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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 availabl...  more »

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