Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
"Like many a sequel to a slam-bang, much-liked mega-hit, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 isn't quite as much fun, not quite as clever, not quite as fresh as the original - but it still packs a bright and shiny and sweet punch." Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
Duration: 137 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Mysteries of the Unseen World
Scientists are on the threshold of extraordinary advances born of our drive to see all that is hidden in the world around us. Each day, trail-blazing researchers are pushing the envelope with new technologies to peer with increasing clarity into these once-invisible dimensions. Mysteries of the Unseen World takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into these unseen worlds beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things that are too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible.
Narrated by Forest Whitaker, Mysteries of the Unseen World is an original production by National Geographic Entertainment and Day’s End Pictures. Mysteries of the Unseen World allows viewers to see things not visible to the naked eye, thanks to the film's innovative use of high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology. Audiences peer into unseen dimensions once reserved only for scientists to see a whole new universe of wondrous nature, daily events that escape the naked eye, and secrets crucial to our survival. The discoveries portrayed in the film are culled from those happening today in laboratories around the world, where existing and emerging technologies are yielding exciting new images of long-hidden worlds.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
There are human footprints on the moon and rovers on Mars, but our deepest oceans remain a mystery. Largely unexplored, these dark depths are Earth’s last frontier, yet they could unlock clues to understanding our planet. That notion inspires a history-making scientific expedition at the heart of a new large format film adventure from National Geographic Studios. James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge is a celebration of science, courage, and extraordinary human aspiration specially formatted as a 40-minute giant screen film experience for museums and science centers around the world. This film is a companion to the full-length feature documentary of the same name released in August 2014.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Born in China
Disneynature presents its most ambitious project to date, taking moviegoers on a grand journey into the wilds of China.
Following the stories of three animal families, the film allows audiences to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard--an elusive animal rarely caught on camera--faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.
Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China's vast terrain--from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest-- seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together.
Duration: 79 mins. | Rating: G
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
In this animated big-screen LEGO NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas, who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power.
The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie features the voice talents of Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan.
Duration: 90 mins. | Rating: PG
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
"Director Patty Jenkins and her collaborators have taken the well-worn superhero origin story and invested it with a rich, sometimes revelatory depth of feeling." Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Duration: 141 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Meet A Scientist: October
Included in General Admission | Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Meet a Scientist exclusively features professionals who are OMSI Science Communication Fellows.
Meet George to learn about fungiphytes and the medicine secrets they hold, and explore the amazing world of molecular motors with Allison. Tassia, a geoscientist from NASA, will also be joining us in honor of Earth Science Week!
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Luc Besson, director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, presents a visually spectacular new adventure film based on the ground-breaking comic book series that inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.
In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets. Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
Duration: 137 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Disney and Pixar's Cars 3 features the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin and Larry The Cable Guy.
Duration: 109 mins. | Rating: G
SOLD OUT - Edible Cinema: The Shining
SOLD OUT! Our October event is now sold out. If you missed out on the fun, join us on Dec 5 for Edible Cinema: Die Hard.
Edible Cinema is a unique way to experience a film: through aroma, texture and taste. Perfect for food and film lovers alike, this quarterly series combines good food with the fun of movie night as expert chefs curate a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.
6:30PM | Doors open, pick up your tray of numbered boxes and find a seat.
7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions
7:05PM | Movie: The Shining (Duration: 2h 26min | Rating: R )
Please Note: No dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
ABOUT THE FILM
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Release date: June 13, 1980
Director: Stanley Kubrick
In addition to the bite-sized tasting menu, the Empirical Cafe will be serving burritos, hotdogs, grilled cheese, and movie snacks, plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Science Pub Portland: Geology of Oregon & Washington
Rocks Along Our Road: Exploring the Geology of Oregon and Washington
With Marli Miller, PhD, Senior Instructor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon
November 2, 2017 | Event 7-9PM; Doors Open @ 5PM |
Ever wonder about the origins of an interesting rock along the road –or why some parts of the Pacific Northwest look so different from others? Chances are, you’re onto an amazing story. Together, Oregon and Washington host an unusually diverse and eventful geological history that illustrates—among other things—the growth of our continent, enormous floods of both lava and water, explosive volcanic activity, and the effects of glaciation.
In this presentation, geologist and photographer Marli Miller will outline the geology of Oregon and Washington as seen along our federal and state highways. Beginning with our plate tectonic setting, she will describe the process of continental growth that forms the underlying but diverse “basement” of the region and is readily visible in the Coast Range, North Cascades, Okanogan, Klamath, and Blue Mountains. Following that, a photographic “roadtrip” up I-84 and Washington State Highway 14 in the Columbia Gorge will illustrate many of the younger features that make our landscape so unique.
Marli Miller is a senior instructor and researcher in the Dept. of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon, where she’s been since 1997. Most recently, she and coauthor Darrel Cowan completed a complete rewrite of the book Roadside Geology of Washington; before that she rewrote Roadside Geology of Oregon, (both published by Mountain Press in Missoula). She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in geology at the University of Washington in 1987 and 1992 respectively and a B.A. in geology at Colorado College in 1982. As a photographer, she concentrates on geological images, and contributes regularly to textbooks, museum exhibits, journals, and teaching collections of other instructors. Her website (marlimillerphoto.com) offers free downloads of more than 2000 images for non-commercial use.
OMSI Science Pub at the Mission Theater will be a ticketed event beginning on October 5. To guarantee a seat at this event, please buy tickets online or at the OMSI front desk. Please show your ticket at the theater entrance upon arrival.
If the event sells out, we will update the website and Facebook listings accordingly. If the event does not sell out in advance, attendance will be first-come, first-served at the door and at-the-door admission will remain a suggested donation.
Science Pub Mission is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone – no scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please visit the McMenamins Mission Theater website for a dinner menu and venue information.
Explore the wonderful world of cheese making! We’ll learn the art and science of making cow’s milk fresh mozzarella cheese in this class. Participants will sample a variety of cheeses, make their own mozzarella, and learn about several types of fresh cheeses to make at home.
Recommended for ages 8 and up with an adult, 14 and up without. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
One ticket per batch of cheese, maximum three participants per ticket.
Time: 11AM - 1PM