Find out why we crave the sweet stuff and how it affects us inside and out.
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
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
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.
Backvergnügen! The Fun Food Science Behind German Christmas Cookies
With Sue Queisser, BS, Project Manager in the Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research at Oregon State University
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
More details coming soon!
Sue Queisser manages the Center for Sensory and Consumer Behavior Research at Oregon State University and owns Melarova Baking in Corvallis. At 18 she headed off to art school and got a degree in printmaking with a minor in Italian (drawing on limestone is very unmarketable, by the way) and quickly headed back to school to get a degree in mechanical engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She worked as a process engineer at Hewlett-Packard and loved it — figuring out the best way to make anything is an obsession of hers. After a stint as a stay-at-home mom, she got a food science degree at Oregon State so she could do process with food – her true passion. She worked at several Willamette Valley food companies before starting her own business. Now she is very happy to be back at OSU in the Department of Food Science and Technology running consumer taste test panels.
Dinner will be available in our restaurant, Theory, or from the Empirical Café. Guests can check-in at the theater entrance to reserve a seat before grabbing dinner and drinks. Food and drink are welcome in the theater. Parking is free for the event. Doors open at 5pm