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Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
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1945 SE Water Ave Portland, OR 97214
1945 SE Water AveUSORPortland97214
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Rotating shows, science labs, submarine tours & planetarium at a museum with monthly 21+ events.- Google
People talk about omnimax, laser light show, submarine tour, uss blueback and willamette river
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Erik Kruse
reviewed a month ago
Fun museum, better for kids than adults, but worth a look. Rolling exhibits in part of the museum, but some of the exhibits and activities are constant. Gift shop is large and has a fun variety of things available. There were plenty of interesting activities and games for both children and adults. Staff were friendly and helpful, and the museum also houses a large theater and an IMAX, each with a variety of different films to choose from (costs extra - not included in museum admission). Views of the river from this museum are wonderful, and the museum has LOTS of natural light and windows.
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Stephen Engelman
reviewed 6 months ago
My very young family has a great time here playing and learning new things about science, technology, and engineering. At all levels kids are learning things even if they don't realize it. There are so many creative and fun activities for kids! It's great for adults too. I am an engineer and I could spend all day there and never be bored.
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Dave MacLachlan
reviewed 7 months ago
Great place for the kids. Accommodates folks of all ages. The submarine is really interesting especially if you can get a tour with the ex sub captain. Note that the sub tour is not really special needs accessible (not a huge surprise. It is a submarine after all). Theory cafe is really nice and is a real step up from the standard "kids museum" fare.
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Benjamin Hong
reviewed 4 months ago
Any museum that you are able to interact with the exhibits is cool in my book. Usually you do find this in science museums and OMSI doesn't disappoint. My family I and went when they had the history of video games so we got to see and play with a lot of the retro games and some of the current ones at the time. It still amazes me what we thought was so cool and so powerful in technology is nothing compared to smartphones today. Anyway, OMSI is definitely a cool place with huge exhibits and lots to do and see. One of ther more permanent exhibits is the USS Blueblack, a retired naval submarine that was also used in the movie "Hunt for Red October". This is one of my all time favorite movies so you know I had to take a tour of the sub when I learned it was here in Portland. I do have to be honest it can get pricy if you want to check out some of the traveling exhibits because they are not included in the general admission. So I'd recommend making a day of the place to really get your money's worth.
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Christy Taylor
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing museum! We spent 4 hours and still didn't get to see it all. My 8 year old daughters were completely enthralled the entire time.
Elly Housner
reviewed 6 months ago
Alright..not very exciting..honestly the arizona science center in phoenix az blows this place out of the water. Could have had way more scientific exhibits that were more kid friendly. Not very much hands on learning.


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Everyone should see the new IMAX. If you can't see this in 3D, come see us!
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