Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214
USS Blueback submarine

The USS Blueback submarine at rest on the Willamette River in front of OMSI.

Photo credit: By Robert Gaskin from Vancouver, WA, US of A (USS Blueback standing guard over Portland) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a science and technology museum in Portland, Oregon. It contains exhibition halls with a variety of hands-on permanent exhibits focused on natural sciences, industry, and technology. Transient exhibits span a wider range of disciplines. It also includes a planetarium and large-screen theatre.

Notable attractions include the USS Blueback, a submarine that appeared in the 1990 film "The Hunt for Red October." It is moored to a pier adjacent to the museum.

The Turbine Hall is named for the large retired steam turbine from its days as a PGE power plant. It features exhibits about engineering, physics, chemistry, and space travel. The Life Sciences Hall, on the second floor of the museum, offers exhibits about biology.

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