Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland

I noticed this comment left on the Facebook fan page for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland on Saturday:

Amoeba – Protozoa (single “simple” cell, “simple” form of life) Turned into a: Human (Trillions of different cells, 11 complex systems, numerous organs, thought process, emotions, 5 senses, teeth, knee caps, gender, etc. etc. etc.) How does one turn into another as OMSI teaches? I like the good science I saw, but was really saddened by the anti-God propaganda.

The person who left that comment is a youth pastor in Idaho and a fan of the Creation Museum on Facebook. Can folks just understand that a “science” museum is not into teaching about or promoting religion?

Today I visited OMSI for the first time – what a cool museum. We were there only a few hours, and one of those hours was taken up by my interview for a science education internship this summer. Patrick was overly tired, so we decided that he and I will come back later in the week while Catherine is at her library conference to explore some more. Plus, we bought a family pass!

Here are some photos from today:

OMSI, Portland, OR

OMSI, Portland, OR

Curiosity

OMSI inspires curiosity

Samson the T. rex

Samson the T. rex

Who is Samson?

Samson the T. rex

Samson the T. rex

Patrick & I in an earthquake simulator

Patrick & I in an earthquake simulator

Time for pulleys

Time for pulleys

Going down

Going down

View from OMSI

View from OMSI

Another view of Portland & Willamette River

Another view of Portland & Willamette River

w/ Patrick

w/ Patrick

Evolution book in The Science Store

Evolution book in The Science Store

Lines for "Hubble," which opened there today at the IMAX

Lines for "Hubble," which opened there today at the IMAX (I liked the name of the cafe - Galileo's)

More photos here.

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6 thoughts on “Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland

  1. @Jeff- Thanks for the comment. Patrick picked the book up on his own, and said “This is about science.” Enthusiasm, indeed.

    However, while in Powell’s City of Books, he tired of hanging out with me and said, “Dad, these are you sciencey books, I want to look at kids books.”

  2. LOVE THIS!!

    My favorite is your son hugging evolution.

    Thanks for the post, the science will continue undaunted!

  3. Thanks, Brian! I see you work at OMSI – how did you come across my post?

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