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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (144 reviews)
“uss blueback” (39 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
+1 503-797-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum to spend a full day at if it's raining in Portland. A lot of exhibits and interactive displays to keep you and your family busy. My young daughter really enjoyed the children's play area on the second floor. Only issue is that the...More

Thank T W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, it kept the kids entertained for the afternoon, which I guess was the point. But boy, what a way to make the least of a large space! The main place where kids can play and experiment is a great ugly concrete-floored warehouse of a...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ups > great interactive play for younger kids, excellent "labs" for experiments, great reciprocal association with ATSC for free tickets, excellent food at restaurant, incredible use of staff./volunteers with disabilities. Downs > over priced underdelivered Pompeii exhibition (should have just focused on artifacts), too much...More

Thank damoroz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down one of the best science museums I have ever visited! All of the ticked shows I saw there were well worth their admission prices. So many exhibits and hands on fun here. Definitely a great place for kids of course, but I had...More

Thank ValeriePPHX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitly will return again. We went late in the day and only had time to tour the submarine but the kids loved it.

Thank LaraC822
Reviewed 1 week ago

Likely a great place to go if you have children but not much there for adults. The sub tour was very interesting. Quite annoyed that everything was extra. You had to pay to get in, then pay extra for the main attraction, then pay extra...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I decided to go to OMSI when we had some down time while in Portland and we were definitely glad we did! There are different sections of the museum that will keep the whole family happy!

Thank cassideel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are grandparents, taking our two grandsons to OMSI. We bought tickets and printed them out expecting to not have to wait in line. When we arrived and finally found an employee, we were told to go get in line with the guests buying tickets...More

Thank astravelers2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a terrific example of a world class, excellent hands on Science museum. Got kids who want to touch and learn? This is the place. All sorts of amazing exhibits, Fossils, star shows, large format movies, all sorts of fun kid experiments, etc. The...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the trip with my 2 and 9 year old sons. The 9 year old definitely had more interest. But there is a separate area specifically for the younger kids.

Thank Philip S
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have a cafe there.
Aly K
7 March 2017|
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Response from Jafarmer | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I work at OMSI and answer your question: we have RV parking and you can stay in our lot for one night. We ask that you don't take up 5 spots in our parking lot. Our facilities manager is more than happy to... More