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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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“submarine tour” (148 reviews)
“all ages” (151 reviews)
“uss blueback” (43 reviews)
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1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
+1 503-797-4000
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We visited here specifically for the Pompeii exhibit. It was quite well done, although some of the signing could have been improved. The short film clips and sound effects added interest. However, the proper way to say the date is "AD 79", not "79 AD",...More

Thank half-Brit
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The displays were closed due to shifting from one to another. he space movie was great. Half of the 'hands' on displays were not working.

Thank ablack4d
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect rainy day activity. It seemed every family in Portland thought the same thing because it was super busy. The lines were very confusing but there were plenty of volunteers available to help. The kids had a good time with plenty of...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with our grandkids and their parents and watch how they interacts with the various games and exibitions the museum has to offer. The kids seems to have lots of fun. The surroundings offers beautiful views of portland as well.

Thank Sandyang
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Went there specifically to see the Pompeii exhibit and was not disappointed. Even though the lines were long, I was very glad I saw it.

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We went on a rainy Thursday. So many school groups, it was loud and annoying. An hour wait for the Pompei exhibit so we decided to skip it. But we still payed $28 for two entries despite half the displays were closed. Kids who were...More

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a great place for children to explore beginning science concepts and their practical application. Not all displays/experiences are available every day, so check before selecting a day to visit. I didn't have kids with me (and have studied/worked in science), so much of...More

Thank SuzXeric
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The OMSI is a great place for both young and old - our 7 year old still enjoyed the more kid-centered exhibits but was also quite enthralled with the recent Pompeii Exhibit. The planatarium was closed unfortunately and we weren't there in time for an...More

Thank BC_Travellers123
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Caveat: Like most museums they have rotating exhibits, so I cannot promise what I saw you will see when you go. One thing that is a permanent part of the museum is the USS Blueback, a retired Vietnam-era US Navy submarine. They take you on...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

My sister and her husband were in town from Hawaii and this was her husband's first trip here. Unfortunately we picked a day that schools were out so it was crowded but it sure was fun to watch all the kids taking part in different...More

Thank Lawrence O
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Hayley M
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.
23 May 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have a cafe there.