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Discovery Lab

Designed for Ages 0 - 6
Free with Museum Admission

Build. Explore. Create. Play!

The youngest scientists are making the biggest discoveries! Join us for frequently-changing hands-on activities that engage your child’s senses, build their early science skills, and grow the connections in their brain and with you!

The discovery lab is designed for children ages birth through 6 and their families.

UPDATE

The Discovery Lab is located inside of Science Playground which is often at capacity. Expect wait times.

June 2024

Theme: Asking Questions

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Food Collage
Playdough
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Food Collage
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$5 Sunday
Playdough
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OMSI Closed

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Watercolor + Crayon
Flubber
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Watercolor + Crayon
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Watercolor + Crayon
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Watercolor + Crayon
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Watercolor + Crayon
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Watercolor + Crayon
Flubber
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OMSI Closed

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Story Stones
Playdough
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Story Stones
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Story Stones
Playdough
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Story Stones
Playdough
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Story Stones
Playdough
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Story Stones
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Story Stones
Playdough
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Color Mixing
Flubber
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Color Mixing
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Color Mixing
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Color Mixing
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Color Mixing
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Color Mixing
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Color Mixing
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Domino run
Playdough
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Domino run
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Domino run
Playdough
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Domino run
Playdough
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Domino run
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Domino run
Playdough
Please note activities may change without notice. Please stop by the lab for the most up-to-date information on Science Playground and Discovery Lab activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We have answers! Explore frequently asked questions. For more information please contact us at Info@OMSI.edu or (503) 797-4000.

Is this lab always open?

The lab is open from 10-4:45 every day unless reserved by school groups.

How do I know what activities are in the lab?

Our scientists change the activities often to keep things exciting! Stop by the Lab to see this week’s activities. Please note that activities may change without notice. 

Will there be someone in the lab to help me?

There is always at least one staff member in Science Playground or the Discovery Lab. We are happy to help with anything you might need.

Who can explore and play in the Discovery Lab?

The Discovery Lab is open to children ages birth-6 and their families.

Visiting Soon?

OMSI is committed to making science-fueled fun available for all in our community. We are proud to offer admission assistance, financial aid, and accessible services throughout the museum. Explore access resources and amenities for guests visiting the museum.

Two students running chemistry experiments.

What’s On in the Discovery Lab?

Practice science process skills together! Experiments and activities change each week.

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