Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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 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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  • Poonam C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great learning science museum
    OMSI is great experience for kids and adults too. We saw this year's Orca exhibit. Which was beautiful as always. So much to cover in a day is nearly impossible. We visit every year when they open new exhibit. We used to eat at Theory restaurant but food portion is way smaller we felt this time. We ordered pizzas for 14.95 and we expected to be atleast good enough for one person meal. But it was very tiny pizza of 4 slices only. Though the quality is good as always.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Kimberly
    Bend, Oregon6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Value and an all day activities
    We travel a distance to go to this place and it was worth the drive and value for the money. We arrived around 10 am and left at 4 pm. I have a 5 year old who completely immersed himself in the variety of labs, play area and the exhibits. I also had a great time in the chemistry lab with him.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 July 2023
  • SMF-Collegeville
    Batesville, Indiana205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum - Lots of Interactive Exhibits for Kids
    Great museum covering a broad range of topics. There are lots of interactive exhibits for kids to enjoy and learn by experiencing things. The highlight of the museum is the Blueback Submarine docked in the river and taking a tour of it is highly recommended. You can easily spend an entire day here.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 August 2023
  • minimize940314
    Los Angeles, California3,523 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing learning center
    Amazing learning center. As a grown man visiting alone, I enjoyed so much. There are many interactive exhibits, including the puzzles! I spent 30 minutes trying different puzzles and they were so fun. The planetarium exhibition requires additional fee, but it was informative and immersive.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Renee R
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit pricey but an enjoyable visit - We will be going back!
    I visited OSMI the first time a couple weeks ago. My husband and I, both seniors, enjoyed it. We spent about 90 minutes walking through the museum, watched a starry night presentation, and then a laser light one. Finally had a coffee before returning home. We decided to buy a season pass so we could bring our kids and grandkids. We are looking forward to visiting again. The reason for four stars is if you are paying separately for the entrance fee, then planetarium show(s), and maybe a sub tour, you can easily spend close to $200 for the day for a family of 4. That seems pricey for what you are getting. That is why we decided to buy a membership.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 December 2023
  • KarenAzinger
    143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    T-Rex exhibit at OMSI is for dinosaur lovers of all ages!
    If you like dinosaurs, don't miss the T-Rex exhibit at OMSI! A fun and interesting exhibit for dinosaur lovers of all ages, kids and adults alike! And while you are there, don't miss out on the tour of the submarine! The submarine experience is excellent!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 April 2024
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1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We went to OMSI today for the Trex exhibit and were quite excited to do so since i am a big dino fan. Immediately upon arrival there is an animatronic trex out side which was pretty cool. We headed into the exhibit and were quite pleased upon entering the exhibit but, that quickly changed.. immediately during the first exhibit, which is a projection animation of Portland with dinosaurs running through the streets, about 5 children were intentionally hitting the screen, making it shake, causing the effect and animation to be lost. We waited for those children to pass. They did but yet a larger group of elementary to middle school children came through, doing the same thing. Apparently the teachers, aids and chaperones didn’t feel it was important to stop the children from ruining the exhibit for everyone. We continued in to the ground floor main exhibit. Again, children were SCREECHING and YELLING also playing tag throughout the room. They were rudely pushing us out of the way or stepping straight in front of us. Now, they’re kids, i DO NOT blame the kids, i blame the multiple adults accompanying the kids that were too busy talking with each other than minding the kids. I am blaming OMSI for this because there we only about 4 OMSI people working within the two story exhibit. it is OMSI’s responsibility to be sure that EVERYONE can enjoy the exhibits. We paid $45 for two tickets, and $8 for parking and we could hardly enjoy anything. This is our second trip to omsi this year and the exact same thing happened last time. OMSI needs to have a more visible presence in these exhibits because clearly these school chaperones aren’t going to help. I am pretty fed up and won’t be going back to OMSI any time soon despite wanting to go back often. Paying over $50 to go isn’t worth it when you can’t enjoy the exhibits, no matter how patient you try to be.
Written 30 April 2024
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KarenAzinger
Portland143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
If you like dinosaurs, don't miss the T-Rex exhibit at OMSI! A fun and interesting exhibit for dinosaur lovers of all ages, kids and adults alike! And while you are there, don't miss out on the tour of the submarine! The submarine experience is excellent!
Written 11 April 2024
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Scott
San Francisco, CA6,475 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A couple exhibits are very interesting. But the planetarium shows are terrible. Navajo skies is like something from the 1980s. There are technical inaccuracies, the dialogue is downright ridiculously insulting, and none of the planetarium shows are disabled accessible. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. They recommended using Google live transcribe, which works sometimes, but with all of the faux accents and attempts at Navajo language, the transcription can range from hilarious to vulgar.

