OMSI 75th Birthday Celebration!

TUE, NOV. 12 - SUN, NOV. 17

OMSI is proud to celebrate 75 years of science and technology education in Oregon and beyond. Your continued support helps us inspire curiosity and wonder for you and the next generation of children, adults, educators, and scientists. 

 

We're counting down the days with creative, messy, and fiery science experiments. Come help us blow UP our birthday candles—for the love of science! See scheduled activities below:

 

TUESDAY 11/12:

 

2:30 PM | Diet Soda/Mentos Craziness 

Soda and Mentos make quite an eruption. We plan to scale up and go big for OMSI's Birthday!

 

WEDNESDAY 11/13:

 

1:00 PM | Hydrogen Balloon Explosions 

Explosions! Need we say more?

 

3:30 PM | Sugar Flares with Birthday Cake!

Sometimes you put candles on a cake... sometimes you use chemistry to turn the cake into a flare.

 

THURSDAY 11/14:

 

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | "Before OMSI or Since OMSI" Game

Test your knowledge of recent scientific discoveries by classifying events as happening either before OMSI was established, or after.

 

1:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Birthday Cupcake Flame Thrower

Most people blow out the candles on a cake, OMSI prefers to blow up the candle.

 

3:30 PM | Sugar Flares with Birthday Cake!

Sometimes you put candles on a cake... sometimes you use chemistry to turn the cake into a flare.

 

FRIDAY 11/15:

 

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Musical Tesla Coils

Tesla Coils make lightning. And with the right song, those lightning bolts can sing and dance!

 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Best of OMSI Experiments

A collection of our favorite experiments for visitors to try - flubber, color changing fire, and more!

 

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | "Before OMSI or Since OMSI" Game

Test your knowledge of recent scientific discoveries by classifying events as happening either before OMSI was established, or after.

 

2:30 AM - 7:00 PM: Birthday Cards to OMSI (paper circuits)

Help us celebrate OMSI's birthday by creating electirc, light-up birthday cards for science.

 

3:30 PM Sugar Flares with Birthday Cake!

Sometimes you put candles on a cake... sometimes you use chemistry to turn the cake into a flare.

 

SATURDAY 11/16:

 

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | "Before OMSI or Since OMSI" Game

Test your knowledge of recent scientific discoveries by classifying events as happening either before OMSI was established, or after.

 

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Spin Art Saturday 

Show off your creative ideas by adding paint to a spinning disk and see how your creation spins to life.

 

3:30 PM | Sugar Flares with Birthday Cake!

Sometimes you put candles on a cake... sometimes you use chemistry to turn the cake into a flare

 

SUNDAY 11/17:

 

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Spin Art Sunday

Show off your creative ideas by adding paint to a spinning disk and see how your creation spins to life