Turbine Hall

Experiment with technology and the physical sciences in this hall named for the large turbine generator that serves as its focal point. Learn how technology affects our daily lives and changes our future. From giant robotic arms, to the Inventors' Ball Room, to a new suspension bridge crossing the Turbine Hall.

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Earthquake House

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.

Innovation Station

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!

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