This popular family destination has limited hours and welcomes visitors to the museum to explore the new Nelson Mandela exhibit, as well as the Natural Science Hall, Empirical Theater, Kendall Planetarium, and the USS Blueback submarine temporarily closed. Capacity restrictions and ticket sales have been introduced throughout the museum. All visitors over the age of five must-have their faces covered to protect those who are too young to be vaccinated. The Theory Café is closed, but refreshments and refreshments are available in the Empirical Café.
With a planetarium, big screen, retired Navy submarine (USS Blueback is right outside), touring exhibits of all kinds, and after dark events, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) offers 21underover bait for all ages
But the biggest fan base of OMSI is still a pint, which feels an earthquake and learns physics in the turbine room, conducts experiments in laboratories interactively ow Watch how storms build on a giant Forming balloon. Or are you ready for a snack after all the fun? The Theory Café takes museum cuisine to the next level, with delicacies like baked pizza, local beer, and quinoa salad to enjoy with views of the Willamette River. There’s even a list of adult options! The Empirical Café next to the Empirical Theater also serves snacks and drinks.
On the other side of the river from the city center, OMSI can be easily reached by car, train, or bike. A wide walkway and well-marked pedestrian and bike paths make Hawthorne Bridge an easy stroll, and the Central Loop and MAX Light Rail Orange Line bring passengers just steps from the museum’s front door.
The five vast corridors of OMSI Bring science to life with hundreds of interactive exhibits, displays and even tour a submarine
Located on the Willamette River in Portland, the museum features a renovated restaurant, four exhibition rooms with hundreds of works and exhibits that can be rented for your private evening, a state-of-the-art cinema, and a classic world planetarium and real submarine. Free parking, space for 252,500 guests and sustainable cuisine make the OMSI a popular venue, Passion for regional ingredients.
OMSI is an organization that is non-profit running on entrance fees, public and private donations, community facilities, federal grants, and fundraising campaigns. OMSI’s largest fundraising event each year is the OMSI Gala – a black label party in May where visitors gather to support science classes.
Although it has full-time and part-time employees, much of the museum relies on volunteers who perform many of the same functions as the staff, such as receiving visitors, providing customer service, and holding demonstrations. Volunteers include high school and college students and other members of the community. Volunteers work in different areas of the museum, both on and backstage. After 50 hours of service, all volunteers receive a free one-year membership in the museum.
OMSI runs a youth volunteer program in the summer and the full school year. As part of the program, participants attend and practice weekly courses that focus on communication development. In and customer service skills through demonstration of participants will also develop an original scientific demonstration that will be presented to the public at the end of each session.