Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), 1945 S.E. Water Ave., offers more than 200 hands-on exhibits in five thematic halls as well as eight labs. Learning is enhanced through participation in experiments, demonstrations and classes. Visitors can uncover a fossil, experience an earthquake, become an engineer, examine the lives of forest animals, discover the intricacies of the human body and learn about space exploration. Planetarium and laser shows also are given daily.
Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.