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.

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 or free 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.

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 and some parts of our featured exhibit, Mazes. 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.


The Empirical Theater has an upper level wheelchair accessible entrance and theater restrooms. Information: 503.797.4640


The planetarium can accommodate four visitors with wheelchairs. Scripts for presentations are available on request. Information: 503.797.4610


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. Information: 503.797.4624

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome throughout the entire museum.