Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

Science Museum
Hosford-Abernethy, Portland
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  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Robert M.
    "OMSI After Dark, Beer, OMSI, No Kids, Need I say more!"(7 Tips)
    Peter E.
    "Do one of the laser shows in the planetarium."(4 Tips)
    Francois C.
    "science playground -just above the gift shop"(4 Tips)
    Maryn G.
    "The submarine tour is a must!"(3 Tips)
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  • Emee P.
    Emee PumaregaAugust 29
    Been here 25+ times
    wifi pass is learning! as of aug 28, 2017
  • Nichole B.
    Lots of stuff for kids to do!
  • Layton R.
    Great place, but be sure to check the "age" level of the Planetarium shows!
  • Eri V.
    Eri VacorMarch 15
    Loved the art of the brick exhibition
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalekeMarch 12
    Come at around 4pm to avoid the lines.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BashawFebruary 28
    Visited Omsi for the Lego exhibit. Was not disappointed!
  • Paul L.
    Paul LewandowskiFebruary 20
    Been here 5+ times
    The 'Beginning the Journey' exhibit is intense. The miracle of life is so evident through this amazing and haunting display of embryos, fetuses, and essentially babies that never made it to birth.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KastenOctober 3, 2016
    OMSI after dark is the way to do it.
  • Maryn G.
    Maryn GerdesSeptember 9, 2016
    So much fun! The submarine tour is a must!
  • Isabelle L.
    Isabelle LopezAugust 28, 2016
    Best place to take my kids. the 0-6 year old room is their favorite. The pizza in the cafeteria is wonderful. I recommend getting a membership it pays for itself after a couple visits.
  • Saheem G.
    Saheem GranadosJuly 8, 2016
    Great for kids. Fun learning!
  • Rebekah O.
    Rebekah O.June 24, 2016
    Everything!!
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NMay 25, 2016
    The Science Playground for little kids is entertaining for a good long time.
  • Enrique G.
    Great museum for kids, just great
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RichardsonFebruary 2, 2016
    It was fun! Just so much going on... Almost wish it was organized a little more though
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyJanuary 20, 2016
    First time here was for Miyazaki films, and they were a blast. Love this place
  • Alberto J S M.
    Alberto J S Moreau DJanuary 9, 2016
    If you have kids go there, it is good for them. If not there is better places in Portland to visit.
  • Al B.
    Al B.January 1, 2016
    Check out the current exhibits: https://www.omsi.edu/exhibits
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalekeSeptember 8, 2015
    Saw a huge line, was so glad I am a member.
  • Andy R.
    Andy RiffelJuly 22, 2015
    Do the submarine tour! Beware of practical jokes and give warning to the tour guide if you have phobias.
  • Fire F.
    Fire FlyJune 23, 2015
    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!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalekeJune 8, 2015
    The ball room is always fun.
  • Chelsea E.
    Chelsea EnochApril 14, 2015
    Had a good time even with all the kids running around. Really enjoyed the life science room.
  • Nate D.
    Nate DiNiroMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet museum for folks both young and old.
  • Jim R.
    Jim RobersonFebruary 15, 2015
    Science and beer on the patio
  • Michael P.
    Michael PlasmeierDecember 28, 2014
    Stop by the Oregon Rail Heritage Center right around the corner to see real historic steam trains https://foursquare.com/v/oregon-rail-heritage-center/505e2e16e4b0ddb6e8ee4713 Read more
  • Erin M.
    Erin MosowSeptember 16, 2014
    Closed on Mondays.
  • Drew T.
    Drew TysonAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    OMSI After Dark!
  • Sean M.
    Sean MitchellAugust 19, 2014
    Planetarium and Kids science workshop.
  • Dan V.
    Dan ValenzuelaAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekday afternoons don't tend to be very crowded. Avoid weekends and holidays.
  • Rian v.
    Rian van der MerweAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic place for kids to learn and play. Even under 2's have a great area to mess around in.
  • Will G.
    Will GynJune 19, 2014
    Fantastic place
  • TDM A.
    TDM Ad-HoldJune 6, 2014
    I love their on-hold music - classic and soothing, even though you barely have to hold when you call in. What's not to love about OMSI!
