During this 45-minute long guided tour, you will get to peer through a periscope, touch a torpedo, climb in a bunk in the crew's quarters, and much more. You will learn how a submarine works and get a glimpse into how a crew of 85 lived and worked within the Blueback's hull for months at a time.
Approx. 45 mins. | Ages 3 and above.
Flight of the Butterflies
A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey through the story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their remote hideaway in the mountains of Mexico.
Duration: 25 or 44 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Impossible Science LIVE!
Jason Latimer, World Champion of Magic and the Curator of Impossible Science, will change your understanding of what is possible!
Impossible Science LIVE’s unique blend of science and magic takes audiences on the journey of making the impossible possible through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. From the foundation of all science and discovery to the leading edge of technology and innovation, this live performance demonstrates how the right question changes everything. Latimer integrates all fields of science into mind-blowing illusions that will inspire your sense of wonder.
Learn how to see beyond the illusion! Challenge your understanding of physics as Latimer walks through solid objects. Discover the power of curiosity and chemistry as he forms water into objects. From bending light with his hands to drawings that come to life, you will not want to miss this wonderful science experience.
“Our next cure, next technology, or next revolutionary change will come from a question that has never been asked. It's wonder that changes the world. It’s the right question that changes everything.”
Duration: Approx 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages | Please note: OMSI member passes may not be redeemed for admission to this special event - thank you.
Museum admission not required in addition to the show ticket.
Australia's Great Wild North
Australia’s Great Wild North is an epic voyage through some of the wildest territory on Earth. Home to rich wetlands and remote rainforests, it is a place of extremes where huge bushfires ravage the ancient landscape during the summer and ferocious thunderstorms bring torrential rain and flooding over the winter monsoon season.
The area’s coasts and rivers harbor several species of shark, while the plains are guarded by territorial buffalo and venomous snakes. In a land once traversed by dinosaurs, one of their deadly relatives still thrives there today: the salt water crocodile. The region’s apex predator, the salt water crocodile has inhabited the planet in almost identical form for over 200 million years.
From the wild Kimberly coast, across mysterious Arnhem Land and on to the tropical rainforests of Cape York, journey through some of the world’s most beautiful and rugged landscapes in this incredible scientific adventure.
Duration: 25 or 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Starry Nights Live!
Learn about the interesting stories of the constellations and others in this live presentation in OMSI's Kendall Planetarium. It is not just stars everyone can see in the night sky—planets, constellations, zodiac, shooting stars and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer. Topics will change monthly and graphics will be programmed accordingly. All shows are hosted and narrated live by OMSI space science educator.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Elmo and Big Bird live in the United States and Hu Hu Zhu lives far away in China, but they discovered that they still see the same stars at night! The word for star in Chinese is “xing xing” (pronounced sing sing). How many “xing xing” do you see in this sky?
When Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu "travel" to the moon, they discover some basic but surprising scientific facts. For example, they can't fly a kite there because there is no wind. The fuzzy friends then excitedly realize that children like to fly kites in both China and the United States!
Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story narrated by Chris Evans, our best friends are also real-life superheroes.
Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa.
As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!
Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages
An IMAX Entertainment and Cosmic Picture film presented by Mars Petcare. Local support for Superpower Dogs provided by Banfield Pet Hospital.
National Parks Adventure
Explore the wilds of America in this new giant-screen film as big as the outdoors!
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches.
Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.
A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc. Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
Local support for National Parks Adventure provided by Airstream Adventures Northwest.
Stars focuses on the lives of the stars, how they are born, how they die, and how human understanding of the stars has changed over time. From Native Americans to Newton, from the electromagnetic spectrum to Einstein, audiences will explore nebulae, star clusters, pulsars, black holes, and more. The program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill.
Laser Romance Under the Stars takes on "light-hearted" romantic songs in laser light!
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos … and our imaginations. Travel through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull?
Duration: 25 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Reel Science: The Divided Brain
FEB 25, 2020 | 6:30PM (doors at 6:15PM) | All Ages | Free Parking
6:30PM | Intro and Movie: The Divided Brain (Duration 1hr 18mins | Rating: NR | Year: 2019)
8:00PM | Panel discussion with moderator: Debra Pearce-McCall, PhD, Psychologist, Founder of Prosilient Minds
- Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT, Co-Founder of Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind
- George A. Keepers, MD, Carruthers Professor & Chair, Dept of Psychiatry at OHSU
- Shannon McClure, Art Integration Specialist, The Right Brain Initiative, RACC
ABOUT THE FILM
A film which explores a radical new idea - is there an imbalance between our brain hemispheres that is affecting how we live in our modern society?
THE DIVIDED BRAIN is the mind-altering documentary inspired by the book, “The Master and His Emissary” by Iain McGilchrist. It features Iain McGilchrist with dueling scientists that include Onur Gunturkun, Jill Bolte Taylor, Leroy Little Bear, Colwyn Trevarthen, and more plus the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, actor John Cleese, and your brain.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Debra Pearce-McCall is a licensed clinician and an executive and leadership coach. Since 2005, Dr. Pearce-McCall has been an educator, innovator, and leader in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, focusing on translating science into meaningful and impactful applications for leaders, coaches, and clinicians. She serves on the board of directors and helped to grow the international organization for people from multiple disciplines who apply IPNB in their work, the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (Iain McGilchrist is on the advisory board of GAINS), and she developed and teaches Ethics through an IPNB lens, currently offered through PCC. Dr. Pearce-McCall has published numerous articles and is working on a book about relational neuroscience and everyday leadership moments.
Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT is a therapist, mentor, and author who delights in integrating the discoveries of relational neuroscience into the art of therapy. For 28 years, her work has focused on supporting trauma survivors and those with significant attachment wounds reshape their neural landscape to support a life of meaning, resilience, and warm relationships. Her books include Being a Brain-Wise Therapist, The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook, The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process (co-edited with Susan Gantt), and The Heart of Trauma (based on the work of Stephen Porges and Iain McGilchrist).
George A. Keepers, MD, was named Chair and to the Carruthers professorship in the Department of Psychiatry in the OHSU School of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Keepers, a 1977 graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, completed residency training at OHSU in 1981. Under his leadership the residency training program developed into a top tier training program. In 2001, Dr. Joseph Bloom, Dean emeritus, asked Dr. Keepers to serve as interim chair of the department. As interim chair, Dr. Keepers has emphasized growth in the research mission of the department and enhancement of its excellent educational programs. His current clinical and research interests are in the field of neuropsychiatry. He is particularly interested in Attention Deficit Disorder and is the director of the OHSU Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic.
Shannon McClure has worked together with youth, families, artists, community leaders, educators and administrators to generate movements for positive change over the past 14 years in Portland. Ms. McClure is an Arts Integration Specialist with the Regional Arts and Culture Council, a K-12 teacher, and a former assistant principal. In 2018, she founded Our Turn, a community resource for Equity based experiential learning and coaching. Through adult and youth education, professional development for teachers, and equity policy, she seeks to promote better outcomes for historically marginalized populations. Ms. McClure has a background as a gallery curator and visual artist as well, most recently returning from an artist residency in Arusha, Tanzania this past December.
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies and documentaries to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. All ages are welcome.
The Empirical Cafe will be open serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
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