A View From Space
Included in General Admission | Since the launch of the world's first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View from Space gives museum visitors a chance to see the world from a satellite's perspective. In this highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, visitors will be able to track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study astonishing images of our planet captured by NASA's Earth Observing System, and more!
Amazing Feats of Aging
Included in General Admission | Step right up and see the Amazing Feats of Aging! Explore the mysteries of why and how animals, including humans, age. Look into the future as you watch your face age up to 25 years. See how scientists can double the life span of certain ... animal species and consider what that means to us. All this and more awaits you.
Beginning the Journey
Included in General Admission | OMSI has one of the largest displays of human fetuses open to the public. Examine the different stages of human fetal development during all nine months of pregnancy.
Clever Together: Our Everyday Choices
Included in General Admission | Small, sustainable actions make a big impact when adopted by the hundreds, thousands, or even the hundreds of thousands! Opening in the museum’s revamped Earth Hall, Clever Together encourages guests to weigh the environmental, economic and social impacts of their choices. It features engaging interactive displays centered on topics such as food, transportation, product consumption, and energy use. Visitors are invited to use “human power” to take a virtual walk or bike-ride through familiar places in the Portland metro region, employ smart sorting tactics to divert waste from landfills, and find ways to save energy in a funky room furnished with everyday home appliances and personal electronics.
Included in General Admission | Located in the Science Playground, the Discovery Lab offers a variety of creative, hands-on activities for little ones every day. Make our popular Flubber and Playdough at home.
Included in General Admission | Drop, cover, and hold on in OMSI's newly renovated Earthquake House, where you can experience simulations of two earthquakes that happened in the Pacific Northwest—one a magnitude 5.6 and the other a 6.8! Find out how likely damage from natural disasters is to occur in your neighborhood using the new Natural Hazards in Portland computer kiosk. Print out and take home hazard information about your neighborhood and tips on preparing for such events.
Eat Well, Play Well
Included in General Admission | Explore nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well, a bilingual (English / Spanish) exhibition featuring fun, hands-on components. Nutrition and fitness education come together to encourage all-around healthy living for visitors of all ages!
Included in General Admission | Technology fills every day of our lives. At Innovation Station you can experience the excitement of invention as you explore technology in a whole new way. Then, get creative and invent something incredible yourself. Program a robot, build an aqueduct, or design your own flying machine. Step inside the Inventor's Ball Room and build your own crazy contraptions to send balls whizzing, flying, and bouncing!
Whether you choose to rocket through the galaxy, dive beneath the waves, or race through snow-capped mountains, an assortment of incredible adventures awaits in this multi-sensory ride experience.
Included in General Admission | OMSI’s newest exhibit, located in the Station L gallery on the mezzanine level of the Turbine Hall, creates a cohesive story around exploring different types of nano worlds. This temporary exhibit explores small stuff up close, encouraging visitors to take a creative approach in imagining how scientists can use electron microscopy now and into the future.
Sponsorship for the Nanoland exhibit is provided by FEI™.
Included in General Admission | Renewable Energy/Energia Renovable is a new bilingual exhibit that gives OMSI visitors the opportunity to explore how energy from sources like wind, water and sun can support our daily energy needs. Hands-on exhibit features will let visitors take the controls of a wind turbine, go inside a solar panel, become the wave that powers a new type of renewable energy, and even try their hand at managing the power grid!
Science On A Sphere
Included in General Admission | Science On a Sphere (SOS) is a six-foot suspended globe that uses computers and video projectors to display dynamic animated images of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans, animal migration patterns, global warming trends, hurricane paths, and more. Projected images also include the surface of the sun, moon and Mars.