  • Allyson D.
    Allyson DyarJune 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good. A nerd paradise!
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JohnsonApril 28, 2014
    The best exhibit is the innovation exhibit! They have some really amazing interactive displays
  • Peter B.
    Peter BankaApril 21, 2014
    Has always been a great place to take the little ones. My kids tat 16 and 18 thought they outgrew OMSI and were surprised to find that OMSI was still for them!
  • Jerry S.
    Jerry SMarch 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place for kids to learn n have fun
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HermanFebruary 27, 2014
    Awesome play area for kids 6 and under...loved it
  • Demetrius C.
    Demetrius CooperFebruary 15, 2014
    Alex S. Is an awesome volunteer!
  • Nancy G.
    Nancy GJanuary 19, 2014
    Omnimax was an amazing place to watch Gravity.
  • Kelsy W.
    Kelsy WarrenJanuary 2, 2014
    Don't come durning Winter Break unless you want to deal with major crowds.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HelterlineDecember 19, 2013
    Sherlock Holmes was awesome
  • Randy S.
    Randy SmithDecember 3, 2013
    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.
  • Heather S.
    Heather SkinnerDecember 2, 2013
    $2.00 admission on the 1st Sunday of the month. Great for large families.
  • Ashley G.
    Ashley GysinNovember 14, 2013
    Amazing thing to do with kids (and fun for adults). Tons of educational games and things to play with. The laser light shows are great, as are the Omnimax movies. Worth the cost for a day of fun.
  • Saerom Y.
    Saerom YooNovember 3, 2013
    The Sherlock Holmes exhibit is amazing! Gather and test evidence to solve a murder mystery!
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OonOctober 14, 2013
    Amazing museum! Do check it out!
  • Amy S.
    Amy ScofieldAugust 20, 2013
    The new OMSI is disappointing. Prices are astronomical! Exhibits are now separate price. You can no longer bring your own food/snacks & eat in the cafeteria. You'll be asked to leave. Not worth it!
  • GA R.
    GA RJuly 5, 2013
    Learning is fun.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KJune 30, 2013
    Now why would Allstate want to so generously support the "Earthquake House" exhibit... A true mystery.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 25, 2013
    Budding scientists love the interactive activities — mix potions in a lab, program a robot or simulate an earthquake.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RistowMay 27, 2013
    This is a great place... but don't come here on a holiday!!! It's insane on Memorial Day!
  • Oana M.
    Oana MillerMay 25, 2013
    Use your museum membership from home and get in for FREE.
  • Gene E.
    Gene EhrbarMarch 3, 2013
    First weekend of the month is $2 admission. Awesome, but kind of a nuthouse.
  • Stef P.
    Stef PinnigerFebruary 25, 2013
    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? 
  • Jala S.
    Jala Smith-HuysJanuary 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great play area for littles ones, even a baby section.
  • Jay P.
    Jay PhungDecember 31, 2012
    Omsi during the day for the kids. And then omsi at night for the adults! A must check out place. You'll have fun regardless of your age.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LongstaffDecember 22, 2012
    Don't forget the submarine tour. The USS Bluebird was the last diesel submarine as the US fleet transitioned to nuclear.
  • Qatadah N.
    Qatadah NasaajNovember 21, 2012
    OMNIMAX theater is damn nice when seeing the latest movie.
  • Tara T.
    Tara ThelenSeptember 10, 2012
    Don't forget to stop by the photo booth near the gift shop.
  • Peter E.
    Peter EllisJune 22, 2012
    Do one of the laser shows in the planetarium.
  • Gabriela R.
    Gabriela RodriguezApril 8, 2012
    Always a favorite. Fun for kids and grownups.
  • Milton J.
    Milton JonesApril 4, 2012
    Imax Egypt
  • Jenni S.
    Jenni StewardMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lego exhibit is awesome !
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany ClarkMarch 1, 2012
    Went to After Dark Baconfest, it was packed! Come early for parking and carpool!
  • Nils T.
    Nils TrucksterFebruary 28, 2012
    Very nice place :-)))
  • Kieran Q.
