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Natural Science Hall

Tuesdays - Sundays 9:30am - 5:30pm

Free with Museum Admission

One Earth, many stories

Learn the stories of natural systems from prehistoric times to the present. Unique displays, immersive exhibits, and rotating experiences illuminate the interconnection between humans, ecosystems, and our shared history.

Prenatal

This unique display provides a chance to learn about early stages of pre-natal human develop and conception.

Science On a Sphere®

Experience Earth and other planets on a six-foot globe. From current weather patterns to earthquakes, air traffic to ocean temperatures, this unique and immersive experience shows stories of how we’re all connected across the Earth.

Rocks, minerals, and fossils

Dig into Earth’s history through the rocks, minerals, and fossils on display. From rare Oregon fossils that tell stories of past climates to florescent minerals, discover what’s special about what’s buried in the Earth.

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.

What hours is the Natural Science Hall open?

The Natural Sciences Hall is open the same days and hours that OMSI is open.

What ages are allowed in?

All ages and visitor groups can explore the Hall.

What amenities are available in the Natural Science Hall?

There are no bathrooms or water fountains in the Natural Science Halls.  However, there are bathrooms and water fountains locating on the second level of the Museum, just adjacent to the Hall.

What is the lighting and sound like in the Natural Science Hall?

The Hall is dark with thematic lighting and it can be loud.

Is the Natural Science Hall wheelchair accessible?

The experiences in the Natural Science Hall are wheelchair accessible.

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.

Dig into what lies beneath the Arctic!

Under the Arctic: Digging Into Permafrost transports visitors to the Arctic using the sights and smells of the Western Hemisphere’s only permafrost research tunnel, with Ice Age fossils. Visitors step into the shoes of a climate science researcher in the Field Lab and solve engineering challenges posed by thawing permafrost.

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