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“Grandson liked the submarine”

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 448 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.
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“Grandson liked the submarine”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Very pleasant staff, the "hands on" science exhibit is the best I have seen. The tour of the submarine USS BLUEBACK was a fine intro to conventional submarine service.

Visited May 2013
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“So much fun!!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Basically meant for kids, but also geared toward adults so they are not extremely bored. It covered all sorts of different types of science and you would have to be dead not to find some sort of thing that interested you. For sure worth every penny!

Visited September 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“OMSI”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

First off, it's really a cool place if you're a kid. It's just simply not that entertaining as an adult. Plus, it's pretty spendy. If you have a preschool or elementary aged child, this is a great place to go and introduce them to a bunch of different areas of science. If you are an adult, you might be disappointed. One thing that was absolutely worth doing, however, is the Submarine.

Visited June 2012
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Vancouver, Washington
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“A great experience for the kids”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

OMSI is really geared towards the kids, which is OK. Adults can enjoy as well, but the museum really shines as a young persons educational center

Visited November 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“MythBusters... what a blast!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Caught the last weekend of this traveling exhibit on the recommendation of a friend. Don't miss it if it comes to your town!

Visited May 2013
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