Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

Science Museum
1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 797-4000
Tuesday
9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday
9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday
9:30am - 5:30pm
Friday
9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday
9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday
9:30am - 5:30pm

Tips

  • "The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry contains a variety of hands-on exhibits based on physical science. Blah, blah, blah, why arent you at a brewery?" - Conan O'Brien
  • OMSI's Science Education Resource Center (SERC) is home of the NASA Regional Educator Resource Center and is filled with resources for educators. It's open 3:30-5:00pm every Thursday except holidays.
  • One of the best science museums in the country!
  • The OMSI.Max theater is pretty cool.and for 8 bucks its worth it.the videos are really interesting and not long enough to get boring:):)
  • Budding scientists love the interactive activities mix potions in a lab, program a robot or simulate an earthquake.
  • Make sure to catch a laser show. Definitely worth the price.
  • Watch your child and keep them from breaking the exhibits. Wastes money and takes away from experience.
  • Attend an OMSI After Dark Event. Last Wednesday of every month.
  • See a show at the OMSI OMNIMAX IMAX theater: a five-story domed screen covering 6,532 sq. ft. of projection surface. So big you might need to sit in the back row!
  • If you ever need to fills a kids time and imagination, this is the place. So happy that after 35 years its still here. Hope it will inspire my son as it did me.
  • I think OMSI Science Playground is better than entire PDX Children's Museum. For adults actually interested in SCIENCE and INDUSTRY, there's plenty to see/do. Best place to get food: Galileo by IMAX.
  • Get a membership. Do it now.
  • Attend OMSI After Dark. Adults only, booze allowed, and you get to play with cool science toys. Explore the museum in a child-free environment.
  • this place is for kids, avoid if you are just adults
  • OMSI is probably one of my favorite museums in the world! They always have a new exhibit, and one time they even had real mummies from around the world in the museum!
  • The best exhibit is the innovation exhibit! They have some really amazing interactive displays
  • Watch your timing between events, easy to lose track in one and miss another. Building layout does not flow well between main attractions. Sherlock Holmes exhibit is excellent.
  • If you buy a membership, you still have to pay for everything extra (sub, planetarium, etc). $120 a year and the new exhibits are $15 each?? How many times can you walk through the same halls?
  • Do one of the laser shows in the planetarium.
  • Very nice place :-)))

Nearby places

1945 SE Water Ave (at OMSI)
1945 SE Water Ave (at OMSI)
1945 SE Water Ave (in OMSI)