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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
+1 503-797-4000
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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 society where everyone is prepared to participate in civic life. OMSI’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming helps visitors and program participants master 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. We achieve this vision through exhibits, classes, camps, traveling educators, and adult programs around the state, making OMSI a trusted educational resource to all Oregonians.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“submarine tour” (148 reviews)
“all ages” (151 reviews)
“uss blueback” (43 reviews)
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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 May 29, 2016

This place is extremely popular on the weekends. With that said I would suggest not making the same mistake we did and visit on a weekday. First off, make sure you pay for parking. They have a meter maid that takes here job a little...More

1  Thank TSP2014
Reviewed May 28, 2016

A interesting and fun, hands on place for elementary, middle school students. The displays and activities are presented in a clear and persice way. A portion of the venu is not currently open and accessable to the public. Overall it is agreat place to bring...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed May 26, 2016

The museum was a lot more kid-focused than we had expected. There was no feature exhibit and also the Earth Science hall was closed. A fine experience anyways, but we would have liked to know beforehand. Probably would have been great had we not visited...More

1  Thank knittingwithT1
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Beautifully located museum, right on the river, Imax theater, nice restaurant and ever changing exhibits. Out front a local organization was giving lessons on CPR for adults and children. Don't miss this...

Thank Patti E
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

My 9yo daughter says she wants to be a scientist but I don't know if she truly is interested or likes the sound of it. I splurged on a weekend in Portland to try it out. I liked the chemistry room, physics lab, and the...More

Thank Homebody0828
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited on the weekend (yes it was crowded) but it was the only time that we could fit it into our schedule. It was very crowded and you couldn't really do a lot of the interactive things. It's a great place...More

1  Thank Tara P
Reviewed May 21, 2016

OMSI is always worth the trip. They have so much for every age group that it's impossible not to have a great time. The rides and star shows are great, as is the Omnimax theatre. There are extensive areas for children of all ages as...More

Thank thetravelingartist27
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Excellent hands on museum for kids to 14 years. Two levels of exhibits to see and experience. There is a small snack bar for snacks and drinks. Plan 2 hours if you don't see a show. Plan longer if you see one.

Thank acielesz
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

It's OMSI. A first rate facility dedicated to Science!(cue the reverb echo...or add Thomas Dolby reference). It's poetry in motion for your little ones to your big ones (that includes the kid-dult in each of us). Cool movies. Cool exhibits. Cool cafeteria. (Very Portland: live,...More

Thank ChrisLord123
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Tried to visit this museum with my daughter this past Saturday. Got on the MAX rail, had my luggage with me, and trekked through the rain to only find out at 2:30 that the museum closed that day at 2 pm for a fundraiser to...More

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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.