ON VIEW AT OMSI

Five unique halls include a hands-on Science Playground for visitors six and under and Earth Hall featuring Science on a Sphere. Build your brainpower with over 200 interactive exhibits and labs for all ages in renewable energy, global climate, health and wellness, chemistry, engineering, technology, and more.



Featured Exhibition: Dinosaurs Unearthed

May 23, 2014 — Sep 2, 2014


Stare the mighty T. rex in the eye and it might just blink back. Featuring animatronic dinosaurs and complete skeletons, Dinosaurs Unearthed uses the latest in fossil evidence to take a captivating look at the dinosaurs’ fascinating — and feathered — history.

INCLUDED IN GENERAL ADMISSION
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What I Eat

Dec 19, 2012 — current

Free - Located within Theory Eatery Space

Ever wondered what a boy in Bangladesh eats for lunch? How about a sumo wrestler in Japan or a camel herder in Egypt?

Based on Faith D’Aluisio and Peter Menzel’s wildly popular book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, OMSI’s new photography exhibit invites you to explore what the food we eat says about how we live and who we are.

The exhibit features portraits of 20 people from around the world and the food they eat in the course of a day – right down to serving size and caloric value. Ranging from 800 to 8400 calories, fresh ingredients to processed staples, rich and hearty to lean and light, the differences in a single day’s worth of food provide a glimpse into the way people (live and eat) all over the globe.






Mind To Hand: Art, Science, and Creative Collission!

Jun 6, 2014 — Sep 28, 2014


What sparks creativity? What does art have to tell us about science? How does science inspire artistic decisions? In the hands of eleven talented master artists – 60+ years – materials become objects of beauty, whimsy, and wit. MIND TO HAND explores this intersection and demonstrates the mutual benefits, exciting outcomes, and new ways to see our world when art and science collide!




Earth Hall

From satellites above to sewers below, explore the incredible science of planet Earth, including exhibits on environmental hazards and global climate.

Life Hall

Explore the nature of human growth and development, including the mysteries of aging, the consequences of dangerous decibels, and the impact of advancing technology on health care and choices.

Science Labs

Hands-on lab experiences in chemistry, technology, physics, and more!

Turbine Hall

Build an aqueduct. Program a robot. Feel an earthquake.You'll learn how technology and the physical sciences affect today and change tomorrow.

Science Playground

Science Playground is OMSI's exhibit hall for kids 6 and younger and their families. Located on the second floor, Science Playground is a colorful and vibrant place for kids to explore.

Getting Here

Field Trips

Maximize learning and fun! Choose from exhibits, reserved labs, theater films, planetarium shows, stage programs and submarine tours. Group rates available on weekdays for groups of 12 or more, advance reservation required.