OMSI After Dark: Animation

FEB 27, 2019 | 6-10 PM

OMSI will be open for tonight's OMSI After Dark: Animation! 


Animate your night as you discover the science behind your favorite films.


Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or sample products from local artisans.


All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!


Visit our new exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar (upcharge applies).


21+ Only | ID's Required

Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.



OMSI After Dark admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders


OMSI After Dark admission, plus entry to The Science Behind Pixar: $/non-members, $12.50/OMSI Members and $5 for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders


Sound-sational | What’s that sound? Call the shots and make some noise as a Foley artist!


OG Animation | Take a step back in time and try your hand at one of the biggest leaps in animation: the illusion of motion!


Fire & Lights | Step into the shoes of a Simulation Technical Artist to explore how simulations can bring the heat to modern animation.


Life in Technicolor | Leave behind a black and white world and experience the full spectrum of traditional animation in glorious Technicolor!


Artistic Algorithms | Stop and smell the digital roses as you design a field of flowers using computational set design!



Planetarium Laser Shows
Weird Science | 6:45 PM
Stranger Things | 7:30 PM
Bruno Mars | 8:15 PM


AWOL | 6:45 & 7:15 PM | Mingling the worlds of dance and aerial, A-WOL ignites a wonder and curiosity of what can happen when a human body takes flight.


Sculpting for Animation featuring Damon Bard | 7PM in the Empirical Theater

Animation Producer Trever Stewart and Animation Director Rob Shaw host a lecture and Q&A with Sculptor Damon Bard. Damon has worked on some of your favoriate movies! His work will be featured on never-before-seen holographic monitors by Looking Glass Factory


‘Animating for Visual Effects: Mayans M.C.’ |  8:30PM in the Empirical Theater

with Fred Ruff, Owner & Founder of Refuge VFX | Come explore the excitement of world building through animation by the creative minds at Refuge FX and their thrilling, animated show Mayans MC.


Just for Kids? Memory and Emotion in Animated Films | 9PM in the Planetarium

with Robert Ribera, PhD, Instructor of Film Studies at PSU | When we think back on childhood, some of our earliest memories are of animated films. What is it about these images that makes them linger in our minds? How can anthropmorphized animals seep into our memories, defining our experiences of loss, isolation, joy, and morality? Animation has long been dismissed as simply for children, yet the medium has an unmatched ability to tap into our emotional lives, no matter our age. This lecture will examine the ways that animation provides us with a look at the details that make us human, and why these memories linger. 


Digital One
Looking Glass Factory
One With Heart
SOU, Emerging Media & Digital Arts
SuperGenius Studio
Super Play

Uncharted Realities


1927 S'mores Company
2 Towns Ciderhouse
A&S Jerky
Gilgamesh Brewing
Heaven Hill Distillery
Imperfect Produce
NW Elixirs Spicy Cooking Sauces
Red Duck Foods
Widmer Brewing


Questions? Call 503.797.4642 or email

Ticketing questions call 503.797.4634

For more information about purchasing an OMSI After Dark Access Pass, please email or give us a call at 503.797.4000 x0