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  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
    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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    1945 SE Water Ave.
    Portland, OR US
  • Museum of Contemporary Craft
    With all the facets of an exquisite museum, Museum of Contemporary Craft offers a great day of culture in Portland. Head on over to the in-house restaurant for a delectable meal. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this museum — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the museum's NW Davis St location offers nearby street parking.
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    724 NW Davis St
    Portland, OR US
  • Oregon Historical Society
    Treat your eyes to some world-class art at Portland's Oregon Historical Society. No matter what you're hungry for, the menu at this museum promises the perfect dish for you. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this museum. Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the museum's SW Park Ave location offers nearby street parking.
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    1200 SW Park Ave
    Portland, OR US
  • Portland Children's Museum
    Visit Portland Children's Museum in Portland and allow your creative juices to flow as you browse unique forms of art. Don't worry about packing a snack. This museum has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going. Families will feel right at home at this museum with its kid-friendly atmosphere. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    4015 SW Canyon Rd
    Portland, OR US
  • World Forestry Center
    You'll love the amazing museum of World Forestry Center in Portland with its dozens of art pieces. Don't deny your stomach an immaculate meal when you try this museum's restaurant. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    4033 SW Canyon Rd
    Portland, OR US
  • Pittock Mansion
    A beautiful combination of classic Turkish, English, and French architectural design, the Pittock Mansion was built in 1914 by Oregonian craftsmen and artisans, and from Northwestern materials. To avoid looming demolition and development plans, the city bought up and restored the property, which now offers a unique look into the lavish lives of one of Portland’s foremost founders.
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    3229 NW Pittock Dr
    Portland, OR US

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