    Kieran QuinnFebruary 17, 2012
    Friendly staff and I enjoyed bodyworlds
  • James H.
    James HayesFebruary 17, 2012
    Expensive and small; not a whole lot to do here if you don't want to spend a lot of money for the extras.
  • Lori B.
    Lori BlakeDecember 21, 2011
    The bus to Hawthorne Bridge/pedestrian access is scary
  • Motorcycle D.
    Motorcycle DaddyNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Attend an OMSI After Dark Event. Last Wednesday of every month.
    Upvoted Sep 17
  • Mrs T.
    Mrs TimmyJNovember 15, 2011
    Give yourself at least 2-3 hours and use the audio recordings. It gives you extras points to listen to.
  • Team Coco
    Team CocoNovember 11, 2011
    "The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry contains a variety of hands-on exhibits based on physical science. Blah, blah, blah, why aren’t you at a brewery?" - Conan O'Brien
  • Nicholas N.
    Nicholas NelsonNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Looking forward to finally seeing the Body works and Brain exhibit!
  • Will
    WillOctober 2, 2011
    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.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrallSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Every PDX family should have a membership here. It pays for itself in two visits and there is always something great to check out. Also, tons of partner museums as well that accept your membership.
  • Lynn H.
    Lynn HolmSeptember 11, 2011
    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.
  • Nance C.
    Nance CedarSeptember 1, 2011
    See the submarine!
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel Pollack-PelznerAugust 23, 2011
    The Science Playground upstairs is toddler heaven.
  • Claire C.
    Claire CTAugust 17, 2011
    LA peeps: if you are a member of NHM, you can get in for free!
  • Shannon G.
    Shannon GansAugust 7, 2011
    This is amazing for kids. Highly suggest. And the Sub tour is worth it.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 14, 2011
    Did you know? John Cyprian Stevens, a naturalist and civil engineer, first envisioned OMSI in 1896, but the museum didn’t officially open until 1944.
  • Dannon R.
    Dannon RaithMay 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Not just for kids, well not just for this kid. Read more
  • Sean F.
    Sean FoleyJanuary 17, 2011
    Watch your child and keep them from breaking the exhibits. Wastes money and takes away from experience.
  • NASA
    NASADecember 7, 2010
    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. Read more
  • Kirk S.
    Kirk SteuberSeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great museum.There are a lot of children, but if you feel like that is a problem for you, just look up when OMSI after dark is at omsi.edu. After dark is 21+ only and often has special labs for adults
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BairdAugust 15, 2010
    Don't bring strollers to omsi during weekends much to crowded to easyily manuver throught.
  • Robert M.
    Robert McClurgAugust 9, 2010
    OMSI After Dark, Beer, OMSI, No Kids, Need I say more!
  • Francois C.
    Francois CoquemontAugust 6, 2010
    The science playground -just above the gift shop- is incredible for toddlers and their parents.
  • Caity L.
    Caity LAugust 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    so much fun. go see an omnimax movie - it will change your LIFE
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KennedyAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    $2 admission on the first Sunday of each month.
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BennettJuly 10, 2010
    This place is for kids. Avoid if your inner child has died. ;)
  • Kendra
    KendraMay 8, 2010
    Get a membership. Do it now.
  • Dustin M.
    Dustin MillerApril 1, 2010
    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:):)
  • KEM POSSIBLE
    KEM POSSIBLEMarch 24, 2010
    One of the best science museums in the country! Read more
  • Spring A.
    Spring AtkinsonMarch 22, 2010
    Make sure to catch a laser show. Definitely worth the price. Read more
  • S
    SFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you come for OMSI After Dark, go there early at 6pm because the ticket line was HUGE at 7pm.
  • Tanya H.
    Tanya HaddadOctober 24, 2009
    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! Read more
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SeifertOctober 4, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be ridiculous. OMSI is great for adults too -- just, perhaps, not for you.
  • Brian V.
    Brian Van PeskiSeptember 2, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Ohad E.
    Ohad Eder PressmanAugust 6, 2009
    this place is for kids, avoid if you are just adults
  • Karin S.
    Karin SequenApril 14
    No se pierdan la visita al submarino!!
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