We are dedicated to making OMSI accessible to everyone and your museum experience comfortable and enjoyable. Employees and volunteers are available throughout the museum and can be identified by their OMSI photo ID badges.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchairs are available at the Turbine Hall entrance gate desk, and motorized scooters at the Featured entrance gate desk, at no charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. ID is required as a deposit. All exhibit and lab areas are wheelchair/scooter accessible with the exception of the USS Blueback submarine. While all exhibits and labs are visual, many have additional auditory or tactile components that invite visitor participation. Staff are available to assist visitors in all exhibit and lab areas.

Parking & Entrance

There are eight accessible parking spaces available including two van-accessible spaces. Visitors may be dropped off and picked up at the loading area in front of the main entrance. Parking is $5.00, and discounted for members. The barrier-free entrance to OMSI is located at the far right hand side of the main entrance. This door is fully accessible with push button entry.


Theory reinvents the dining experience and invites guests inside the kitchen. Choose from hand-tossed pizzas, fresh salads, artisan sandwiches, and more. Through exhibits and events, Theory encourages visitors to explore the science of food.

For a quick breakfast, lunch, or movie snack, visit the Empirical Theater café. Sodas, juices, popcorn, pastries, sandwiches and an assortment of healthy snacks are available along with a full espresso menu featuring Caffee Vita coffee.

Theater Services

Information: 503.797.4640

The Empirical Theater has an upper level wheelchair accesible entrance and theater restrooms.

Planetarium Services

Information: 503.797.4610

The planetarium can accommodate four visitors with wheelchairs. Scripts for presentations are available on request.

Submarine Services

Information: 503.797.4624

Due to vertical ladder emergency escape routes and the unique nature of the submarine, there is no access for visitors with wheelchairs or strollers beyond the public dock. A video tour is located inside the museum for all visitors. Scripts of tours are available on request.

Other Services

Professional Aides:

If a visitor with a disability is accompanied by a professional aide, the aide's museum admission is free. One aide per visitor.

Service Animals:

Service animals are welcome throughout the entire museum.

Restrooms & Drinking Fountains:

Restrooms and drinking fountains are located throughout the museum and are wheelchair accessible. Family restrooms are available in Science Playground.


Elevators are through the entrance gate to the left of the Ticket Desk, just past the Science Store on the left, and at the end of Turbine Hall on the left.


Lockers are near the OMSI Auditorium and on the second floor adjacent to Science Playground.

Pay Phones:

Pay telephones are located: outside the museum near the Planetarium entrance, and at the end of the Planetarium hallway near the restrooms.


An ATM is located in the hallway toward the Theater lobby, just past the Science Store entrance on the right.

First Aid:

First Aid is located at the Ticket Desk or ask any staff member for assistance.

Travel Information

Hotels & Motels:

OMSI is proud to be a partner of Travel Portland. For visitor information and hotel reservations, please visit or call toll-free 1 (877) PORTLAND.

Recreational Vehicle Parks:

Please visit the State of Oregon travel website for information on RV parks in and around Portland.

Bus Routes:

Several TriMet bus routes pass near OMSI.

For the latest information about TriMet routes and schedules, please call TriMet customer service at 503.238.RIDE or visit the TriMet website. You can use their online Trip Planner to find the best route from your location to OMSI, which is located at 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214.

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