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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Grandchildren had a fun time exploring and interacting at OMSI. They loved the Pixar display and also the dinosaur exhibit. The hands on activities are very interesting and our 4 year old and 7 year old had a great day.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank patnewmail
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place for kids and adults alike. A huge are for kids to play and learn (without them realizing it) and lots for adults including a real submarine that you can tour. Lots of fun for the whole family. Almost forgot to mention the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ron S
Reviewed 1 week ago

OMSI lacked a bit of a "wow factor." My girlfriend and I came here during our 4 day Portland trip thinking it would take an entire day to finish this museum. From the time we bought our tickets to the time we looked at our...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank aadiputra89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our surprise wasn't the museum which we certainly did enjoy. No, our surprise was actually their cafe - NOT a fast food chain joint! A local operation with very tasty food and very reasonably priced It was a very pleasant and much appreciated surprise.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nottrimmm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here this week. As a home school family we have visited museums all over the world. OMSI is well put together for children with many interactive exhibits. The museum charges for each area as an additional fee. So we did not get the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarkWaters1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The OMSI was fun but definitely geared towards children. My boyfriend did have fun looking at the exhibits but they were in the middle of changing the exhibits so there wasn't much to look at. The "restaurant" attached to the museum was decent but the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gennifer H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was an incredible museum our entire family loved. Not only were the exhibits really engaging, but the on-site cafeteria was fantastic!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank TarheelsNJ
Reviewed 22 January 2019

This was my first time at OMSI and the second time for my grandson. We weren’t disappointed. The King TUT exhibit was sold out so we went to each and every other exhibit...read about each and tried them out. Grandson is 9 and was interested...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jdh0rn
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

We have been spoiled being from MN and going to DC and San Fran. Amazing museums esp with science at those places. Had high hopes here but was disappointed here. Wanted to see special exhibit (Tut)and was sold out until 3 and we checked in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank nikhilmoen
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Looking for things to do on my visit to Portland, i found out the OMSI has $2 day on the first Sunday of the month. Since that's when I would be there, and knowing nothing about it, I thought that would be a good excuse...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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13 January 2019|
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Response from kaerlekj | Reviewed this property |
My family usually spends 4 to 6 hours.
19 October 2017|
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Response from orange552015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. If there is an interest in the natural world. Very hands on.
13 October 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.