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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Address: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number:
+1 503-797-4517
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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Lots to see and do!

Go prepared to participate- brain teasers to solve, experiments to perform and projects to build. Definitely see The Art of the Brick - the artist has ties to Oregon. Truly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go prepared to participate- brain teasers to solve, experiments to perform and projects to build. Definitely see The Art of the Brick - the artist has ties to Oregon. Truly fascinating. Museum goers need to choose which admissions package to purchase (remember to take note of your parking space # - you'll need to pay $5 to park). Lots and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first went to OMSI as a child 17 years ago and had such a blast, and I STILL have an amazing time as an adult. There is truly something for everyone here.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for kids although geared for those in elementary school. Although adults could also learn a few things, the main attraction (at least for us) was the submarine. It requires an modest additional fee but, if you've ever been curious about life on a submarine, the hour long tour is enlightening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really great place to spend a day visiting all there is to see and do at OMSI. If you live on the Portland area and have a family I highly recommend getting an annual pass. There are many different featured event throughout the year and the annual membership will more than pay for itself. It also comes... More 

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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few hours here, parking was $5 and the museum prices vary. The man at the counter actually talked us down to a smaller package as it was later in the day and he knew we wouldn't have time for it all. We started our day with going on a submarine and learning what life would have been... More 

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Dallas, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great science projects to involve all ages! Terrific rainy day place to visit! There is always something that a person learns while visiting!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was better when I was a youth, not nearly as interesting as I remembered. Kinda BLAH actually. Not really that great anymore.

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Portland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMSI After Dark is a cool date night! Come on, be creative, you can do better than dinner and a drink! This is Portland at its best.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the OMSI!! Great museum to visit in Portland. My kids thoroughly enjoyed it. We only had a couple of hours and would've love to spend more time there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great rainy day pace for the family. Movies, exhibitions, super gift shop, even a submarine. Plus it is located at the east side of the Tillium, pedestrian, bridge and the east side esplanade. Great area for the youngsters to burn off some energy

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