OMSI exhibits

Exhibits

Lenses On The Sky

-Planetarium Hallway-

Look up and explore how people from around the world observe and understand the sky through stories, artwork, holidays, and NASA’s newest scientific discoveries.

Supported by NASA

Clever Together

-Life Hall-

Use “human power” to take a virtual trip through Portland, try smart sorting tactics, and find ways to save energy every day.

Supported by the National Science Foundation

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Buy tickets in advance for easy access to hundreds of exhibits, halls, and labs. 

First Foods

-Theory-

Explore how Indigenous people today ceremoniously respect and honor the environment --  through harvesting, eating and protecting the First Foods. 

Supported by IMLS

Renewable Energy

-Life Hall-

How do wind, water and sun support our energy needs. Take control of a wind turbine, go inside a solar panel, and try your hand at managing the power grid.

Supported by

Our Ocean

-Turbine Hall-

The ocean is your inspiration as you craft a world using an augmented reality sandbox, mimic marine animal sounds, explore local art--and even create your own!

Under the Arctic: Digging Into Permafrost

-Life Hall-

Experience the sights and smells of the world's only permafrost research tunnel as you dig into the vast and fascinating world of Permafrost.

Supported by the National Science Foundation

OMSI Camps & Classes

Get more than an exhibit tour. Campers spend their days backpacking Oregon mountains and conducting experiments in Portland. 

Science on a Sphere

-Featured Hall Gallery-

Watch a 6-foot sphere come to life with images of the sun, moon, Mars, animal migration patterns, global warming trends, hurricane paths, and more.

Beginning the Journey

-Life Hall-

Examine the stages of human fetal development across nine months of pregnancy with one of the largest public displays of human fetuses.

Innovation Station

-Turbine Hall-

Program a robot, design a flying machine, and more! What will you innovate? 

Supported by the National Science Foundation