Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland Directions
Today 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Closed All Hours
+15032309793
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The best museums around hardly compare to the intimate and profound setting of Portland's Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This museum is calling your name! Give them a call today.

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    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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    Closed
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    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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best Groupon ever !!! a membership to OMSI saved my life as a new mom in Portland, especially on rainy days.
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Great place for people of all ages
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Great fun for the whole family
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Wonderful museum for families!
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Report | 10 months ago
If you get a membership, purchase a parking pass At $10, it will pay for itself after three visits Parking is now $5, or $4 for members
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Report | 10 months ago
As a Portland native (42 years), I've been going to OMSI since I was a little girl. This place is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone living here or traveling to Portland.
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Be prepared to pay for a parking permit $10 for one year
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Pay the $10 extra for a parking pass with your membership
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I have small kids do the upstairs was so much fun for them
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With the annual pass discount, parking is still $4 a day, so we purchased the annual parking pass for $10.
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The entire Earth spins inside of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It's as if visitors have launched into outer space, where they can see everything—clouds forming over North America, hurricanes churning in the tropics, and millions of animals in migration. Night falls, and the major cities light up Earth's continents like misshapen Christmas trees. Just then, the planet disappears, and in its place rises a spinning orb of fire and violent solar storms: the sun. The display, appropriately titled Science On a Sphere, is actually a 6-foot animated globe powered by a series of video projectors. It serves as the perfect centerpiece for OMSI's Earth Hall, which explores geology, tectonics, and everything else that makes Earth a living planet. The hall's exhibits let visitors control wind turbines and launch satellites into space.

Earth Hall is only one section of the museum, however. More hands-on activities wait within Turbine Hall, where kids design bridges and boats. Visitors can tour the USS Blueback, a U.S. Navy attack submarine that guarded the Pacific for 31 years, or gaze towards the heavens inside of Kendall Planetarium, which uses real-time 3D graphics to transport audiences into the very heart of black holes. Even Theory, the onsite eatery, has an educational focus. The restaurant's displays explore food sciences while Chef Ryan Morgan and his team use local ingredients to cook meals in full view.

Although every corner of OMSI sparks scientific curiosity, the museum's educational programs take things one step further. The faculty hosts astronomy camps and teaches 50-minute interactive labs in which kids might make soap or dissect a squid—a requisite skill for any future biologist or sushi chef.

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