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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Closed Now: 09:30 - 19:00
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“submarine tour”(170 reviews)
“all ages”(160 reviews)
“uss blueback”(50 reviews)
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...more
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1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356
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Reviewed yesterday

Some friends stopped in from the midwest. To them, it was raining. So with three pre-teens in tow, we hauled them to OMSI-- the ultimate goto with kids. The worst part was trying to get the kids out of there. Since when does a 12-year...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PickyBaer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I very rarely pass up the chance to go to any kind of museum while traveling, and this is the type of place that I really lamented not having my children with me. It was not as big or filled with activities as other science...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IndraRojo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't recall it being so kid oriented but it appears it is. That said though, still a fun place to visit and the roaming King Tut exhibit was well done in my opinion. Always happy to visit OMSI.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank argonman
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibition starts with a small video and then the way Howard Carter had his first glimpse of the inside of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. Although the tickets are expensive, to put up an exhibition like this is also very expensive. You have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sanjaydutta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a children's science museum.... did not see a whole lot of interest to adults. The USS Blueback (diesel attack submarine) moored in the adjacent Columbia River is worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 667karlr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the advertising, we were under the impression there would be authentic artifacts in the exhibit. There were none, everything is a reproduction based on original pieces. They are well done but not what we expected at all. Wish the museum would have made this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Spmiro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pro: Really hands on, great exhibits for kids from 6 upward. Great play area for 0-10 year Con: Expensive, Packed

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BillWalton2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience with interactive problem solving games for the whole family. Great to see our four year old wrapping his mind around topics like buoyancy and the concept of flooding. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vetadventures
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We went on Sunday afternoon and it seemed we needed additional tickets for everything we wanted to see. And the King Tut tickets were sold out. Seems one has to plan days in advance!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mary G
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to go to the submarine after seeing it from the other side of the river. I normally don’t go to museums but this one was definitely worth it. It’s a nice tour of USS blueback, but if you really want...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 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.
12 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.
22 May 2017|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have a cafe there.