Hold a tarantula, learn about lapidary arts and eat a bug!
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, Exquisite Creatures.
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
Avian Appetite Adaptations | How to bird beaks help them grab their best bites? Spread your wings and try to collect dinner with the tools used by our feathery friends!
The Buzz About Bees | How many kinds of bees are there? What flowers are used to make honey? Find out by observing real, preserved bees, hives, and honey from Oregon.
Happy to Be Blue | Animals use chromatophores and iridophores for coloration. Learn about the human eye and investigate the fascinating ways animals produce colors.
Pelts & Skulls & Bugs, Oh My! | What’s inside the head of our furry friends? Get hands on and learn about some fairly exquisite creatures!
Pick Your Poison (or is it Venom?) | Was that snake poisonous or venomous? Come learn the difference and explore the many types of toxins you may encounter.
The Toxicology of Intoxication: Get Wild, Not Wasted | Find out how your body keeps a boozy night out from running off the rails
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Butterfly Stiltwalkers from Flambuoyant Productions
Bad Behavior with Kathayoon Khalil, 6:45pm | We all do things that we know to be bad for the environment. What drives our decision making and how can we enact change? In this talk, we will discuss the science of behavior change with a focus on reducing plastic consumption in our daily lives.
Wild Orca, with Dr. Deborah Giles WILD ORCA Science & Research Director, 7:30pm: What can poop tell us about the health of Southern Resident Killer Whales? Using a scat detection dog on the front of their boat to non-invasively locate floating whale scat samples, researchers from the University of Washington's Center for Conservation Biology are finding answers to questions related to all of the identified threats to a struggling population of 73 killer whales who are on the endangered species list.
Behind the Scenes of "Exquisite Creatures" with Christopher Marley, 8pm | Meet Christopher Marley, the bestselling author whose stunning three-dimensional art – comprised of sustainably-sourced animal, mineral and plant specimens – is featured in our current exhibit, Exquisite Creatures
American Medical Response
Canine Search and Rescue Group
Flying Fish Co.
Misty Mountain Mushrooms
Mr. Lizard's Mobile Zoo
The Nature Conservancy
Sea Lion Caves
Renewal by Andersen
Unitus Community Credit Union
West Village Farms
Ticketing questions call 503.797.4634