During this 45-minute long guided tour, you will get to peer through a periscope, touch a torpedo, climb in a bunk in the crew's quarters, and much more. You will learn how a submarine works and get a glimpse into how a crew of 85 lived and worked within the Blueback's hull for months at a time.
Approx. 45 mins. | Ages 3 and above.
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World transforms how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.
With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.
Dream Big is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Oceans: Our Blue Planet
Presented by BBC Earth, Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes audiences on a global odyssey to explore the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible.
From the coastline to deeper, more mysterious worlds, the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures are revealed. In the warm coastal shallows, viewers meet surfing dolphins, and an ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to crack open its food. In the enchanted sea-forests, a cunning octopus uses shells as armour from predators.
As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Australia's Great Wild North
Australia’s Great Wild North is an epic voyage through some of the wildest territory on Earth. Home to rich wetlands and remote rainforests, it is a place of extremes where huge bushfires ravage the ancient landscape during the summer and ferocious thunderstorms bring torrential rain and flooding over the winter monsoon season.
The area’s coasts and rivers harbor several species of shark, while the plains are guarded by territorial buffalo and venomous snakes. In a land once traversed by dinosaurs, one of their deadly relatives still thrives there today: the salt water crocodile. The region’s apex predator, the salt water crocodile has inhabited the planet in almost identical form for over 200 million years.
From the wild Kimberly coast, across mysterious Arnhem Land and on to the tropical rainforests of Cape York, journey through some of the world’s most beautiful and rugged landscapes in this incredible scientific adventure.
Duration: 25 or 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Starry Nights Live!
Learn about the interesting stories of the constellations and others in this live presentation in OMSI's Kendall Planetarium. It is not just stars everyone can see in the night sky—planets, constellations, zodiac, shooting stars and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer. Topics will change monthly and graphics will be programmed accordingly. All shows are hosted and narrated live by OMSI space science educator.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Elmo and Big Bird live in the United States and Hu Hu Zhu lives far away in China, but they discovered that they still see the same stars at night! The word for star in Chinese is “xing xing” (pronounced sing sing). How many “xing xing” do you see in this sky?
When Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu "travel" to the moon, they discover some basic but surprising scientific facts. For example, they can't fly a kite there because there is no wind. The fuzzy friends then excitedly realize that children like to fly kites in both China and the United States!
Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story narrated by Chris Evans, our best friends are also real-life superheroes.
Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa.
As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!
Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages
An IMAX Entertainment and Cosmic Picture film presented by Mars Petcare. Local support for Superpower Dogs provided by Banfield Pet Hospital.
Stars focuses on the lives of the stars, how they are born, how they die, and how human understanding of the stars has changed over time. From Native Americans to Newton, from the electromagnetic spectrum to Einstein, audiences will explore nebulae, star clusters, pulsars, black holes, and more. The program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill.
Laser Romance Under the Stars takes on "light-hearted" romantic songs in laser light!
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos … and our imaginations. Travel through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull?
Duration: 25 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Apollo 11: First Steps
Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon. In this special giant-screen edition of Todd Douglas Miller’s critically acclaimed Apollo 11 documentary, created exclusively for science centers and museum theaters, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the Moon. With a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm footage and audio recordings, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition joins Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films and presented by Land Rover. The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.
Duration: 47 mins. | Rating: All Ages
OMSI After Dark: Winter Ale Fest
Warm up with these winter ales and learn the science behind brewing. Hop to it!
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
Please check out our event FAQ page.
OMSI AFTER DARK ADMISSION: 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 Only
(no glass or tasting tokens)
FREE/OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders*
OMSI After Dark + Winter Ale Festival admission:
(Includes commemorative glass and 10 tasting tokens)
$16/OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders*
*At this time, we have discontinued the OMSI After Dark Access Pass. We will honor existing passes until they expire.
Beer Goggle Blitz | Think you have what it takes to supply beer to the masses? Put on a pair of drunk goggles and see what too much brew can do to you!
Beer's Law of Beers | Think you know a Pilsner from a Hefeweizen? Use light to identify different types of beer by the way it passes through them!
The Hoptimum Flower | Ever wonder how beer gets its distinct flavors and aromas? Take a whiff while you learn about the science of hops!
Hydrogen Balloons | 7:00pm | Come watch us make water in 3... 2... 1... BOOM!
Ultrasonic Beer Geyser | Science is all about inquiry. Like inquiring, “What happens when I bombard a 40 oz. with ultrasonic sound waves?”
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Jason Latimer's Impossible Science LIVE! | World Champion of Magic will change your understanding of what is possible!
Ascendant Beer Company
Belching Beaver Brewery
Ex Novo Brewing Co.
Fort George Brewery
Golden Valley Brewery
Ground Breaker Brewing
Little Beast Brewing
Modern Times Beer
Mt. Hood Brewing Co.
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon Beer Soap
The Oregon Brewery Running Series
pFriem Family Brewers
Portland Brewing Co.
Stickmen Brewing Company
Von Ebert Brewing
Widmer Brothers Brewing
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