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Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Oregon Museum of Science & 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 & 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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  • We visited on a Saturday which, in theory, should've dulled our enthusiasm. It didn't. Our first event was the submarine tour. This wasn't our first submarine encounter, but it was the most impressive...  read more »
  • An excellent family venue, not just a kid's museum, well done exhibits for ALL ages to enjoy. I got in for free b/c I support my local museums in Pittsburgh via recip benefits for many museums all ove...  read more »
  • Amazing family outing. Something for everyone in the family. Don't miss any of the programs! Season Passes available. 
  • We so love this museum! They have a featured exhibit that changes every so often. There are a number of brain teasers/puzzles that are good hands-on fun. My kids loved this place when they were little and still enjoy it at ages 11 and 14.
  • Enjoyable, small museum. Seemed oriented towards experiences like the submarine and IMAX and planetarium. The actual exhibit space was limited, but packed with interesting information on natural history, native cultures, and sustainability technology. Particularly loved talking with the volunteers in the paleontology room. The volunteers were friendly and good at chatting up kids and adults alike.
  • 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.
  • Nice and clean searing in the imax. The Lazer show in the planetarium was dizzying and I would not recommend it. Kind of boaring. Not sure how the other shows stack up to the one in NYC. They have some cool labs you can participate in and some fun since gizmos to play with. Very hands on. Was a little disappointed with the room for the really little kids because many of the machines were broken.
  • Great place to learn and have fun. Planetarium was neat but short presentstion and a little boring to listen to the speaker babble on. It looked like some of the projectors needed replaced too. The one in Eugene is better.
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