School & Group Catalog

Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: 4-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Learn about the constellations, planets and celestial highlights that can be seen above the Pacific Northwest over the course of the year.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: PreK-4 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes—a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Planetarium Grade Level: PreK-4 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes—a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Physical, Tech + Engineering

Using an array of common materials, students build bridges, towers and structures during four consecutive sessions. Please note this program will take place over multiple days.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-8 Topic: Tech + Engineering

Students work in small groups using common materials to build a bridge that meets certain criteria.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-8 Topic: Physical

Learn how electricity and magnetism make our modern world possible by looking at magnets, motors and generators.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-6 Topic: Physical, Early Childhood

Students experience how musical sounds are produced and try some unusual musical instruments.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Physical, Early Childhood

View spectacular demonstrations of unusual physics, including the vacuum chamber, the Van de Graaff generator and the Tesla coil.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-2 Topic: Physical, Tech + Engineering, Early Childhood
Playing with gears, wheels, levers and inclined planes, students learn the ways simple machinery makes our lives easier. Learn More >
Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Students will learn about the search for life in the solar system and beyond, and discuss extreme environments where life is found on Earth.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Students will discover the secrets of the Moon, our closest planetary neighbor and companion, as we make our way around the Sun.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 2-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Students will learn how to locate prominent constellations and discover how star patterns are used for communication, navigation and timekeeping.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 3-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Students will learn about the scale of the universe and explore observable patterns of change that arise from the motions of the Sun, Moon, Earth, stars and galaxies.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Students will explore the Earth's atmosphere and learn how seasons, air currents, and pressure influence weather.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-12 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

OMSI’s portable, museum-quality planetarium brings the night sky inside with live presentations or films.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-8 Topic: Earth + Space

In this class about climate change, students will study scientific clues in air, water and ice while considering the relationship between human choices and the future of our environment.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-3 Topic: Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Students become fossil-digging paleontologists and learn how to reassemble a complete dinosaur from just a few pieces.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 3-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Through the latest in CGI technology, BBC Earth invites you to take an extraordinary journey back in time to the Alaska of 70 million years ago.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-8 Topic: Physical

Learn all about the pHabulous world of acids, bases and indicators using chemicals like dry ice and disappearing ink.

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Program: At Your School Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Physical, Early Childhood

Students help OMSI staff conduct experiments that vividly demonstrate the predictable (and sometimes unpredictable) reactions of matter.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: K-8 Topic: Life, Early Childhood

Students get up close and personal with live snakes, lizards and turtles in order to study the features which make reptiles unique.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: 4-8 Topic: Earth + Space

Young geologists discover the amazing and sometimes surprising properties of the rocks beneath our feet.

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Program: At Your School Format: Assemblies Grade Level: K-12 Topic: Physical, Early Childhood

Juggling, acrobatics and the irresistible force of levity demonstrate the significance and relevance of physics.

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Program: At Your School Format: Class/Lab Grade Level: PreK-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space, Life, Physical, Early Childhood

Bring the spirit of OMSI to your community. We fill 10 to 12 tables with science equipment and challenges guaranteed to thrill youngsters, perplex adults and offer an unforgettable science experience.

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Program: Field Trip @ OMSI Format: Films Grade Level: 3-12, Adult Topic: Earth + Space

Sea Monsters brings to life the most bizzare, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit Earth's oceans. The film weaves together a series of paleontological digs from around the globe as scientists seek to answer questions about Earth's ancient oceans.

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