OMSI After Dark: Criminal Science

MAY 30, 2018 | 6-10 PM

Come explore the science behind getting caught red handed at OMSI After Dark. 


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!


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



Wash, Rinse and Protect | Learn the science behind a common crime and how you can protect yourself from it! 


Rack Those Pins | Come and learn how locks work and see if you can pick one! 


Eye Spy | How good of a witness to a crime would you be? Test your powers of observation and awarness. 


Dusted! | We leave prints wherever we go. Use special dust to lift your prints and analyze them. 


Mystery Powders | Could you use chemistry to catch a perp? Try your hand at some forensic science. 


Luminol Test | How do you detect bloodspatter? Come find out...


Secret Writing | Have a covert message that you need to send? Discover the advantages of invisible ink.


Killer Wine | The poisoned goblet intended for Hamlet might have gone a different way if there was some way to detect it. Come find out how. 




Fire & Arson Investigation @ 7:00 | With Nicole Brewer, Arson & Fire Investigator, IAAI-CFI, ECT, CFEI, CFII


Burlesque Dancing @ 7:30 & 8:30 | With Jodi Waseca aka "Natasha Riot", Winner of the Queen of Roses title at the 2017 Oregon Burlesque Festival & 2016's "Keepin' It Weird" titleholder 


Digital Forensics @ 8:00 | With Tiberius Hefflin, University of West Scotland, Computer Science - Privacy & Security


Grave Robbing PDX: The Missing Corpse of Mayor William Ladd @ 8:30 | With Doug Kenck-Crispin, Resident Historian, PSU, Kick Ass Oregon History Podcast



Nicole Brewer, Fire and Arson Investigator
Chuck Caruso, Dark Fiction Writer
Steven Collins, Portland Bomb Squad
Escape Games PDX
The Recompiler
Security First Alarm



4 Spirits Distillery 
Crater Lake Spirits 
Creo Chocolate

Fries Family Wines
Georgetown Brewing Company
NW Elixirs
Pinolo Gelato 
Red Duck Foods

Sunriver Brewing Co. 

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



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