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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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Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday

It was a disappointment. It was very crowed and not enough people helping at the bars and cafeteria. The placement of the samples and bars was very tight we could hardly move their wasn't any signs letting us know where the samples were at but...More

Thank Janine H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you don't have kids, wandering around OMSI can kind of leave you with the feeling that there's not much for you to do. Other than the amazing Pompeii exhibit, every room I entered was overrun with kids and very little actual information or exhibits...More

Thank georgiecarroll13
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to the Pompeii exhibit and it was terrific. I have always been intrigued with the story of Pompeii with the violent destruction and then the painstaking unearthing hundreds of years later. They had actual casts of some of the body shapes that had been...More

Thank BnThrDnThat
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took both grand kids this year. They loved it. They also had an exhibit called Pompeii. Wow!!!!! They had all kinds of artifacts. This is a must see!!!!!! We didn't know that they had that exhibit, I'm glad that we went. I could spend...More

Thank teenytinyterri
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took our teenage grandchildren to Omsi today and saw the Pompeii Exhibit. Portland is so lucky to see the artifacts that were buried 79 AD and preserved for us to see. The Bronze statue, kitchen pottery, fresco's, and jewelry, to name a few. If...More

Thank SuzanneLG
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum offers more than what can be completed in a day. The sub tour especially shouldn't be missed, no matter what your age. Lots of hands on exhibits that young children and teens can both enjoy. Really a great way to spend the day.

Thank LelahK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring the kids and your wallet. Prices are a bit high but worth it. There are so many things to do that you need to allow at least half a day and it's easy to fill an entire day. There are special exhibits you can...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan on spending two or three hours minimum, especially if you bring your kids. Tons of excellent, interactive exhibits, and the rotating special exhibits are amazing. Definitely go to an IMAX movie.

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pompeii Exhibit is not to be missed. I first saw a Pompeii Exhibit when I was 11 (at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry), and it was neat to watch my 11 year old son look in amazement at the OMSI Pompeii Exhibit....More

1  Thank Sean B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been OMSI in years, so I was excited to check it out with my boyfriend recently! First, we saw "Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean" in 3D. The 3D glasses don't fit very well over my glasses, so the show was kind of blurry and...More

1  Thank Houdini1000
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23 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