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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not overwhelmingly large, but there is a wide variety of areas to explore. Starry skies was geared to kids, not complicated. Submarine tour was very interesting.

Thank TubaPlummer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the exhibit was wonderful, even though the treasures were reproductions. We had seen the originals in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and this exhibit was astonishingly accurate. The only thing that was a bit disappointing was that they failed to re-create the tight...More

Thank Ingrid C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch for special exhibits of interest to you. The regular collection also has collections of interest. A large store. Will appeal to children.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whet to the museum to see the submarine The Blue Back which my husband really enjoyed. The King Tut exhibit opened that weekend so we say it. Really impressive with all the artifacts of gold. Very well displayed and had handheld audio devices really helped....More

Thank ElsieTipton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up near Portland and have always enjoyed OMSI. In my opinion, it continues to be a great museum - especially for kids. I miss the earthquake simulator and the giant bubble blower, but the marble track is still there. My kids (5 and...More

Thank kaerlekj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well planned exhibit that apoeals to all ages but in particular to children. Informative and updated frequently enough to justify periodic visits.

Thank REG1966MHS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be deceived by long lines as you enter. The assistants are efficient and you could often divide the number of people waiting for tickets by two since many families are in line. It was a short fifteen minute wait at the most. On this...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time for all of us to visit OMSI. Fun place, lots to do and loved that the kids (3 & 5 years old) could roam and run and they were always in sight. Great place! Would return.

Thank RoweBoat27
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We brought our kids to OMSI because they had found it in while researching where to go on our Portland vacation and really wanted to go see the submarine tour. We did the tour, which was very interesting, but the museum was wonderful too. We...More

Thank Glenda R
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

If you have children this is the place to go, lots of experimental play and fun for them to learn, we went as a couple and found it interesting but like most places it's better to take kids, we paid extra to have a tour...More

Thank Michelle S
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Hayley M
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.
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have a cafe there.