OMSI After Dark

Date: October 29, 2014
Cost: Spirits Tasting+OAD $25 Non-Members, $15 Members, $5 OAD Members         OAD only $13 Non-Members, $6.50 Members, Free OAD Members
Located at: OMSI Time: 6-10pm   Access: 21+ Only, ID Required

Ghosts, goblins, and whiskey, oh my! Get in the spirit and celebrate Halloween at OMSI After Dark – costumes encouraged!

Whiskey, vodka, you know the difference? Expand your horizons and taste the difference between grain and potato vodka while local distilleries share the secrets of their craft. 

Spirits Tasting package includes souvenir shot glass and 10 tasting tokens. Additional tokens will be available for $1 each. 

Science nerds unite for childfree, brain-building science fun at OMSI After Dark!

Want to get a head start on the science fun? Drink up at happy hour starting at 5pm in Theory, a new eatery at OMSI. 


Tips for a Great Experience:

  • We recommend purchasing your ticket(s) online in advance
  • Carpooling is encouraged
  • Bring cash for bars (credit cards accepted in Theory)
  • Event begins at 6pm, but unless noted, all activities occur throughout the night

Contact: OMSI’s Events Team Call: 503.797.4642 Email: Buy

Demonstrations & Activities

Whiskey Water Switch

Don’t be dense! Come learn how to get water and whiskey to switch glasses without pouring!

Money to Burn

Cash and alcohol. A combustive combination

Cloud in a Bottle

Use pressure and alcohol to make a cloud in a bottle!

Mortuary Science Lecture

7 & 8 PM in the Planetarium

Elizabeth Fournier, the Green Reaper of Boring, Oregon, presents the mortuary science of green burial.

AWOL Dance Collective

6:45-8:15 PM - Main Lobby
Mingling the worlds of dance and aerial, AWOL ignites a wonder and curiosity of what can happen when a human body takes flight.

Spirits-Themed Vendors

Features & Shows

4th Annual OMSI After Dark Spirits Tasting

Use your shot glass and tokens to sample spirits from these local distilleries:

Featured Exhibition: Animation
Explore the many sides of animation, including storyboarding, character design, and drawing techniquest to movement, timing, filming and sound. Larger-than-life graphics of popular Cartoon Network characters provide a colorful backdrop to the exhibit, which also examins the history of animation and features a screening room and a cartoon museum.

Food & Drink

Happy Hour
5-6pm in Theory
Get a jump start on the fun with happy hour in Theory, a re-imagined museum eatery that reinvents the dining experience. Enjoy food and drink specials for one hour prior to OMSI After Dark.


OMSI's eatery, Theory, will be open from 5-9:30pm. Come see where food meets science and check out the delivious menu featuring pizza, salad, fries and more!

Beer and wine will be available at two bars throughout the museum and in Theory.

Upcoming OMSI After Dark Events

OMSI After Dark: Spirits
Wed. Oct. 29, 6-10pm at OMSI
Spirits. Celebrate with spirits at OMSI After Dark. Ghosts, goblins, and whiskey, oh my! Get in the…
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OMSI After Dark: Fire & Ice
Wed. Dec. 3, 6-10pm at OMSI
Fire & Ice. OMSI After Dark gets hot (and cold). Where else can you find Antarctic researchers…
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Private Events

Looking to host your own event?

OMSI offers event space that can accommodate 12-2,500 people with sustainable food services provided by Bon Appétit. Our interactive exhibits and riverfront views makes OMSI your unique event destination.