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OMSI is open on a limited basis. We're excited to welcome you back to the museum to experience the Natural Science Hall, see Kendall Planetarium presentations, and tour the USS Blueback Submarine.

To meet state guidelines and help keep the entire community healthy, OMSI has limited capacity, introduced staggered ticketing times, posted social distancing markers throughout the museum, and more to provide guests with a worry-free visit.

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What to Know Before You Visit

The health and safety of OMSI guests and staff is our utmost priority, and we want you to feel comfortable and safe while discovering at OMSI. To meet state guidelines and help limit the spread of COVID-19, OMSI has taken the below steps:

- Providing online ticketing (we'll scan your ticket for contactless entry)

- Staff and Guests will be wearing face coverings 

- Social distancing signs are posted throughout the museum to ensure your group has plenty of space

- Enhanced cleaning protocols have been implemented and additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the museum

What's Open and Daily Hours

OMSI is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5:30pm for a limited number of visitors to experience the Natural Science Hall, Kendall Planetarium presentations, and the USS Blueback Submarine. Capacity limitations and timed ticketing have been implemented for the Natural Sciences Hall, Kendall Planetarium, and USS Blueback Submarine. The OMSI Science Store will also be open 10:30 am to 6 pm.

OMSI’s exhibit halls, the Empirical Theater, and museum restaurants will remain closed. We will continue to monitor state guidelines and bring back additional experiences for your enjoyment as soon as it's safe to do so. 

See The Life & Legacy of Genghis Khan

Opens Saturday, October 24: Travel back in time to learn about 13th-century Mongolia through stories, historical artifacts, live performances and the enduring legacy of one of the world’s most controversial leaders.

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Tour the USS Blueback Submarine

Get a glimpse of how a crew of 85 lived on the Blueback for months, walk through the torpedo room, sit in the mess hall, learn about the submarine's famous history, peer through a periscope, and more.

Learn about the USS Blueback >

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Explore Space & Natural Sciences

Witness the stages of human fetal development, get up close with prehistoric fossils, and experience the wonders of outer space with OMSI’s Natural Science Hall and Kendall Planetarium Explorer Pack.

Learn about the Natural Sciences Hall >

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Purchase Tickets 

We strongly recommend purchasing admission tickets and parking online prior to your visit. Upon arrival, guests may present the ticket order on their phone to be scanned by museum staff. Admission tickets can also be purchased via phone at 503.797.4000, and can be sent to the guest’s email account or picked up at the museum front desk.


Maintain Distance

To meet distancing requirements, signage will be posted throughout the museum. Admissions to the BODY WORLDS exhibit will be limited to 25% of capacity and the USS Blueback Submarine will be limited to 20% of capacity. Capacity will be controlled through the use of timed ticketing and monitored by staff. Guest parties may not exceed ten (10) people.


Wear a Face Covering

OMSI museum guests and staff age five (5) or older are required, and youth age two (2) to four (4) are strongly recommended, to wear either a cloth, paper, or disposable face covering (that covers the nose and the mouth) unless an accommodation for people with disabilities or other exemption applies. Any guest or staff member without a face covering will be provided a disposable face covering.

Know the Symptoms

Signage will be posted throughout OMSI requiring guests or staff with known symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home and contact a medical professional. All OMSI staff are required to complete daily health assessments including temperature checks. Any staff with a temperature in excess of 100.4 degrees or feeling ill for any reason must not report to the museum.


Additional hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in key guest contact areas. All hands-on exhibition components have either been removed from the museum floor or turned off. OMSI will follow enhanced cleaning protocols and use an EPA-registered disinfectant that is active against coronaviruses. Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected multiple times daily. 

Thank you to US Bank for supporting OMSI year-round.