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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. To visit Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and get the most from your holiday in Portland, create itinerary details personal to you using our Portland travel itinerary maker.
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  • It is a Museum of applied science, the attractions are a little old. Worth the entrance to the Museum of Lego. The other attractions are interesting, especially for young people.
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  • The Lego art show "Art of the brick" is on display at OMSI. The show is fantastic for children of all ages and anyone who is a child at heart. Using only Lego bricks as his medium, Nathan Sawaya shows...  more »
  • OMSI (aka ohm-zee) is a hands-on adventure in science and engineering for kids of all ages (toddlers, pre-teens, grandparents). We've spent plenty of rainy afternoons here launching rockets, puzzle so...  more »
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  • I went with a large group of children and all of them had fun. The adults were interested in the exhibits and the staff was friendly. The food court also has great food at affordable prices. I highly recommend for families.
  • They've still got it! Still as educational and fun as it was 15 years ago. The huge variety of topics and exhibits mean that there is something for everyone, and you can remain occupied for hours. They participate in a national coop of museums, so if you have a museum membership from out of town, check and see if it works at OMSI!
  • Great interactive museum for kids and adults alike. My favorite part is the submarine you can get on. They also host many different events like OMSI after dark and the MiniMaker fair which were a blast
  • Great place for my nephews, and even as an adult there was interesting things to be learned. Admission was a little pricey, but a really fun 1 or 2 time activity with lots to see. Very hands on. Cool shows.
  • OMSI is so much fun -- there is so much to do. I always have OMSI After Dark on my calendar- a night where they open the museum up for 21+ drinking, learning, merriment until 11pm. I love hanging out in the planetarium for a star show, sampling new beers, local treats, and even getting my hair done (Paul Mitchell has stylists there who will give you a hairdo for free!) It's a night where adults get to play like kids in the ball pit or the space station simulator... prepare to be amazed.