2024 Newsweek Readers’ Choice Awards

OMSI named winner in the 2024 Newsweek Readers’ Choice Awards contest for best science museum

Media Contact: Annemarie Eayrs
 AEayrs@omsi.edu | (503) 797-4510


[PORTLAND, OR – March 7, 2024] – The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) was named number one in the 2024 Newsweek Readers’ Choice Awards for best science museum. The winners were chosen by public vote during the month of February, and ten museums were chosen out of the fifteen nominated.

“We are equally humbled and overjoyed by this honor!” said Erin Graham, OMSI CEO and President. “We are so grateful to our OMSI communities here in Portland and around the Pacific Northwest for their enthusiastic support. Part of what makes the OMSI experience so special is that we help create lasting memories for people of all ages over multiple generations. This award, won by public vote, speaks volumes about the support for OMSI and our mission, and we are thrilled.”

Alongside OMSI, other museums  who made the final  list include: Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum of Albuquerque; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; Science Museum of Minnesota; The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia; and the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

The Newsweek Readers’ Choice Awards nominees were chosen by an expert panel, and the final list was voted on by the public.

See the full announcement from Newsweek: https://www.newsweek.com/readerschoice/best-science-museum

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums and a trusted educational resource for communities throughout Oregon and the region. Through museum exhibitions, public programs, outdoor programs, traveling exhibitions, digital learning, and learning research and design, OMSI nourishes a lifelong love of science, curiosity and learning among its diverse audiences. The upcoming OMSI District – a collaboration of local, Tribal and regional government entities, nonprofits and businesses – will be a one-of-a-kind neighborhood with innovation, culture and science learning at its heart. OMSI is located at 1945 S.E. Water Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu. Connect with the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.