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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Address: 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
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+1 503-797-4517
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09:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This museum contains an extensive collection of fossils found in the Gobi...

This museum contains an extensive collection of fossils found in the Gobi desert.

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Nice Museum.

Stopped by for a few hours on a rainy day. It was a Saturday, so it was more crowded than I would have preferred. The USS Blueback was the best part of the museum for me. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Silverdale, Washington
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Silverdale, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped by for a few hours on a rainy day. It was a Saturday, so it was more crowded than I would have preferred. The USS Blueback was the best part of the museum for me. The guided tour of this submarine was very informative. The Life Hall and Earth Hall were nicely displayed. I did not pay the additional... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the OMSI using the ATSC passport program. This was our 1st visit to the OMSI and not likely our last. My kids loved it. We spent nearly 4 hours on the regular exhibits alone (didn't see the featured Lego exhibit, movie, submarine, planetarium or motion simulator), and even at that, some of the labs were closed. If all... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went when the Art of the Brick exhibit was there. A very cool exhibit and fun for all ages. I actually wanted a Lego Easter Island head for my house. Anyway, the submarine was great was well. You can certainly plan a whole day here if you have kids with you. There are several exhibits to explore and learn.... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few of the older exhibits are still there and the planetarium is always great for adults and older children, but most of the museum is very interactive with lots of learning opportunities for children 6-12. There is a section for just 5 and under. Lots of energy any day with kids groups but most crowed on weekends. Food in... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lego art show "Art of the brick" is on display at OMSI. The show is fantastic for children of all ages and anyone who is a child at heart. Using only Lego bricks as his medium, Nathan Sawaya shows off his genius and creativity. He duplicates famous paintings, photographs and sculptures, however his original works are my favorite. Be... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMSI (aka ohm-zee) is a hands-on adventure in science and engineering for kids of all ages (toddlers, pre-teens, grandparents). We've spent plenty of rainy afternoons here launching rockets, puzzle solving, outsmarting robots, or playing in the sand and water upstairs in the younger kids exhibits (this gets extra crowded on rainy Saturdays). Check out laser shows in the planetarium (you... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family was visiting from Seattle and decide to spend a Sunday afternoon at the OMSI. When we arrived at 10:30a, there was a HUGE line just to get tickets for entry. Note, that there are 2 lines you can potentially wait in, one is for members and the other is for general admission and they are not clearly marked.... More 

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Jafarmer, Manager at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, responded to this review

We're so glad you were able to make it down here from Seattle. Sorry for the long lines! The Art of the Brick has been very popular and we're grateful for your patience as our team works to keep the lines moving along smoothly. We certainly hope you'll come back to visit us soon! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go prepared to participate- brain teasers to solve, experiments to perform and projects to build. Definitely see The Art of the Brick - the artist has ties to Oregon. Truly fascinating. Museum goers need to choose which admissions package to purchase (remember to take note of your parking space # - you'll need to pay $5 to park). Lots and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first went to OMSI as a child 17 years ago and had such a blast, and I STILL have an amazing time as an adult. There is truly something for everyone here.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place for kids although geared for those in elementary school. Although adults could also learn a few things, the main attraction (at least for us) was the submarine. It requires an modest additional fee but, if you've ever been curious about life on a submarine, the hour long tour is enlightening.

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