Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States
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  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 9:30 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:30 AM–9:00 PM
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  • NASA

    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

    NASA · December 7, 2010
  • Team Coco

    "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

    Team Coco · November 11, 2011
  • Tanya H.

    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

    Tanya Haddad · October 24, 2009
  • Brandon S.

    Don't be ridiculous. OMSI is great for adults too -- just, perhaps, not for you.

    Brandon Seifert · October 4, 2009
  • Kendra

    Get a membership. Do it now.

    Kendra · May 8, 2010
  • Francois C.

    The science playground -just above the gift shop- is incredible for toddlers and their parents.

    Francois Coquemont · August 6, 2010
  • Brian V.

    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.

    Brian Van Peski · September 2, 2009

    One of the best science museums in the country! Read more

    KEM POSSIBLE · March 24, 2010
  • Dustin M.

    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:):)

    Dustin Miller · April 1, 2010
  • S

    If you come for OMSI After Dark, go there early at 6pm because the ticket line was HUGE at 7pm.

    S · February 4, 2010
  • Caity L.

    so much fun. go see an omnimax movie - it will change your LIFE

    Caity L · August 2, 2010
  • Spring A.

    Make sure to catch a laser show. Definitely worth the price. Read more

    Spring Atkinson · March 22, 2010
  • Motorcycle D.

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

    Motorcycle Daddy · November 30, 2011
  • Daniel P.

    The Science Playground upstairs is toddler heaven.

    Daniel Pollack-Pelzner · August 23, 2011
  • Sean F.

    Watch your child and keep them from breaking the exhibits. Wastes money and takes away from experience.

    Sean Foley · January 17, 2011
  • ToryBurch

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

    ToryBurch · June 25, 2013
  • K12 Inc

    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.

    K12 Inc · June 14, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Will

    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.

    Will · October 2, 2011
  • Lynn H.

    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.

    Lynn Holm · September 11, 2011
  • Nance C.

    See the submarine!

    Nance Cedar · September 1, 2011
  • Ohad E.

    this place is for kids, avoid if you are just adults

    Ohad Eder Pressman · August 6, 2009
  • Andrew

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

    Andrew · April 28, 2014
  • 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
  • Nils T.

    Very nice place :-)))

    Nils Truckster · February 28, 2012
  • Nicholas N.

    Looking forward to finally seeing the Body works and Brain exhibit!

    Nicholas Nelson · November 10, 2011
  • Jeremy K.

    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.

    Jeremy Krall · September 11, 2011
  • Dannon R.

    Not just for kids, well not just for this kid. Read more

    Dannon Raith · May 23, 2011
  • Robert M.

    OMSI After Dark, Beer, OMSI, No Kids, Need I say more!

    Robert McClurg · August 9, 2010
  • Jeff K.

    $2 admission on the first Sunday of each month.

    Jeff Kennedy · August 1, 2010
  • 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
  • Rebecca H.

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

    Rebecca Herman · February 27, 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
  • 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
  • Steve K.

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

    Steve K · June 30, 2013
  • Gene E.

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

    Gene Ehrbar · March 3, 2013
  • 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
  • Lori B.

    The bus to Hawthorne Bridge/pedestrian access is scary

    Lori Blake · December 21, 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
  • Claire C.

    LA peeps: if you are a member of NHM, you can get in for free!

    Claire CT · August 17, 2011
  • Nate D.

    Sweet museum for folks both young and old.

    Nate DiNiro · 1 day ago
  • Jim R.

    Science and beer on the patio

    Jim Roberson · 2 weeks ago
  • 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