OMSI After Dark: Oceans

JUNE 26, 2019 | 7-10 PM

Sharks, surfing and science all in one place. Dive deep into all things ocean to understand the fun and mystery that makes up the deep blue.


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


It's a Clamtastrophe! Explore how clams develop ways of protecting themselves against the predators of the ocean.


Dive into Symbioseas: Coral's Deep Relationship with Algae | Come see the glowing partnership between coral and algae. Although I must warn you –their relationship is in hot water!


How Many Whales Can You Hear? | Learn how to hear and count whales in the ocean using the science of marine acoustics.


Seagrass Ecosystems: Members Big & Small | Explore the microorganisms that reside on coastal seagrasses.


Sea the Changes | The tides are rising and you can be shore about that! Find out how the land and sky are affected by changing sea levels.


Microplastics, Macro-problem | Have you heard of microplastics? You could be using them, and not even know! Find out why they're are such a big deal and what you can do to reduce the problem.




Hawaii's Reefs @ 7:15PM
with Dwayne Minton, Marine Scientist at The Nature Conservancy

Deep Sea Volcano Expedition @ 7:50PM
with Anna-Louise Reysenbach, PSU Microbiology

Rise Above Plastic Pollution  @ 8:30PM | with Nancy Nordman, Volunteer with the Portland Chapter of Surfrider and Nancy Judd, Artist and Environmental Advocate

During the past 10 years at least 403,000 individual straws and stirrers have been removed from global beaches during the International Coastal Cleanup. Straws, and other single-use plastics pose a threat to wildlife and to our marine environments that we in the Pacific NW treasure deeply. Come learn what you can do to help!


Humpback Whales: Solving a Migration Mystery @ 9:15PM | with Katherina Audley, a National Geographic Explorer and the Founder and Director of Whales of Guerrero
In 2013, a group of fishermen, teachers and scientists discovered an important breeding and calving ground for humpback whales in Guerrero, Southwest Pacific Mexico and followed them back to their feeding grounds along the West Coast of North America. Once we realized that the same whales travel all the way from California, Oregon and Washington to overwinter that far south, we had to find out more. Come feed or spark your whale fever with a glimpse of whales courting, battling and at play and learn more about the fun, exciting lives of whales and the people who study them.


Empirical Theater:

Wild Orcas @ 7:30PM | With the Wild Orca Foundation

Exploring Ocean Worlds @ 8:10PM | With Jenny Woodman, Executive Director at Proteus Science Communication, & Science Communication Fellow for Oceanographer Robert Ballard's Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus

Underwater in Antarctica @ 8:45PM | With Paul North, Founder of Meet the Ocean

Paul North is the founder of the educational nonprofit Meet the Ocean and host of its podcast. Working as a polar expedition diver with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic, he explores our planet's cold water ecosystems through photography, film and podcasting. 


USS Blueback Submarine: Open boat from 7-9PM

Climb aboard the US Navy's last non-nuclear, fast attack submarine featured in The Hunt for Red October.



Columbia River Maritime Museum

Derma Pacific Naural Skincare
Float On
Human Access Project
Meet the Ocean

ODFW Marine Reserves
Oregon Coastal Management Program
Oregon Surf Adventures
Oregon Wave Energy Trust
Pacific Ocean Energy
Sea Lion Caves
SOLVE Oregon
Surfrider Foundation

The Dread Ship of Outrageous Fortune
The Nature Conservancy
The Wetlands Conservancy
Whales of Guerrero Research Project




Brew Dr. Kombucha
Duck Pond Cellars

Imperfect Produce
Mind Your Manna
Oblivion Brewing Co.

Polar Seltzer
Power Crunch Bars
Rise Brewing Co.
River House Dressing
Schilling Cider


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