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“And excellent choice for children”

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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$34.00*
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Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #12 of 442 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“And excellent choice for children”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

I've been coming here since I was 11 years old (when it was still in Washington Park). There are plenty of hands-on displays for children, and enough exhibits to keep an adult happy. I do recommend purchasing the submarine tour. If you belong to a museum in your own city, check and see if they will give you reciprocal member benefits.

Visited December 2011
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Hood River, Oregon, United States
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“Fun for kids of all ages!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had a blast with our 6 year old - she loved all the exhibits & the natural disaster feature was great.

Visited August 2012
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vancouver, wa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Rainy day fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We had the groupon and were able to see the sub and an imax. The sub was really fun and my boys are 8 & 11 and really enjoyed it. We also saw the tornado movie. They enjoyed that too. Saw grossology and toured all the exhibits. Their favorite is still the bottle rockets. We took our own lunch and sat outside. They were remodeling the cafe so there wasn't much room to sit and eat inside. It was cold outside but covered. They did charge for parking but only $3.

Visited October 2012
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Portland
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“Great place for the kids to explore and learn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great place for the kids to explore and learn. My kids have loved it since they were little. Exhibits rotate - we are going to check out the Grossology exhibit with our cub scout group. A must do a few times a year. We purchased the membership, which really cuts down on the costs - free entrance, and some theater tickets.

Visited September 2012
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Eugene, Oregon
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“Best darn sci museum in the NW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We love OMSI! Not just because of the science exhibits. That's what one would expect, right? The staff is very friendly. The kids are given a lot of room and respect so it feels like home to them. The cafe is great-just enough of a mix between healthy and unhealthy. The constant turnover in programs/exhibits keeps us interested. The classes.
If you have kids, this place is a must in Portland!

Visited September 2012
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