"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
Don't be ridiculous. OMSI is great for adults too -- just, perhaps, not for you.
Get a membership. Do it now.
The science playground -just above the gift shop- is incredible for toddlers and their parents.
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.
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:):)
If you come for OMSI After Dark, go there early at 6pm because the ticket line was HUGE at 7pm.
so much fun. go see an omnimax movie - it will change your LIFE
Attend an OMSI After Dark Event. Last Wednesday of every month.
The Science Playground upstairs is toddler heaven.
Watch your child and keep them from breaking the exhibits. Wastes money and takes away from experience.
Budding scientists love the interactive activities — mix potions in a lab, program a robot or simulate an earthquake.
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.
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 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.
See the submarine!
this place is for kids, avoid if you are just adults
The best exhibit is the innovation exhibit! They have some really amazing interactive displays
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?
Great play area for littles ones, even a baby section.
Very nice place :-)))
Looking forward to finally seeing the Body works and Brain exhibit!
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.
OMSI After Dark, Beer, OMSI, No Kids, Need I say more!
$2 admission on the first Sunday of each month.
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!
Awesome play area for kids 6 and under...loved it
Omnimax was an amazing place to watch Gravity.
Don't come durning Winter Break unless you want to deal with major crowds.
Sherlock Holmes was awesome
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.
Now why would Allstate want to so generously support the "Earthquake House" exhibit... A true mystery.
First weekend of the month is $2 admission. Awesome, but kind of a nuthouse.
Do one of the laser shows in the planetarium.
Always a favorite. Fun for kids and grownups.
The bus to Hawthorne Bridge/pedestrian access is scary
Give yourself at least 2-3 hours and use the audio recordings. It gives you extras points to listen to.
LA peeps: if you are a member of NHM, you can get in for free!
Sweet museum for folks both young and old.
Science and beer on the patio
Closed on Mondays.
OMSI After Dark!