OMSI After Dark: Great Scott!

MAR 27, 2019 | 7-10 PM

Hoverboards, time travel, Marty McFly and even a Delorean!


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: $21/non-members, $12.50/OMSI Members and $5 for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders


I'm Your Density | What’s with the life preserver? Learn some buoyancy basics for the next time you decide to jump ship.


Roads? Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads | Hop aboard one of OMSI’s hovercrafts and experience how people travel in the futuristic year of 2015.


“A bolt of lightning is going to strike the clock tower at precisely 10:04PM!” | Plutonium may not be available in every corner drug store, but at least we can generate a bolt of lightning!



8 & 9PM | Auditorium | Flamebuoyant Productions Bboys

Check out the fresh moves of this bboy crew, takin’ it back to the 80’s!



7:30PM | Planetarium |Autonomous Vehicles: Where Are They Driving Us and Do We Want To Go? with Jennifer Davidson and Amanda Howell, Researchers with the Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon. Autonomous vehicles are coming—some are even here now! But before we make way for these magical vehicles of the future, there are some critical questions we need to be asking. Whether we end up with a dystopian future or a high-tech dream world depends largely on the decisions we make today. Join us as we figure out how far into the future this is all happening and how we can start to shape the kind of future we really want.


8:15PM | Planetarium | Movie Magic: Aging Techniques with Christina Kortum, owner of Ravenous Studios. Learn how the technology and techniques have changed from the days of Back to the Future to now.


9:00PM | Planetarium | The Science Of Traveling To The Future... And Back with Ethan Siegel, Professor, Author, science communicator and Portland's favorite PhD, astrophysicist. Time travel has been one of the most enduring ideas in all of science fiction, and the notion that we could either travel to the distant future or go back to the past and change history is an idea that captivates our imaginations. But is it physically possible? And which movies do the best (and worst) jobs of portraying time travel accurately? In this talk, we'll discuss the real-life science behind the idea of time travel, including what it would take to make our wildest dreams of changing history come true. Can you really go Back to the Future? Come find out!


Guardian Games
Ian Doescher, author
Jackpot Recording Studios
One With Heart
Portland Center Stage
Super Play


1927 S'mores Co.
2 Towns Ciderhouse
4 Roses Bourbon
Ah Nuts!
donna's macarons
Golden Valley Brewery
Mike's Hard
Modern Times Beer
Momo Cocoa
NW Elixirs Spicy Cooking Sauces
Portland Syrups
Red Duck Foods
River House Dressing


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