COVID-19 Information

The global spread of COVID-19 has generated understandable concern in our community. On Friday, November 13, Governor Kate Brown issued new regulations to decrease interactions among Oregonians in response to the rising COVID-19 rates in the state.

To support Governor Brown’s recent announcement, OMSI will be closed to the public starting Sunday, November 15, through the end of the Governor’s orders for Multnomah County. By taking this step, we hope to help limit exposure to this virus and help protect our entire community, particularly those most vulnerable.

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Stay Home, Stay Curious!

Just because the museum is closed to the public doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. OMSI is continuing its mission to provide informal science education across the region by sharing crafted and curated at-home online science activities that can be enjoyed by all ages, Virtual Group Programs for distance learning support, and Virtual Events.

Check out frequently asked questions about OMSI's closure.


Support OMSI, Support Your Comunity


In response to the needs of the community, OMSI has launched new programs like OMSI Homeroom, introduced a new suite of educational virtual programs, and shifted our engaging Science at Home content into a new weekly format. To continue providing these community resources, we need your help!

Make a donation today to support OMSI Programming—with your help, we can continue to provide equitable access to science education during these unprecedented times. 

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Learn more about COVID-19

OMSI encourages you to learn more and ensure you have scientifically-accurate information about this rapidly evolving situation. We trust the following sources: 

Additional information can also be found through: