Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is home to exhibit halls, science labs, a planetarium, theater, and more. Exploring the realms of science and technology, the museum has an array of artifacts and more than 200 hands-on learning activities. Subjects such as renewable energy, health, chemistry, engineering, and the global climate are made accessible and fun. Outside, you can tour a historic submarine, the USS Blueback. Those with children under 6 shouldn’t miss the science playground. The fully enclosed area encourages scientific learning through play. The onsite restaurant boasts a superb riverfront view. Plan to visit Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Portland attractions using our Portland trip builder tool.
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We specifically visited the USS Blueback submarine at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The submarine tour was insightful and excellent! Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the tour groups are... more »
We only did the submarine tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I was nervous given my claustrophobia but I did not have any troubles. The groups were limited to 6 due to COVID and masks were required..... more »
Awesome and fun place to bring everyone in your family! They have things from movies to a submarine. Sometimes they have exclusive events, like recently they has this whole section educating you on how Pixar movies are made. PRICES: Very budget friendly and reasonable. PARKING: When it's busy you can still find parking, just might have to walk a little far. LOCATION: It has a beautiful view of the Columbia river, and if you would like you can rent bikes and ride along the path.
Now this place is an example of 'thinking outside the box'. I am particularly intrigued by the reenactment of the different species of dinosaurs, and the fact that they have some movement and make sounds. Lovely and amazing place to go and get wowed!
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