Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a world-class attraction that puts the "Wow!" into science and engineering for children and adults, alike. Five exhibit halls and eight science labs offer 219,000 square feet of brain-powered fun through hundreds of interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations. The Turbine Hall's "Engineer It!" exhibit includes bridge-building sets, CAD workstations, and boat-building kits. OMSI's multi-attraction complex also features a big-screen OMNIMAX Theater; the Northwest's largest planetarium; and the USS Blueback, the last fast-attack, diesel-powered submarine built by the US Navy.
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Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Topic(s):Electricity, Forces, Energy, Green, Health, Simple Machines, Sounds/Music, Space/Transportation, Structures, Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Fun Fact:OMSI is home of the US Navy's last non-nuclear, fast-attack submarine, the USS Blueback (SS 581). After 31 years of service throughout the Pacific Ocean - and appearing in the movie "The Hunt for Red October" - the sub is now open to the public. In-depth "Tech Tours," conducted by a submarine veteran, are offered on the first Sunday of each month.