OMSI After Dark: Art & Design

NOV 30 | 6-10 PM

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 taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.


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!


21+ Only | ID's Required

You don’t have to be a Picasso to get creative. Try your hand at photography, painting, sculpting and more--ugly sweaters encouraged!

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 and FREE for OMSI After Dark Members.

It’s the season for giving, so this month we’re giving OMSI Members free access to November’s "OMSI After Dark: Art and Design." 


No purchase necessary to redeem this offer. Simply come to the event on from 6-10pm and you’ll be given free admission at the Member Check-In desk(as space is available). Max of two tickets per membership. Already purchased your tickets? We'll refund you the amount for two passes when you check in!

Colorful Creations | Explore the science of colors including how light and pigments differ
Spin Art | Use physics to create a masterpiece
Zoetrope | Learn science while creating an animated adventure

Artistic Inspiration from the Microscopic World | Come find out how scientists and designers from around the world collaborated to produce stunning runway garments, and try your own hand at turning the microscopic world into art.   

First Impressions | There’s some chemistry behind that photography!

Painting with Bacteria: Making the Invisible Visible |  | Bacteria produce a variety of pigments. OMSI visitors will get to "paint" on Petri dishes with a palette of bacteria pigments in a range of bright colors.

Paper Circuits | Learn about basic circuits and how to incorporate them into your own luminous creation.

The Itsy "Bit"-sy Art Gallery | LIs it art if you can't see it with the naked eye? Learn how scientists make functional nanoelectronics using inspiration from traditional artistic methods.


730 & 830PM | The Coffers
730, 830 & 930PM | Nick Superchi: Classical Pianist
7 & 8PM | 11 Dance Co.


7PM | Sound Installation: We Are All Leaving - Field Recording & Composition with Renee Sills

8PM | Sound Installation: Acoustic Ecology & Composition - Chrysalis excerpts with Burke Jam


DRY Sparkling
Full Sail Brewing
Kombucha Wonder Drink
Krave Jerky
NW Elixirs
Portland Cider Co.
Skout Bars
Walnut City Wineworks
Water Ave Coffee


Bloom & Grow
David Grimes Calligraphy

Helioscope Studio
Henna Tattoos
Jones Sculpture Studio

Portland Center Stage
Lucid Design

Portland Center Stage

Portland Fine Art

Portland State Graphic Design

Portland State University - Art Students

Radius Community Art Studios
Sienna Morris
Simran Gleason

Spellbound Flowers

The Loaded Brush


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 503.797.4634