Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

Science Museum
1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States
Closed until 9:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 9:30 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:30 AM–9:00 PM
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    Robert M.
    OMSI After Dark, Beer, OMSI, No Kids, Need I say more!(6 Tips)
    Daniel P.
    The Science Playground upstairs is toddler heaven.(3 Tips)
    Saerom Y.
    The Sherlock Holmes exhibit is amazing!(2 Tips)
    Ashley G.
    The laser light shows are great, as are the Omnimax movies.(2 Tips)
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  • Chelsea E.

    Had a good time even with all the kids running around. Really enjoyed the life science room.

    Chelsea Enoch · April 14
  • Nate D.

    Sweet museum for folks both young and old.

    Nate DiNiro · March 3
  • Jim R.

    Science and beer on the patio

    Jim Roberson · February 15
  • Michael P.

    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

    Michael Plasmeier · December 28, 2014
  • Erin M.

    Closed on Mondays.

    Erin Mosow · September 16, 2014
  • Drew T.

    OMSI After Dark!

    Drew Tyson · August 31, 2014
  • Sean M.

    Planetarium and Kids science workshop.

    Sean Mitchell · August 19, 2014
  • Dan V.

    Weekday afternoons don't tend to be very crowded. Avoid weekends and holidays.

    Dan Valenzuela · August 8, 2014
  • Rian v.

    Fantastic place for kids to learn and play. Even under 2's have a great area to mess around in.

    Rian van der Merwe · August 7, 2014
  • Will G.

    Fantastic place

    Will Gyn · June 19, 2014
  • TDM A.

    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!

    TDM Ad-Hold · June 6, 2014
  • Allyson D.

    Everything is good. A nerd paradise!

    Allyson Dyar · June 1, 2014
  • Andrew J.

    The best exhibit is the innovation exhibit! They have some really amazing interactive displays

    Andrew Johnson · April 28, 2014
  • Peter B.

    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!

    Peter Banka · April 21, 2014
  • Jerry S.

    Best place for kids to learn n have fun

    Jerry S · March 3, 2014
  • Rebecca H.

    Awesome play area for kids 6 and under...loved it

    Rebecca Herman · February 27, 2014
  • Demetrius C.

    Alex S. Is an awesome volunteer!

    Demetrius Cooper · February 15, 2014
  • Nancy G.

    Omnimax was an amazing place to watch Gravity.

    Nancy G · January 19, 2014
  • Kelsy W.

    Don't come durning Winter Break unless you want to deal with major crowds.

    Kelsy Warren · January 2, 2014
  • Brian H.

    Sherlock Holmes was awesome

    Brian Helterline · December 19, 2013
  • Randy S.

    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.

    Randy Smith · December 3, 2013
  • Heather S.

    $2.00 admission on the 1st Sunday of the month. Great for large families.

    Heather Skinner · December 2, 2013
  • Ashley G.

    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.

    Ashley Gysin · November 14, 2013
  • Saerom Y.

    The Sherlock Holmes exhibit is amazing! Gather and test evidence to solve a murder mystery!

    Saerom Yoo · November 3, 2013
  • Daniel O.

    Amazing museum! Do check it out!

    Daniel Oon · October 14, 2013
  • Amy S.

    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!

    Amy Scofield · August 20, 2013
  • Gillian R.

    Learning is fun.

    Gillian R · July 5, 2013
  • Steve K.

    Now why would Allstate want to so generously support the "Earthquake House" exhibit... A true mystery.

    Steve K · June 30, 2013
  • ToryBurch

    Budding scientists love the interactive activities — mix potions in a lab, program a robot or simulate an earthquake.

    ToryBurch · June 25, 2013
  • Nick R.

    This is a great place... but don't come here on a holiday!!! It's insane on Memorial Day!

    Nick Ristow · May 27, 2013
  • Oana M.

    Use your museum membership from home and get in for FREE.

    Oana Miller · May 25, 2013
  • The Harlem Globetrotters

    July 15-20 the Harlem Globetrotters will be in town to teach some awesome summer skills clinics. Come learn from the best! For more information Read more

    The Harlem Globetrotters · April 26, 2013
  • Gene E.

    First weekend of the month is $2 admission. Awesome, but kind of a nuthouse.

    Gene Ehrbar · March 3, 2013
  • Stef P.

    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? 

    Stef Pinniger · February 25, 2013
  • Jala S.

    Great play area for littles ones, even a baby section.

    Jala Smith-Huys · January 18, 2013
  • Jay P.

    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.

    Jay Phung · December 31, 2012
  • Eric L.

    Don't forget the submarine tour. The USS Bluebird was the last diesel submarine as the US fleet transitioned to nuclear.

    Eric Longstaff · December 22, 2012
  • Qatadah N.

    OMNIMAX theater is damn nice when seeing the latest movie.

    Qatadah Nasaaj · November 21, 2012
  • Tara T.

    Don't forget to stop by the photo booth near the gift shop.

    Tara Thelen · September 10, 2012
  • Peter E.

    Do one of the laser shows in the planetarium.

    Peter Ellis · June 22, 2012
  • Gabriela R.

    Always a favorite. Fun for kids and grownups.

    Gabriela Rodriguez · April 8, 2012
  • Milton J.

    Imax Egypt

    Milton Jones · April 4, 2012
  • Jenni S.

    Lego exhibit is awesome !

    Jenni Steward · March 27, 2012
  • Tiffany C.

    Went to After Dark Baconfest, it was packed! Come early for parking and carpool!

    Tiffany Clark · March 1, 2012
  • Nils T.

    Very nice place :-)))

    Nils Truckster · February 28, 2012
  • Kieran Q.

    Friendly staff and I enjoyed bodyworlds

    Kieran Quinn · February 17, 2012
  • James H.

    Expensive and small; not a whole lot to do here if you don't want to spend a lot of money for the extras.

    James Hayes · February 17, 2012
  • Lori B.

    The bus to Hawthorne Bridge/pedestrian access is scary

    Lori Blake · December 21, 2011
  • Motorcycle D.

    Attend an OMSI After Dark Event. Last Wednesday of every month.

    Motorcycle Daddy · November 30, 2011
  • Mrs T.

    Give yourself at least 2-3 hours and use the audio recordings. It gives you extras points to listen to.

    Mrs TimmyJ · November 15, 2011

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