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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  • Super disappointing. Half the museum was closed for what seems like renovations. The exhibits they do have open are over priced for how small they are, not to mention each exhibit is an additional... 
    Super disappointing. Half the museum was closed for what seems like renovations. The exhibits they do have open are over priced for how small they are, not to mention each exhibit is an additional...  more »
  • We have been previously, but this visit was very disappointing. Unless you just want to seethe dinosaur exhibit you should wait to back because most everything else is closed. It appears they are... 
    We have been previously, but this visit was very disappointing. Unless you just want to seethe dinosaur exhibit you should wait to back because most everything else is closed. It appears they are...  more »
  • Total ripoff. It does say on the site what is open, but it doesn't say what is closed. So for people who don't know the exhibition it is far from clear that in fact the only thing open is the... 
    Total ripoff. It does say on the site what is open, but it doesn't say what is closed. So for people who don't know the exhibition it is far from clear that in fact the only thing open is the...  more »
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  • Awesome and fun place to bring everyone in your family! They have things from movies to a submarine. Sometimes they have exclusive events, like recently they has this whole section educating you on how Pixar movies are made. PRICES: Very budget friendly and reasonable. PARKING: When it's busy you can still find parking, just might have to walk a little far. LOCATION: It has a beautiful view of the Columbia river, and if you would like you can rent bikes and ride along the path.
  • Now this place is an example of 'thinking outside the box'. I am particularly intrigued by the reenactment of the different species of dinosaurs, and the fact that they have some movement and make sounds. Lovely and amazing place to go and get wowed!
  • Awesome im a security guard here for the site
  • One of the better science centres for a major city. Easily 5+ hours worth of activities without going on the submarine or viewing any shows. Great value and repeatability.
  • We went just a few months back and wore face shields to see body worlds. That was acceptable then not today. We were asked to leave because we dont wear masks. They should post that on their website, “the doors say face coverings required not just face masks”

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