OMSI After Dark

Date: April 30, 2014
Cost: After Dark $13 Non-Members, $7 Members, FREE OAD Members
Located at: OMSI Time: 6-10pm   Access: 21+ Only, ID Required

Pirates! OMSI After Dark takes to the high seas.

Climb aboard and try your hand at sword fighting, ship building, and hostage negotiation.

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

Canister Cannon

Explore the pirate science of explosions and projectile motion. It’s guaranteed to be a blast!

Natural Navigation

Nature is full of navigational tools whether it be Earth’s magnetic field or the movement of celestial bodies across the sky. You just need to know where to look.

Do As I Say, Knot As I Do

Rope and knots may seem like simple technology, but can you wrap your head around our challenges or will they tangle your mind? 

Ahoy Ye Scurvy Dog

Take a look a vitamin C and why it’s so important to the health of swashbucklers everywhere.

Pirate Themed Vendors Academia Duellatoria Island Sailing Club PDXYAR Pirate Bread Red Troll Forge The Kings Navy Ye Old Grog Distillery

Features & Shows

Pirates of Penzance
7, 8:30 PM in the Auditorium
The Portland Opera presents a preview of "The Pirates of Penzance". A young apprentice's overzealous passion for his duty ends in an absurd meeting of pirates, policemen and of course, the girl he loves.

Fencing Demonstration with Academia Duellatoria
6:45, 7:45 & 8:45 PM in the Featured Hallway
Learn the fundamentals of the sword and buckler system, including the bascis of angle and unbalancing work against an opponent applicable to modern self defence.

Pirate Quartet
7, 8 & 9 PM in Theory
Listen to live pirate music, performed in full pirate regalia.

Featured Exhibit: Tony Hawk | Rad Science
Get into the science behind extreme sports. Test your balance while trying out classic tricks, experiment with the laws of motion, and re-live Tony Hawk's first 900 in the "Vert Theater" - all in a realistic skate park setting.

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.

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OMSI After Dark: Under the Sea
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OMSI After Dark: Brewfest
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OMSI After Dark: Spirits
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