OMSI Reopens for Time-Ticketed Visits

In mid-March OMSI announced that it would be reopening in time for Oregon spring break and would continue operations Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 am-5:30 pm. 

Visitors can experience Dinosaurs Revealed, the Natural Science Hall, Empirical Theater and Kendall Planetarium shows, tour the USS Blueback Submarine and enjoy refreshments and snacks from the Empirical Café. 

Dinosaurs Revealed takes visitors on a journey back 250 million years to prehistoric North America. Get up close and personal with life-sized dinosaurs, two, detailed dinosaur cast fossils and more. 

The Empirical Theater, with its giant screen, ventures through jungles and oceans while teaching about animals like dinosaurs, sharks, dogs, crocodiles and more. 

In the Kendall Planetarium one can find constellations in the night sky, travel to the moon with Big Bird, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy and more. Most shows are offered multiple times daily.

The 45-minute tour of the USS Blueback, the US Navy’s last active duty diesel-electric submarine, is a fascinating look at this 219-foot vessel full of marvelous period artifacts. 

Tours are limited to six guests per tour, guests need to be three years of age or older and to facilitate tour operations, OMSI requests that individuals interested in purchasing only a single tour admission do so upon their arrival to OMSI.

Capacity limitations and timed ticketing have been implemented throughout the museum and OMSI strongly recommends purchasing tickets and parking online at or by calling 503.797.4000 prior to visiting. 

Guest parties may not exceed six people and those age five or older are required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth unless an accommodation for people with disabilities or other exemption applies.

To further facilitate the safety of visitors, OMSI is taking the following steps:

• Additional hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in key contact areas. 

• All hands-on exhibition components have been removed or turned off. Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place with use of an EPA-registered disinfectant that is active against coronaviruses. 

• Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned, sanitized and disinfected multiple times daily. 

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OMSI Reopens for Time-Ticketed Visits

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