OMSI After Dark

Date: August 27, 2014
Cost: OAD $13 Non-Members, $6.50 Members, Free OAD Members
Located at: OMSI Time: 7-11pm   Access: 21+ Only, ID Required

Under the Sea. Getting to the bottom of the ocean at OMSI After Dark

Sharks, surfing and science all in one place. Dive deep into all-things-ocean to understand the fun and the mystery that makes up the deep blue.

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 7pm, but unless noted, all activities occur throughout the night

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

Demonstrations & Activities

Planktonic Plastics

How does litter and plastic affect oceanic ecosystems, and what challenges do we face in keeping these environments clean?

Sustainable Seafood

Learn about the process of getting food from the ocean to the plate and how you can make informed decisions to support sustainable practices.

Shark Dissection

Shark week may be over, but it’s never too late to examine these misunderstood monsters.

Wave Power

It may not be as popular as wind or solar, but there are massive amounts of energy in the surf. The question is, how do we harness it?

Hawaiian Craft Activity: Lei Making

Themed Vendors

Features & Shows

Learn to Hula Dance with Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a
7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 PM
Join us as Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a shares their love of hula dancing at OMSI After Dark! Includes performances & lessons.

Under the Sea Raffle - Enter to Win at OMSI After Dark
Entries are limited to one per person. You do not need to be present to win.
- Bed, Breakfast & Brew Package at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda includes an ocean view room, a taster tray of Pelican Pub & Brewery and a $25 dining credit for the Pelican Pub.
- $20 gift certificate to Bruce's Candy Kitchen, home of award winning salt water taffy, handmade chocolates and much more!
- Discounts at the Tillamook Cheese Factory.
- Paddling lessons with Next Adventure.

Featured Exhibit: Dinosaurs Unearthed
Dinosaurs Unearthed is a comprehensive exhibition that explores the exciting discovery of feathered dinosaurs and their connection to modern day birds.

Food & Drink

Happy Hour
5-7pm 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: Brewfest
Wed. Sep. 24, 6-10pm at OMSI
Science is Brewing. 4th annual Brewfest at OMSI After Dark. Don’t just drink beer, learn beer! At…
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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.