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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“submarine tour” (151 reviews)
“all ages” (153 reviews)
“uss blueback” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
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"submarine tour"
in 151 reviews
"all ages"
in 153 reviews
"uss blueback"
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"hands on activities"
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"imax theater"
in 33 reviews
"space exhibit"
in 19 reviews
"chemistry lab"
in 18 reviews
"great for kids"
in 55 reviews
"red october"
in 15 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 29 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 32 reviews
"traveling exhibits"
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"whole family"
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"special exhibits"
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"great exhibits"
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"rainy day"
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"willamette river"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

OMSI is a really great museum! I got to the see the Illusions display before it was gone. This is definitely more of a kid's museum but I had fun wandering around and seeing some of the exhibits. There are a lot of hands on...More

Thank ang10342
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

OMSI is an experience you need to have at least once. Start with their planetarium show, or go on a submarine tour. There are several hands on exhibits for all ages, and several other ever-changing exhibits. The Omni-max theatre is a must, as it is...More

Thank Megan H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pla e is huge i had a great time. Friday 5 bucks is awesome i cant ask for more so many place to go and finding out the mlvoe i watch like kubo caroline and box trolls is in there. Don't miss it and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you enter the museum you fall right into the sounds and life of Science and education in a phenomenal way. The staff is ready to help you in any way shape or form to expand your experience and science and in experimentations. Do not...More

1  Thank Myrt55
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to OMSI in order to see the "Illusion" exhibit which had been written up as being a "mind-bending new featured exhibit". It was just "OK" and not at all what we were expecting! There were a couple of displays that were above average,...More

1  Thank LaurieB980
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Holiday party was held here. We enjoyed our dinner buffet style in the café area. We had the pleasure of seeing the Illusion Display which was a big layout and interesting. The staff was friendly and we had a really good time. Thank you...More

1  Thank Three333
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’m giving this museum 3 stars purely because I thoroughly enjoy the submarine tour, otherwise I would have given it a 1 star! Honestly, it’s quite overpriced for what it is. The museum admission allows you access into three small exhibits which are located on...More

1  Thank VikkiBee
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I've been to OMSI a couple times, and I've never been impressed with the exhibits. The whole place has never seemed worth the price of admission. I had a couple friends go to an OMSI After Dark event last year, and they told me they...More

2  Thank Bryce M
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The writing was on the wall when we got in line to enter the museum - it took 40 minutes at least just to check in. The event was over sold by a factor of 2 or even 3. You couldn't move and at EVERY...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We've wanted to go to this for a few years, and were really excited. What a let down. What a joke!! Long lines, poor organization, small (tiny!) samples. This was a ridiculous rip off and waste of time. We literally stood in line for 15...More

1  Thank Llilith
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Hayley M
19 October 2017|
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Response from orange552015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. If there is an interest in the natural world. Very hands on.
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johnixcantini
13 October 2017|
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Response from SockFour | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap! Cost depends on which of many options (movies, submarine, special exhibits,...) you choose.
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LaineyLa
23 May 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have a cafe there.
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