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“Not the Best Science Museum Out There”

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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$86.00*
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour
Ranked #13 of 447 things to do in Portland
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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“Not the Best Science Museum Out There”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

It's still worth going to, if there's an exhibit you're interested in. Much smaller than I thought it would be! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and there were many hands-on experiments and brain teasers to try out. I think the place could use a little work (damaged, out-dated items) but there's lots to learn if you're interested and need something a little more stimulating to do than watch a movie.

Visited April 2012
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Portland
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“Fun Laser Show”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

I've always loved the experiences you can have at OMSI. Recently went to a laser show for the Smashing Pumpkins and that was just a fun experience. Kids will love this and helping them foster imagination is incredibly important!

Visited October 2011
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Bremerton
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“Fun for the Whole Family”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Give yourself a full day to see everything. If you're short on time, skip the submarine tour and see the Planetarium show instead.

Visited April 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Lovely place for kids”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

The children enjoyed the various displays of technology, games, learning environments etc. Was very impressed by the Lego exhibition that took place while we were there.

Visited March 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Well done”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

I like their special shows. The regular displays are just okay, but don't pass up the exhibit rooms with the experiments and activities. Kids & adults can learn a lot in there.

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