Science Playground

Water Area

Drip, splash, fill and spill in five hands-on water tanks.
Tip! Bring a change of clothes. We provide waterproof smocks for children and adult-sized aprons, but splashing happens.


Grab a bucket, shovel, and toys to explore the physics of sand. Please be sure to remove shoes before jumping in!

Play every day.

Members visit Science Playground for free. Come as often as you like!

Infant Area

For the littlest of our learners, the soft carpet and toys encourage children 0-24 months old to develop motor skills. Plus, a colorful fish tank!


Are you ready to rock and wiggle? The OMSI Band is playing some of your favorite tunes.

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Animal Secrets

Crawl through the roots of a giant tree, venture into a cave, explore a hollow log, and investigate naturalists' tools in this fun-filled, bilingual exhibit.

Early Literacy

Head to our quiet reading tent for some story time. Share books, play with puppets, and explore materials designed to foster early literacy.

Discovery Lab

A variety of creative, hands-on activities for little ones every day including playing with flubber or watching butterflies hatch from cocoons.

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What amenities are available? Two family bathrooms, an ADA restroom, and a private nursing area add to parents' comfort.