Camps + Classes

Winter Break Day Camps

Winter Break Day Camps are now available for registration! Combine all the fun of LEGO with a week at OMSI! You will explore physics and engineering ideas as you bring your creativity to life with more LEGO bricks than you have ever seen. From designing and building Portland’s newest bridge to grinding gears creating a leaf collecting vehicle you’ll have a blast building. Each day is an adventure so don’t miss a day!

Save The Date!

Summer 2024 registration will open February 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM PST.

Summer Day & Overnight Camps

Summer camp programs with OMSI take place across the region! Our SE Water Ave Museum, The Oregon Zoo, Camp Gray at the coast, Hancock Field Station in the desert and more! Day programs are from 9am to 4pm Mon-Friday (except holidays). Overnight camps drop off at OMSI SE Water Ave Museum at 7am on Monday and pick up at 4:30 on Friday (some exceptions). Financial assistance is available for families who qualify and while funds remain available. Registration is scheduled to open February 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM PST.

Frequently Asked Registration Questions (FAQ’s)

Have questions? We have answers! Explore frequently asked questions. Still have a question? Email us at or give us a call at 503.797.4661.

When will registration for Summer 2024 camps open?

Summer 2024: Registration is currently scheduled to open February 1st, 2024 at 10:00 am! 

What are the price range for camps?

Pricing will be confirmed prior to January 2024.

What grade levels should I look at?

OMSI Summer Camp grade levels are listed for the grade your child will be entering in the Fall, after the current/upcoming summer.

What’s the best way to buy or renew a membership and get my discount on summer camp?

Add a membership to your cart after adding your summer camp to your cart and your discount will automatically be added. Note: If you purchase a membership on our ticketing site then go to the camps page your membership may not be available right away. It is better to add to your cart during the camp purchase

I’m a member but my discount isn’t reflected in my cart. What should I do?

Two options, you can call us at 503.797.4661 and we can help over the phone. If you can’t reach us by phone in a timely manner and are worried about a session selling out, OMSI can offer retroactive membership discounts via a refund to the original card (As long as your membership is active or renewed within 24 hours).


What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be requested by the student’s primary contact by phone or email per camp. Cancellation fee is $25 per camp. Cancellations within 30–11 days prior to programming will be charged 1⁄2 the cost of programming. No refunds will be issued for requests 10 days or less from the programming date. Registrations and fees are non transferable between applicants.


NOTE: If minimum program enrollments are not reached or staffing needs are not met, OMSI reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or relocate day/overnight camps. If this occurs, you will be notified at least two weeks before the start of the camp.

What is the transfer policy?

Transfers must be requested by the student’s primary contact and submitted via mail or email. Each day camp transfer is subject to a $10 fee. Each overnight camp is subject to a $25 fee.

What is the timing for Daily pick up camps?

Day Camps begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except for 4th of July week).

What is the timing for Overnight camps?

Most overnight camps begin Monday at 7:00 AM drop off, at OMSI, Portland and conclude Friday at 5:00 PM. Some exceptions include OMSI Ambassadors, Family Camps, and others will be noted on the registration page.

Does OMSI offer before care or after care?

No. Unfortunately, OMSI can not offer before care or after care for Day Camp or Overnight Camp Summer 2024.

Do you have a waitlist for sold out camps?

Yes! Please email to be added to a waitlist. You can be added to 4 waitlists maximum. Required information: Student name, primary contact name, email address, session name, session dates.

OMSI For All : Financial Aid

OMSI is committed to making science-fueled fun available for all in our community. Please inquire about our financial assistance programs.