OMSI for All

OMSI is committed to making science-fueled fun available for all.

At OMSI, we believe that knowledge belongs to us all and curiosity brings us together. We strive to deliver meaningful outcomes towards equity in education and foster a more equitable future. We are proud to offer admission assistance, financial aid, and accessible services throughout the museum. We work to eliminate barriers and want to hear from you when we can do better.

Arts for All

OMSI is a proud participant of Arts for All, a program that helps ensure OMSI experiences and programs are accessible to all in our community. Up to four $5 General Admission tickets can be purchased by showing your Oregon Trail Card and ID at the front desk. OMSI memberships are also available for purchase at a 55% discount.

The Museum

Accessibility Resources for Your Museum Visit

OMSI is committed to ensuring that its facilities, programs, experiences, and events are accessible to all visitors, including persons with disabilities, multiple language visitors, and low-income visitors.

For more information about accessibility resources at the Museum, please visit the concierge desk, or contact us at Info@OMSI.edu or (503) 797-4000.

Parking + Arrival

There are eight accessible parking spaces available, including two van-accessible spaces. Visitors may be dropped off and picked up at the loading area in front of the main entrance. The barrier-free entrance to OMSI is located at the far right hand side of the main entrance. This door is fully accessible with push button entry.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available at the Concierge Window, at no charge, and on a first-come, first served basis. ID is required as a deposit. All exhibit and lab areas are wheelchair/scooter accessible with the exception of the USS Blueback submarine. While all exhibits and labs are visual, many have additional auditory or tactile components that invite visitor participation. Staff are available to assist visitors in all exhibit and lab areas.

Visual + Audio Resources

The Planetarium and Empirical Theater offer assistive visual and audio resources including presentation scripts, CaptiView closed-caption (CC) viewing devices, Fidelio RX audio description and volume amplification units, and Williams Sound NKL-001 neck loops designed to work with hearing aids. Please contact guest services at the front ticket counter or the concierge desk to borrow one of these resources.

Sensory Resources

Sensory kits are available. Please contact guest services at the front ticket counter or the concierge desk to borrow one of these resources.

Companion Tickets

Professional aides accompanying a visitor with a disability receive free museum admission. One aide per visitor.

Service Animals

Service animals are always welcome at OMSI. Emotional support animals are not recognized under the ADA as service animals and are not allowed at OMSI.

Personal Care

Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located throughout the museum. Quiet rooms, family restrooms and single user restrooms are located in Science Playground and the Curium. An all user restroom is located in the planetarium hall.

Emergency Assistance

A first aid room and trained first responders are available at all times. OMSI security and staff are trained to assist you in the event of a fire evacuation or other emergency.

Re-entry

Re-entry is permitted with a wristband if you need to leave the building for a break and re-enter later in the day.

Explore Museum Exhibits + Labs

Ready to explore or delve into new worlds? Whether examining the stars or imagining what it’s like to dive in a submarine, enhance your museum visit with special shows and tours.

How is energy generated? What is the weather like on the other side of the globe? OMSI exhibit halls spark curiosity in visitors of all ages.

Dig into science skills and core concepts! OMSI Labs offer an abundance of opportunities for curious minds.

Financial Access

Did you know? OMSI offers the following admission access programs to ensure that science-fueled fun is available to everyone. With input from community partners, our learner-directed exhibits and programs provide opportunities for everyone to benefit from the power and promise of science education. Below is a list of admission access programs we currently offer.

Arts for All

OMSI participates in the Arts for All program. With an EBT card and matching ID, OMSI provides up to 4 discounted general admission tickets priced at $5 each. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk. Learn More

 

Membership Access Program

OMSI provides up to a 55% discount on any level of individual membership, with an EBT card and matching ID. Learn More

 

$2 Days

OMSI’s most popular financial access program. Explore the museum’s permanent exhibit halls and labs for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of each month. Plus, enjoy significant discounts on special exhibitions, Empirical Theater and Kendall Planetarium shows, and tours of the USS Blueback Submarine.

Educator Previews

In the interest in helping schools plan trips, OMSI provides complimentary admission for Pacific Northwest regional educators to featured exhibits. Call 503.797.4661 for details.

Military Discount

Receive $2 off museum admission with applicable military ID. Valid for both active duty and veterans. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk. Restrictions may apply.

Financial Aid for OMSI Programs

OMSI provides financial aid to support groups visiting the museum, kids and families coming to summer camps and classes, school and community programs and more. Call 503.797.4661 for details.

Camp Gray + Camp Hancock

Access Resources for Your Camp Visit

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and play in an accessible, safe, and inclusive environment. We strive to build an open and welcoming atmosphere so everyone feels empowered to be their true selves.

Programs at Your School

Access Resources for Your OMSI Experience 

OMSI respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We want to work with you to make sure all your participants have a successful OMSI experience at your school.

Ongoing Commitment to Equity

OMSI is committed to including diverse perspectives in the learning experiences we provide, dismantling systemic barriers by addressing disparities in our staffing, business practices, and public engagement. We invite community conversations so we can evolve and create opportunities for all people to reach their full potential. We are committed to leading with race.

Visitation Agreement

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is committed to fostering safe, inclusive, and welcoming environments for all staff, volunteers, museum visitors, and program participants.

We are committed to ensuring that all OMSI experiences and spaces are free from harassment, discrimination, and threatening or disrespectful behavior of any kind. Anyone who engages in such conduct either on or off site will have their access revoked without notice or refund. If you have experienced or observed any violations of this agreement, or have any concerns, please alert a member of our staff immediately or contact Grant Vondrachek, OMSI’s Safety, Health and Security Manager, at 503-797-4625 or gvondrachek@omsi.edu. 

By attending OMSI experiences at the museum or in any location, you are agreeing to comply with this Visitation Agreement. We appreciate your participation in creating a welcoming and safe environment for all.