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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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Not Many Better Options for Families

This is a place the family must have on their speed-dial. Science, entertainment, and a safe place... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vancouver, Washington

A great museum to see. The touring exhibit we saw was Pompeii. There is an I-Max theater with a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Palm Springs, California
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“all ages” (151 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 2 days ago

This is a place the family must have on their speed-dial. Science, entertainment, and a safe place to let your kids learn and explore. There is always something new every time you visit. On top of that, your membership is tax-deductible and it pays itself...More

Thank Azzouni
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great museum to see. The touring exhibit we saw was Pompeii. There is an I-Max theater with a choice of several films during the day. A bit difficult to get to, and well worth it.

Thank JIM M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came from Sacramento to see the Pompeii exhibit and ended up there all day. Lots of activities to participate in - adults let the child come out in you. Enjoyed our lunch in the museum. Remember that museum is an institution that cares for (conserves)...More

1  Thank SFBzoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit, although more tailored for school kids age group. That being said, some great exhibits and the submarine is awesome. Must visit place if in Portland

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were real Pompeii artifacts, including two life-size marble statues, one of which is Emperor Caligula. Loved the Gorgon mosaic, fescos, gladiator shin guards and helmet. There were casts of dead bodies that captured the instantaneous effect of the fatal moment. Several videos explained architecture,...More

1  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a born and bred Oregonian, I've had the privilege to go to OMSI when it first opened up at it's current location in the mid-90's. Prior to that, OMSI was located where the Oregon Zoo is today. I've never been disappointed by OMSI and...More

1  Thank Rick V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday with my 18 year old who generally looks best science museums. Of the many we have visited there's always been a nice balance for all ages. Not here. The only real thing of interest is a special exhibit on Pompeii but...More

Thank moscowrose
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during the Pompeii exhibit, which was very good though we have seen a better version at the British Museum in London. But the stunning and compelling exhibit was the one on human embryology and fetal development, which is a MUST see.

1  Thank Bryan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been there in person but this exhibit showed up artifacts we didn’t see there or the museum in Naples. The jewelry, bowls, mosaics, carvings we excellent. So sad to view how people were frozen in time. The movie with special affects was well done....More

1  Thank Deleen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Weather your an ex Submariner (Bubble Head) or just interested in seeing how Sailors lived under the sea you will enjoy the tour that the docents put on. Most of the Docents are ex Sub Sailors so the tour is something that you will never...More

Thank X9289ZNharryd
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Rick V | Reviewed this property |
The Specialty Exhibit for Pompeii was roughly $24 dollars per adult. In all honesty, the Exhibit was amazing, but not $24 dollars person amazing....
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