The best exhibits are the 1990s fetus progress through gestation exhibit and the paleontology.

Once again, I can't say enough about the staff. But there's no justification to charge admission for the planetarium shows. It's not a planetarium it's a movie theater.
Written 28 January 2024
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Renee R
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I visited OSMI the first time a couple weeks ago. My husband and I, both seniors, enjoyed it. We spent about 90 minutes walking through the museum, watched a starry night presentation, and then a laser light one. Finally had a coffee before returning home. We decided to buy a season pass so we could bring our kids and grandkids. We are looking forward to visiting again.

The reason for four stars is if you are paying separately for the entrance fee, then planetarium show(s), and maybe a sub tour, you can easily spend close to $200 for the day for a family of 4. That seems pricey for what you are getting. That is why we decided to buy a membership.
Written 4 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Amazing learning center. As a grown man visiting alone, I enjoyed so much. There are many interactive exhibits, including the puzzles! I spent 30 minutes trying different puzzles and they were so fun. The planetarium exhibition requires additional fee, but it was informative and immersive.
Written 2 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SMF-Collegeville
Batesville, IN205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Great museum covering a broad range of topics. There are lots of interactive exhibits for kids to enjoy and learn by experiencing things. The highlight of the museum is the Blueback Submarine docked in the river and taking a tour of it is highly recommended. You can easily spend an entire day here.
Written 20 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Charlandria D
20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This is a wonderful place to take the kids. Unfortunately, we were a couple and found ourselves in child's playland of science. I think the only adult thing to see and do was the sub. We were visiting from Chicago and because we are members there, we get access to museums across the country. We decided to check it out and I wanted to see what the Orca exhibit was all about. Turns out it was just a film and the film was only played once maybe twice a day and we missed it. We walked upstairs, outside, and around every corner and got the gist. If you're a couple or a in town to visit this is meant more for families with small children. I don't think our teenager would have been interested in many of the activities beyond just seeing what it does. (You know the 2.5 second time span of teens now) Great way to keep the kids entertained for a couple of hours.
Written 24 July 2023
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Kimberly
Bend, OR6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We travel a distance to go to this place and it was worth the drive and value for the money. We arrived around 10 am and left at 4 pm. I have a 5 year old who completely immersed himself in the variety of labs, play area and the exhibits. I also had a great time in the chemistry lab with him.
Written 13 July 2023
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Poonam C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
OMSI is great experience for kids and adults too. We saw this year's Orca exhibit. Which was beautiful as always. So much to cover in a day is nearly impossible. We visit every year when they open new exhibit.
We used to eat at Theory restaurant but food portion is way smaller we felt this time. We ordered pizzas for 14.95 and we expected to be atleast good enough for one person meal. But it was very tiny pizza of 4 slices only. Though the quality is good as always.
Written 2 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

104653
London, UK12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This museum doesn't appear to have any permanent exhibits. There was a temporary exhibit on orca whales, which was ok, but not much else going on for adults. What a rip off ... won't be back.
Written 27 June 2023
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