We’re in love with OMSI!!

Last week, the girls took a chemistry class for primary-age homeschoolers at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  We came early, and spent much of our time in the Science Playground (a free-exploration area for those 5 and under.)  We haven’t had such a fun outing since our trip to Hood River.  The girls keep talking about what a great day it was.

I couldn’t go into the chemistry class with them, since Tum Tum wouldn’t keep his safety goggles on (yup, even 5 month-olds have to wear safety goggles in the chemistry workshop!), so we chatted with the other moms outside. 

After the workshop – more exploration, this time downstairs in the physics area with the other homeschool kids.  We were there from 10:30-3pm!  We would have stayed longer, but Little Hen had to get to Girl Scouts.

I think an OMSI membership is something we have to look into.  It would make a great place for us to run around on rainy winter days, and provide a great opportunity for immense amounts of learning.

5 thoughts on “We’re in love with OMSI!!”

  1. That looks fun! I haven’t been there since I was a kid and they were in the old building up by the zoo. I keep meaning to take the kids there when we are down visiting family, but haven’t made it yet. Memberships are definitely the way to go, we do that up here, too.

  2. What a wonderfully fun place to spend a few hours. I wish we had something like that here. And I loved your last post because I love fresh peas right from the pod. We have been winter here for nearly 2 months now so it is nice to others still have fall.

  3. We have something similar over here in the UK, and it’s amazing for the children!! They can touch everything and go everywhere, and children learn so much like that, don’t they? 🙂

  4. when we visit family in portland, omsi is always on our short list of things to do. i think i have as much fun (if not more) as the wee one!

  5. I highly recommend a membership. We have one to our children’s museum, which looks similar to this place. We go weekly, and the boys now have to be dragged out after four hours. Alternately, our natural history museum has free afternoons–does this one?

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