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OMSI Turbine Hall Entrance by Thomas Hayden

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Thomas Hayden Thomas Hayden
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0.24 Gigapixels
Date added
Feb 20, 2011
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Feb 20, 2011

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Step inside Turbine Hall or exit out to your Tour of the USS Blueback fast-attack submarine.
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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.
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Earthquake House
"Drop, cover, and hold on" in OMSI's newly renovated Earthquake House, where you can experience simulations of two earthquakes that happened in the Pacific Northwest—one a magnitude 5.6 and the other a 6.8! Find out how likely damage from natural disasters is to occur in your neighborhood using the new Natural Hazards in Portland computer kiosk. Print out and take home hazard information about your neighborhood and tips on preparing for such events.
Engineer It!
This 7300 square foot exhibit in the main area of the Turbine Hall. It introduces the principles of engineering with fun and challenging hands-on activities, including bridge building sets, CAD workstations, and boat building kits.
Launch water rockets, climb into a replica of the Gemini space capsule, learn about planetary orbits, and much more when you visit the Space exhibit in OMSI's Turbine Hall.
More Power To You!
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and supported by PGE, More Power to You! explores the history of electrification in the Pacific Northwest, and the challenges of balancing our need for power with resource conservation.
Light and Color
View a variety of amazingly lifelike holograms, split white light into a rainbow of colors, discover the physics behind reflection, and uncover the science behind periscopes.
The Vernier Technology Lab features engaging, in-depth units on different aspects of technology, including Security, Biomedical, Robots and Computers, Communications, and Household Technology. The units rotate frequently, so that every time you visit OMSI you'll find something new to do in the lab!

The Chemistry Lab offers a wide variety of hands-on experiments and activities, and gives visitors the opportunity to safely mix, measure, and pour chemicals. The Chem Lab website is also the home of Experiencing Chemistry, a unique online resource for chemistry curriculum and engaging experiments.

Discover the hair-raising effects of static electricity with the Van de Graff Generator and view some of the first phonographs ever made at the Physics Lab.

In the Laser and Holography Lab, visitors can explore laser light show effects, investigate the refraction properties of water, and learn how holograms are created.
Control your own robot! OMSI's tech lab has a remote-controlled LEGO robot that you can watch and control through our online interface! Check it out for yourself!
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Explore technology with these cool online activities!
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The Air Travelers website is a great way to learn about the science and technology behind hot air balloons and lighter-than-air ships.
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Water Works is an online teacher's resource exploring water fountains.
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OMSI's Guide to Online Science Resources
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Looking for more information about technology and the physical sciences? Keep exploring with our Guide to Online Science Resources!

OMSI seeks to inspire wonder.
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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.

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