Igniting fun and curiosity at the intersection of science, technology, and design.

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What's here at OMSI?

Take in our 5 halls full of 200 interactive exhibits and activities for all ages

  • Innovation Stations

    Tackle design challenges in accessible, fun, and empowering formats.

  • Theory

    Satisfy your appetite for lunch and learning at OMSI’s riverfront view restaurant.

  • Science Playground

    The perfect place for young scientists ages 0-6 to build, explore, create, and play.

  • Curium

    Young scientists ages 4-8 can make music, play with wind power, and more!

  • Labs

    From bugs to physics, our 6 labs offer you hands-on opportunities to learn about our world.

  • The Epicenter

    Experience an earthquake and learn how to prepare for one with our new and improved twist on a classic experience.

Empirical Theater

Big movies, giant screen. Select documentaries and Hollywood favorites available daily. Plus drinks and snacks, featuring local favorites Nossa Familia, Lauretta Jean's and Ruby Jewel.

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USS Blueback Submarine

Step inside the life of a crew member aboard the Blueback, and learn from a submarine veteran.

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Kendall Planetarium

See the universe like never before in the Pacific Northwest’s premier planetarium.

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Upcoming Events

Accessible science experiences for everyone!

Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective


When Marnie Was There

JAN 9 - Dubbed; JAN 21 - Subtitled

Science Pub Portland: Radon & Landslides

JAN 21, 2020 | 7-9PM @ McMenamins Kennedy School Theater

Only Yesterday

JAN 21 - Dubbed

Grave of the Fireflies

JAN 22 - Subtitled

Whisper of the Heart

JAN 23 - Dubbed; JAN 15 - Subtitled

The Cat Returns

JAN 24 - Dubbed

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

JAN 19 & 24 - Dubbed; JAN 10 - Subtitled

Howl's Moving Castle

JAN 11 & JAN 17- Dubbed; JAN 24- Subtitled

Do more and enjoy more as an OMSI member, all while supporting educational transformation throughout the region.


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