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Turbine Hall + Curium

Free with Museum Admission

Together we can solve the world’s big problems.

Discover science phenomena and explore tools to imagine, build, test, and improve ways for people and communities to thrive.

Innovate for your community.

Neighborhood too hot? Need a place to connect with neighbors? Visit the Innovation Stations to tackle design challenges and imagine how you can help solve the problems facing Oregon communities.

Drop, cover, hold on.

Ready for the big one? Step into the Epicenter to experience three different magnitudes of earthquakes from around the globe.

Explore wind, water, and shaky ground.

Collaborate and iterate as you design, build, test, and improve structures at the wind, water, and shake tables. Create a device that flies in the wind, a wall to protect a town from a tsunami, a home that stays standing during an earthquake, and more!

Especially for our four to eight year old visitors

Explore the Curium

Play with science! Experiment with a larger-than-life musical instrument, discover the power of wind, and check out the latest Play Lab experience in the Curium.

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 are the Turbine Hall + Curium open?

The Turbine Hall + Curium are open the same days and hours that OMSI is open.

What ages are allowed in?

The Curium is especially designed for children 4-8 years old, although people of all ages are welcome to play and explore. The Teen Tech Center is exclusively for people 13-18 years old. All other areas of the Turbine Hall are for all ages.

Are the Turbine Hall + Curium wheelchair accessible?

The experiences in the Turbine Hall + Curium are wheelchair accessible. The Epicenter earthquake simulator has an electric lift for people who are unable to use the stairs, and there is an elevator for access to the Teen Tech Center on the mezzanine level of the Turbine Hall.

What amentities are available in the Turbine Hall + Curium?

The Turbine Hall + Curium have many amenities available, including:

  • Family and ADA accessible restroom in the Curium
  • Gendered stall restrooms in the Turbine Hall
  • Quiet/nursing room in the Curium
  • Water fountains and bottle refilling stations
  • Elevator to mezzanine level (Teen Tech Center) and second floor (Parker Room meeting room)
  • Lunch room with vending machines

Please let a staff member know if you need additional support during your visit.

Who can use the lunch room?

On weekday mornings until 2pm, the Turbine Hall lunch room is often reserved for visiting school groups. Check the board at the entrance of the room for reservations. On weekends, afternoons, or when there are no reservations, anyone may use the lunch room.

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.

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