Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is home to exhibit halls, science labs, a planetarium, theater, and more. Exploring the realms of science and technology, the museum has an array of artifacts and more than 200 hands-on learning activities. Subjects such as renewable energy, health, chemistry, engineering, and the global climate are made accessible and fun. Outside, you can tour a historic submarine, the USS Blueback. Those with children under 6 shouldn’t miss the science playground. The fully enclosed area encourages scientific learning through play. The onsite restaurant boasts a superb riverfront view. Plan to visit Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Portland attractions using our Portland trip builder tool .
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  • Enter, pay and then go straight to the big room where it is all hands on science. Go to the chemistry room first because I think it closes early. It was fascinating. Thereafter we played with water, a...  more »
  • I read in the Oregonian's A & E section that OMSI only costs $2 for General Admission on the first Sunday of each month. So I looked up OMSI on the internet and saw that they were also Screening THOR:...  more »
  • Went there with my 5 and 7 year-old grandsons - they were actively interested in so many of the exhibits and experiences. Very engaged! A very nice lunch followed by more exploration and then an imax ...  more »

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