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Portland OMSI -Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Portland OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Visitor's Guide. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), was founded back in 1944.  Since then, it has become one of our nation's most loved and visited science museums.  As one of the leading science museums in the country, OMSI offers a wealth of fun and educational activities for families and visitors of all ages.  With 219,000 square feet of "brain powered fun", there's never a dull moment at OMSI.  Known for their hundreds of interactive exhibits, hands on demonstrations, and featured events.  OMSI Portland offers five exhibit halls, eight science labs, the popular giant-screen OMNIMAX Dome theater, and the Harry C. Kendall planetarium, the most technologically advanced planetarium in the Pacific Northwest.  As if that weren't enough fun, outside is the USS Blueback submarine.  This was the last US Navy built "fast-attack" submarine that was diesel powered. (Source: OMSI.EDU)

OMSI is located on the east side of the scenic Willamette River in downtown Portland.

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Portland OMSI Visitors Information

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
1945 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214-3354

OMSI Hours

OMSI Tickets and Prices

OMSI Group Tickets

Current Things to Do at Portland OMSI

OMSI Current Featured Exhibit

OMSI Exhibit Halls, Labs, and Science Playground


OMSI Planetarium

OMSI Laser Light Shows

OMSI Submarine - USS Blueback

OMSI Motion Simulator

Current Events at OMSI

OMSI After Dark

OMSI Education

OMSI Accessibility

OMSI Sales, Rentals, and Catering


Driving to OMSI

Parking is $2 for nonmembers. Please visit Google Maps for specific driving directions.

Bus Routes to OMSI

There are several TriMet bus routes to get you to OMSI. For the latest information about TriMet routes and schedules, please contact TriMet at 503.238.RIDE or just visit the TriMet website. You can use the handy TriMet online Trip Planner to find the best route from your location to get to OMSI. 


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OMSI Education Programs

OMSI offers a variety of educational programs, including the largest science outreach education program in the United States. Our traveling programs (i.e., outreach programs) takes innovative science education "on the road" to students, teachers, and the public in five Western states. OMSI also offers professional development workshops for teachers, distance learning programs, and works in partnership with schools and districts throughout Oregon. (Source: OMSI.EDU)  Learn more about current OMSI Education Programs.

OMSI Science Camps & Classes

OMSI offers all-day Science Classes for grades 1 - 8 and overnight Science Camps for ages 7 - 18 during spring break and all summer long! We also offer incredible adult and family camps. (Source: OMSI.EDU)  Learn more about OMSI Science Camps and OMSI Classes.

OMSI Exhibits

OMSI has one of the largest traveling exhibit programs in the country. Its creation of innovative, interactive, and engaging science exhibits has earned an outstanding international reputation. OMSI exhibits have toured the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. (Source: OMSI.EDU)

OMSI Events

OMSI hosts special events exploring a wide range of relevant topics for all age groups. (Source: OMSI.EDU)  Learn more about Current OMSI Events.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Portland OMSI.  If you'd like to give back to OMSI and help support the science museum, you can become a member, volunteer at OMSI, or donate to OMSI.

For additional ideas for Portland Attractions, you may also want to visit these pages: 

Visit the Portland Oregon Events page for ideas of what to see and do while you are visiting Portland! 

Also visit our Portland Music Venues page if you are looking for clubs with Portland live music.

While visiting Portland, check out our Portland Hotels summary to find the best hotel in Portland for your stay.  And if you're looking for someplace special, try our Best Portland Hotels page with a select list of some of the best hotels in Portland.

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