OMSI After Dark: Explosions

OMSI After Dark: Explosions event image
JUL 26, 2017 | 7-11 PM

JUL 26, 2017 | 7-11pm

Explore all things explosive as we blow the lid off the science behind blasts.


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:
$7.50/OMSI Members
Free for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders

OAD + Pompeii:
$22.50/OMSI Members
$15/OAD Members


Cool Blast | Not all explosions are hot and fiery. This one uses liquid nitrogen in a closed container to build pressure until...

Hydrogen Balloons Why are balloons filled with helium instead of hydrogen? Find out through this exciting demonstration!

Implosion vs. Explosion | What makes an implosion different from an explosion and can an implosion ever be as impressive?



A Tale of Three Temblors: One Big, One Deep and One Direct Hit |  John Vidale, PhD, Professor, Director of the PNW Seismic Network, and WA State Seismologist

Subduction Zones & the Great Cascadia Earthquake | Chris Goldfinger, PhD, OSU 

Life in Pompeii | Karen Carr, PSU

Blast Lab Testing |  Kirk Ohnstad, Oregon Ballistics Laboratory 

Explosion Props | Portland Center Stage

At 9pm, we will attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the biggest baking soda volcano!



Mt. St Helens
Oregon Ballistics Laboratories
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) 



1927 Smores
Aria Gin
Creo Chocolate
Dessert Tray
DRY Soda
Eastside Distilling
Fries Family Wines
Health Ade Kombucha
Pinolo Gelato
Strong Water Beverages

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