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Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland

(4.2/5 based on 1,200+ 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 have visited here often. it is a great family attraction. So many rotating new exhibits as well They offer excellent summer classes and my son took animation classes through them for 3 summers in a...  more »
  • I went to OMSI during the Journey to Outer Space exhibit and was thrilled to say the least. I was with a friend of mine who isn't as obsessed with space as I am and we both equally had a wonderful tim...  more »
  • Our family of four (with a 6yr old and 8yr old) really enjoyed this museum for 4+ hours and we could have stayed longer but it was closing. The space exhibit, movies, submarine, were all big hits. Our...  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.