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OMSI Update and Information on COVID-19

To help limit exposure to COVID-19 and help protect our entire community, OMSI is currently closed to the public. This closure includes all events, programs, and Spring Break Camps & Classes.

While the museum will remain closed to the public, administrative staff and customer service will still be accessible by phone and email.

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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 on the largest screen in Portland. 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!

Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Cat Behavior

APR 7, 2020 | 6:30-8:30PM | Facebook Live

Meet A Scientist: April

APR 11 & 25 | 1-4PM

Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Physics

APR 14, 2020 | 12:00-2:00PM | Facebook Live

Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Urban Climate Science

APR 21, 2020 | 6:30-8:30PM | Facebook Live

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


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