great water tables, little building blocks, and a craft room. The craft room is my favorite as a Mom. She can: cut, glue, and play with play dough all she wants. My daughter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 4 hours here and enjoyed every minute of it. We got the Combo Pack: Museum admission + theater + planetarium or Submarine. We chose the Submarine which was awesome! Not sure if we would return anytime soon but it was very cool and worth the money.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow we spent the entire day here with our kids ages 6 and 9. There is something for everyone, we played and experimented with everything, the staff is super friendly and always wanting to show the kids more and more. We add the sub tour and it was worth it.

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