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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (143 reviews)
“uss blueback” (39 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
+1 503-797-4000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

OMSI was a great place to take my family while visiting in Portland. There is eight of us traveling and we all enjoyed OMSI.

Thank jackiemcginnes
Reviewed 4 days ago

Entrance fee is only $2.00. We went to the Planetarium and saw a show about the Solar Eclipse that is going to be in Oregon this summer. Spent hours going to the different hands on experiences.

Thank orange552015
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a nice place to go on a rainy day. They had a variety of things to do, but the age range for each area was all over the map. There was not a whole lot there, but what they did have was for...More

Thank Ashley T
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visiting the OMSI was a rainy day activity. As my 13 year old son and I had recently explored with delight the St. Louis Science Center and ran out of time, not activities, I had hoped for an enjoyable way to spend the a few...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many fun things to do at OMSI. We had age range of 3-40 years old and every single person was having a good time. They're going to be having a Pompeii Exhibit starting June 24th which I've gone to in Seattle and...More

Thank Addie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has many attractions including planetarium , submarine ride and kids learning and play area . You can easily spend half a day or more at this place . Adjoins the water front area in which you can sit/ walk and enjoy your evening...More

1  Thank msvelu2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not so much for adults , but I'm a kid at heart so I enjoyed the exhibits! The gift shop had great stuff it was so hard to choose only one thing !! The snack bar is a great touch and the food tasted great!...More

Thank Tara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me, the museum was average but my kids (ages 3, 5, 7, 13) really loved it. They especially liked the water tables in the hands-on areas; as evidenced by how soaked they managed to get (you may want some back up clothes for the...More

Thank Erika A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place was great for the whole family. I would recommend to anyone. I really liked the submarine. The Lego museum was excellent too.

Thank jenryan2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had high expectations for this museum, but the planetarium show ("Totality"), the imax film ("National Parks") the Art of the Brick exhibit, and the museum as a whole disappointed. Similar to the science museum in Seattle, the Portland museum seems geared toward selling things...More

Thank Darshan1
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Are you able to bring outside food into the OMSI?
23 May 2017|
Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have a cafe there.
Aly K
We are driving from Canada to San Diego and I want to stop here with the kids. We will be in an RV, looking at google maps, there is absolutely no space to park an RV and I can't find any answers on the web. Does anyone know if there is RV parking or if taking up multiple spaces (5) is an issue? We would be going on a Sunday in the fall
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