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.
OMSI is located on the east side of the
scenic Willamette River in downtown Portland.
Map of OMSI – Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland
Portland OMSI Visitors Information
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
1945 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214-3354
Current Things to Do at Portland OMSI
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.
OMSI Website: http://www.omsi.edu/
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 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 hosts special events exploring a wide range of relevant topics for all age groups.
(Source: OMSI.EDU) Learn
more about Current OMSI Events.
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