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!

Oozing Pumpkin

6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30
A new twist on the classic “Jack-o-Lantern vomiting its seeds”.

Smashing Pumpkins

6:50, 7:50, 8:50
Cooler than the band, see what happens when frozen gourds come face to face with a big hammer.

Fire Breathing Pumpkin

7:10, 8:10, 9:10
A candle in a Jack-o-Lantern is just the beginning.

Mortuary Science Lecture

7 & 8:30 PM in the Planetarium

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

Laser Halloween

7:30 & 9:15 PM in the Planetarium - seating is limited & available on a frist come, first served basis.

Enjoy a free laser show! Spooky lasers, eerie scenes, and ghoulish dances! Get into the Halloween spirit with Thriller, Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, and other frighteningly good tunes. Bring your best (and ghastliest) dance moves for this chilling good time! Set list includes: Thriller by Michael Jackson, O Fortuna (Carmina Burana) by C. Orff, Beetlejuice Theme by Danny Elfman, Ghostbusters by Ray Parker, Jr., People are Strange by The Doors, Superstition by Stevie Wonder, In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt) by E. Grieg.

BloodyVox: Nightmare on Northrup

6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 PM in the Auditorium

Screaming with mirth and terrible beauty, Nightmare on Northrup is a wickedly entertaining tribute to BodyVox's favorite time of year. Featuring new work by Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, this fresh installment of the Halloween Classic, BloodyVox is a dance theater experience that mines cinema and folklore to bring All Hallow's Eve to life. Bring your friends, and family, and loves to hold save and protect you from things that go bump in the night!

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.

Murder Mystery Game

Check in at the Main Lobby
Foul play is afoot and OMSI needs your help! Join us for Blood Chemistry, an interactive scavenger hunt in which teams compete to solve a murder and apprehend the guilty party. Teams are limited to 6 players. Game design by Robert LaCosse with special thanks to Game Lab Oregon and GameStorm game convention.

Features & Shows

4th Annual OMSI After Dark Spirits Tasting

Use your shot glass and tokens to sample spirits from these local distilleries:
4 Spirits Distillery Aria GinBeam Spirits Bendistillery Big Bottom Whiskey Black Rock Spirits Brown Forman Group Clear Creek Distillery Distillinghead Dogwood Distillery Eastside Distilling Hood River Distillers Judy Bennett's Bloody Mary's New Deal Distillery Pok Pok Som. So Cold Cocktails Strong Water Beverages Subrosa Treehouse Chocolate Vivacity Spirits Wild Roots Vodka Ye Ol Grog Distillery
Broadway Cab Orycon 36 Photo Booth by Phototainment Punkin' Chunkin' Airbrush Face Painting by Roger Witter, provided by State Farm
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.

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