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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Address: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: +1 503-797-6674
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This museum contains an extensive collection of fossils found in the Gobi...

This museum contains an extensive collection of fossils found in the Gobi desert.

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USD 34.00*
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Lots to do and see

Took two grandchildren and their dad. We all had a really good time in the interactive areas but scarcely scratched the surface of the various halls and exhibitions. There is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
lancashireexile
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east midlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took two grandchildren and their dad. We all had a really good time in the interactive areas but scarcely scratched the surface of the various halls and exhibitions. There is a lot to do and see here and much of it involves the kids actually doing something rather than just looking. Obviously the exhibits and activities vary a bit in... More 

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Portland OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great selection of rotating exhibits, awesome interactive science center, fun after hours events and you can't miss the submarine tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy visiting OMSI. They change some of the main exhibits, which makes it extra interesting, plus the kids love visiting the standards over and over again as well. The planetarium has great shows and the submarine is also worth a tour. We always spend hours and still end up running out of time most trips because there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is rare to find a planetarium these days so it was a real treat to visit this one. We saw the astronaut show which was really well done and interesting. The submarine was our all-time favourite. They do a really great job showing you the different areas of the submarine and to explain it. Overall the museum is well... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people who created this amazing interactive, educational and FUN museum "experience," really knew what they were doing. The educational tools, experiments, tests, and all are just so much fun...for kids of any age and adults. Our group was a grandma, aunt, mom and 6 year old boy. And for 5 hours we were totally enthralled...until we just could not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I LOVE OMSI. We had a membership through my dad's company and it was amazing, ESP for the kids. The kids area upstairs is AWESOME. It does get crowded so timing is everything but I really enjoy this place and it has something for all ages!

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Winston Salem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We spent hours here with our 7 year old great nieces. This museum is educational and interesting to all age groups. They have done a fantastic job of having many "hands on" exhibits. They have a tour of a submarine for an additional cost. This exhibit is more interesting to young adults and adults than it is for younger children.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We came here on a rainy day and spent about 3 hours. We first saw an IMAX movie on the National Parks that was awesome. We then explored the various areas of the museum and especially enjoyed the section on Space. The museum is geared towards kids with lots of interactive exhibits, but as senior citizens, we enjoyed it too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I thought it was overpriced. Otherwise we had a good time. Super crowded. I recommend doing the imax theater.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a great place to take the family, kids of all ages. Things for small children to do hands on and lots to look at and read about. A very large build right off the Willamette River and off I-5. Free parking, IMAX, and more

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