Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

OMSI building
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry complex on the east bank of the Willamette River in Portland. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Founded in 1944, OMSI is one of the nation’s leading science museums with an international reputation in science education. Today, the museum serves over 1 million visitors at the museum and through off-si​te education programs. OMSI is ranked as one of the top science centers in the United States and has an international reputation for its innovative exhibits and educational programs. Our mission is to inspire curiosity by creating engaging science-learning experiences for students of all ages and backgrounds. We foster experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and we help our community make smart, informed choices. 

We are dedicated to helping people build the confidence and skills they need for whatever the future holds through hands-on, high-quality learning experiences in the museum, at our world-class resident camps and as part of the largest statewide science education program in the country. OMSI is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that receives no state or local tax support and relies on admissions, memberships, and donations to continue our educational mission, programs, and exhibit development. OMSI is open Tuesday – Sunday and all holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas.​


Erin Graham, President and CEO; 
Alistair Firmin, Board Chair
Address: 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland 97214-3354
Phone: 503-797-4000