Experiment with technology and the physical sciences in this hall named for the large turbine generator that serves as its focal point. Learn how technology affects our daily lives and changes our future. From giant robotic arms, to the Inventors' Ball Room, to a new suspension bridge crossing the Turbine Hall.
OMSI seeks to inspire wonder.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is a scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public's understanding of science and technology. OMSI makes science exciting and relevant through exhibits, programs, and experiences that are presented in an entertaining and participatory fashion.
In 1989, longtime OMSI supporter, Portland General Electric, generously donated an 18.5-acre site that held a historic sawdust-fired power generation plant. This new addition to the museum incorporated the original smokestack and turbine buildings to blend together technology of the past, present, and future.