A View from Space

-Planetarium Hallway-

See the world from a satellite's perspective! Track a hurricane, study astonishing images from NASA's Earth Observing System, and more!

Clever Together

-Life Hall-

Use “human power” to take a virtual trip through Portland, try smart sorting tactics, and find ways to save energy every day.

Ready to visit?

Buy tickets in advance for easy access to hundreds of exhibits, halls, and labs. 

Celebrate Oregon Agriculture


This photography exhibit celebrates the agricultural diversity of Oregon.

Renewable Energy

-Turbine Hall-

How do wind, water and sun support our energy needs. Take control of a wind turbine, go inside a solar panel, and try your hand at managing the power grid.

Our Ocean

-Turbine Hall-

The ocean is your inspiration as you craft a world using an augmented reality sandbox, mimic marine animal sounds, explore local art--and even create your own!

Eat Well, Play Well

-Life Hall-

Nutrition and fitness education come together to encourage all-around healthy living for visitors of all ages!

Science on a Sphere

-Featured Hall Gallery-

Watch at 6-foot sphere come to life with images of the sun, moon, Mars, animal migration patterns, global warming trends, hurricane paths, and more.

Beginning the Journey

-Life Hall-

Examine the stages of human fetal development across nine months of pregnancy with one of the largest public displays of human fetuses.

The fun doesn't have to end.

Keep the spirit of summer alive with year-round Science Classes. 

Amazing Feats of Aging

-Life Hall-

Step right up and explore the mysteries of aging! Watch your face age up to 25 years, and see how scientists can double the lifespan of certain animals.

Innovation Station

-Turbine Hall-

Program a robot, design a flying machine, and head to the Inventor's Ball Room to build a crazy contraption that sends balls whizzing!

Earthquake House

-Turbine Hall-

Drop, cover, and hold on during simulations of two PacNW earthquakes at magnitudes of 5.6 and 6.8!

Roots of Wisdom

– Life Hall –

Explore the meeting of the traditional knowledge of indigenous communities and cutting–edge science.