Portland, May 3rd, 2013. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) celebrated 20 years in its riverfront home and the visionary leaders who have helped OMSI inspire generations of scientists, innovators, and community leaders. Matt Hoerstch, Silva Chambers, David & Courtney Angeli, Jon Jaqua, Gina and Max Williams, Barbara & Rick Wollenberg, & OMSI Board of Trustee member Kimberly Cooper enjoy the OMSI Gala paddle raise.

Claris Poppert & Harry Demorest are recognized for their leadership of the Water Avenue Capital Campaign that made OMSI's current location possible

Claris Poppert & Harry Demorest are recognized for their leadership of the Water Avenue Capital Campaign that made OMSI’s current location possible

The OMSI Gala was attended by over 350 people and raised important funds for life-changing science learning opportunities for children and families throughout Oregon. The OMSI 2013 Gala raised more than $618,000.

 Lynn and Scottie Johnson, 2013 Gala Co-Chairs

Lynn and Scottie Johnson, 2013 Gala Co-Chairs

 Howard Hedinger & Blake Hedinger Bruun

Howard Hedinger & Blake Hedinger Bruun

Scott and Judy South, 2013 Gala Co-Chairs

Scott and Judy South, 2013 Gala Co-Chairs

About OMSI:

Our Mission

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.

OMSI is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and relies on admissions, memberships, and donations to continue our educational mission, programs, and exhibits.


Our Core Values

We seek to inspire wonder by providing engaging science learning experiences because we value:

Learning: teaching, asking questions, sharing, experimentation

Creativity: making (new) mistakes, sharing ideas, innovating, pushing the envelope

Integrity: publishing visitor comments, staying open to criticism, having pride in our work, presenting accurate science, supporting honest communication