Ready to explore?

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

To meet state guidelines and help keep our entire community healthy, OMSI has limited capacity, introduced staggered ticketing times, posted social distancing markers throughout the museum, and more.

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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

- Capacity limitations and timed ticketing have been implemented throughout the museum. 

- OMSI is now open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm for a limited number of visitors to experience the Natural Science Hall, Empirical Theater and Kendall Planetarium shows, and tour the USS Blueback Submarine. The Empirical Cafe is also open for a light meal or snack. 

- OMSI’s Turbine Hall, Science Playground, and Theory restaurant 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. 

- To learn more about hours and pricing, check out our Visitor Info page.

Explore the Natural Science Hall & Planetarium

See a giant sphere come to life, witness the stages of human fetal development, get up close and personal with prehistoric fossils, and experience the wonders of outer space with OMSI’s limited-time Natural Science Hall and Kendall Planetarium Explorer Pack.

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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.

Reserve USS Blueback Submarine Tickets >




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

Admissions and capacity will be reduced to meet capacity requirements and safety protocols in accordance with OHA Sector Guidance for Indoor Entertainment Establishments. Capacity will be controlled through the use of timed ticketing and monitored by staff. Guest parties may not exceed six (6) people.


Wear a Face Covering

OMSI museum guests and staff age five (5) or older are required 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.