Get a sneak peek into the life on a real submarine.
Join a fascinating, 45-minute tour of the U.S. Navy’s last active duty diesel-electric submarine. Limited to only 12 guests per tour, you’ll have a unique opportunity to explore this 219-foot vessel full of marvelous period artifacts. Get a glimpse of how a crew of 85 lived on the Blueback for months, plus peer through a periscope, touch a torpedo, climb in a bunk, and much more!
Tours offered Tuesday – Sunday. Visitors must be ages 3+ and at least 36″ tall.
Frequently Asked Questions
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OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Ave Portland, OR 97214. Visitors can pay for parking through the Parking Kitty app (as of 7/24/23), at the front desk, or soon at parking kiosks in the North and South parking lots.
OMSI parking costs $5 (+ fees) for 2 hours or $8 (+ fees) for all day parking. Guests arriving after 5pm can expect to pay a flat fee of $2 (+ fees) for the evening.
Submarine tours are approximately 40 to 50 minutes long.
The submarine has many informational panels with Braille text. Please contact a submarine staff member with questions or for additional support.