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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
+1 503-797-4000
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The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a nationally-renowned science center providing science learning to a range of audiences. Our programming is guided by OMSI’s long-term vision to promote a healthy, innovative, and sustainable society where everyone is prepared to participate in civic life. OMSI’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming helps visitors and program participants master 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. We achieve this vision through exhibits, classes, camps, traveling educators, and adult programs around the state, making OMSI a trusted educational resource to all Oregonians.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (150 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
+1 503-797-4000
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Reviewed yesterday

The special exhibits are amazing but the regular are just as good. You can tour the sub and enjoy the IMAX. If you can take there jet boat. It's the best way to see the area!

Thank SUPenthusiast
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's been years since we've been to omsi. We decided to go because of the Pompeii exhibit. It was pretty easy to get to and to park. It's only $5.00 to park. They are pretty organized to help lots of people in the exhibit. The...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been here before and I must say that this place is never disappointing. The weekend I was there it was makerfaire which was a very great way to spend my time! The museum itself had the Pompeii exhibition which was pretty cool too. It's...More

Thank Leo L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a fun place to bring the family on a rainy afternoon. There is a lot for children to explore. I still love the life science exhibit showing the gestational period for a baby. There is a hands...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We bought the museum only ticket as the Planetarium was shut and we have been to the real Pompeii so not interested in that exhibition. What you get to see is very limited as there is a lot of things for kids. We enjoyed some...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It really is an innovative place with lots to see and learn. If you are kid-adverse, stay away. The grounds are lovely.

Thank Cricket W
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a childrens museum, this place is great. There are numerous hands-on activities and exhibits are primarily geared toward kids. For adults, there isn't much. We spent about 30 minutes walking around, looking for something geared toward adults, before giving up and going for a...More

Thank azsuma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only took the USS Blueback submarine tour. Our guide had served on the Blueback himself and gave a truly wonderful tour! He took enough time to answer all our questions and had plenty of stories to share. Furthermore, the tour takes about 20 to 30...More

Thank TomNLD
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum I am sure is great for kids but I would skip it if you are an adult traveling by yourself. The special exhibition might be worth it depending on what it is, when I went it was Pompeii, which was amazing, but the...More

Thank Ami H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum really has something for everyone. There are movies, hands-on activities for kids, exhibits, and a decommissioned submarine. We went on a Tuesday afternoon and there was no line up for tickets. But there are so many different options that you need to decide...More

Thank Randy S
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23 May 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have a cafe there.
Aly K
7 March 2017|
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Response from Jafarmer | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I work at OMSI and answer your question: we have RV parking and you can stay in our lot for one night. We ask that you don't take up 5 spots in our parking lot. Our facilities manager is more than happy to... More