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Orcas: Our Shared Future

May 13, 2023 - January 29, 2024

Dive deep into the stories and science that surround the magnificent orca, apex predator of all oceans. 

Follow the currents of ecological activism, popular culture, and Indigenous beliefs to gain a new appreciation of these sophisticated animals, long feared in Western cultures as “Killer Whales.” 

Orcas: Our Shared Future includes more than 100 original artifacts and specimens, featuring life-size Orca replicas, fossils, films, objects from popular culture, and original artwork from the Indigenous peoples of the North American west coast.

Discover the complex social structure of orca society and reflect on the surprising consequences of captivity. Learn which orca populations are thriving and which are at risk, and resurface with a new understanding of how orcas and humans are inextricably connected.

Don’t miss your chance to see this one of a kind exhibit. Reserve your tickets today!

Ticket Information

Orcas: Our Shared Future + Museum Admission

Your museum admission ticket includes access to Orcas: Our Shared Future and Staying Alive: Defenses of the Animal Kingdom!

Adult (14+) $19.00
Senior (63+)
Youth (3-13)
Infant (Under 3 years)

Ticket reservations required for all ages.

Orcas: Our Shared Future Member Pricing

OMSI members receive complimentary admission to Orcas: Our Shared Future and Staying Alive: Defenses of the Animal Kingdom !

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Your ticket also provides entry to OMSI’s permanent exhibit halls, including Turbine Hall, Science Playground, and the Natural Sciences Hall. For more in-depth science fun, be sure to check out one of OMSI’s four science labs.

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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 dates and hours are the museum and this temporary feature exhibit open?

Orcas: Our Shared Future is scheduled to be on view from May 13 through January 29, 2024. Regular hours are 9:30am-5:30pm Tuesday-Friday & Sunday. Saturday hours are 9:30am-7:00pm. Please see our What’s On Calendar for the most up-to-date information including special holiday and school break hours.

How long does it take to see the exhibit?

Individual visit times will vary, but most guests can anticipate spending 45 to 60 minutes viewing Orcas: Our Shared Future. There is no time limit within the exhibit, and guests may enjoy it for as long as the museum is open.

Is photography permitted in the exhibit?

Photography is allowed in Orcas: Our Shared Future.

Are food and drink permitted in the exhibit?

Food or drink are not permitted in the featured exhibit hall.

Can I bring my stroller into the exhibit if I have young children with me?

Yes. Strollers are permitted inside the exhibit.

Are electric mobility devices allowed in the exhibit?

Personal mobility devices are permitted in the exhibit; however, OMSI-provided electric carts are not permitted within the Orcas exhibition.

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