TOTALITY is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses. This new planetarium show examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur, and what wonderful sights they create. TOTALITY also looks back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse. The show is followed with an update on the total solar eclipse in Oregon on August 21, 2017.
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Jerusalem immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this small piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Unprecedented access to the city's holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make Jerusalem a unique and stunning cinematic experience.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Journey to the royal tombs of Egypt and explore the history of ancient Egyptian society as told through the mummies of the past. Narrated by actor Christopher Lee, Mummies provides audiences a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs. Scientists today are reconstructing mummy DNA and deciphering ancient texts in order to gain insight into modern human genetics and devise new medical treatments. To unwrap the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization.
The Lego Batman Movie
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble - LEGO Batman - stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Will Arnett reprises his starring role from The LEGO Movie as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis stars as The Joker; Michael Cera as the orphan Dick Grayson, aka Robin; Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred.
"It's a story with heart, heady humor and action - parts that snap together, with a satisfying click, like, well, you know what." Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
Duration: 106 mins. | Rating: PG
OMSI After Dark: Medieval Science
How does jousting work? Are moats really a good defense? Find out as modern scientists explore medieval sciences.
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
Passing the Plague | One of the most devastating disease outbreaks in history occurred in the middle ages when the bubonic plague swept across Europe. Come learn about contagious diseases and how they spread
Canister Cannon | Explore the science of explosions and projectile motion. It’s guaranteed to be a blast!
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Kulning 7PM | Kulning or herding calls is a domestic Scandinavian music form, often used to call livestockdown from high mountain pastures where they have been grazing during the day. It is possible that the sound also serves to scare away predators but this is not the main purpose of the call.
PSU Medieval Science 745PM | Description coming soon.
Booze in the Time of Cholera | with Brooks Cooper, Chief Fermentation Officer
Academia Duellatoria - sword fighting
All Classical Portland - Kulning
Cascadia Shoes - Medieval Shoes
Oregon Mead & Cider
PSU Medieval Science
Red Troll Forge
SCA Kingdom of An Tir
Sokol Blosser - champagne sabering
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From the soaring and breathtaking cliffs of Norway to the calm and inspiring immensity of the Mojave Desert, from a child's daunting first day of school to the exciting world of skydiving and base jumping, Adrenaline Rush explores the psychological and physiological forces behind risk taking and the physics involved in high-risk activities.
Adrenaline Rush examines why the human mind and body crave danger as viewers experience breathtaking views of skydiving over the Florida Keys and a 4,265-foot jump from a legendary Norwegian cliff. The film also follows skydivers as they prepare to undertake a unique scientific experiment: trying to fly the parachute imagined in 1485 by Leonardo da Vinci, the first parachute design ever recorded.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 8+
D-Day: Normandy 1944
June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, D-Day blends animation, CGI and stunning live-action images in exploring the history, military strategy, science, technology and human values involved in this monumental event.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 6 & Up
Science Pub Portland: Missoula Floods
Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods
With Scott Burns, PhD, Professor of Geology at Portland State University
Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
One of the greatest set of geological events to ever have occurred in North America was given the name, the Missoula Floods, which occurred between 15,000 and 18,000 years ago. This talk will focus on the incredible story of discovery and development of the idea of the floods by J Harlen Bretz and then will discuss the effect of the floods on the development of the landscape of 16,000 square miles of the Pacific Northwest.
Scott Burns, PhD, is a professor Emeritus of geology and past chair of the Department of Geology at Portland State University where he has taught for over 20 years. He has a B.S. degree in chemistry and a M.S. degree in physical sciences from Stanford University and a PhD in geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Burns specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and quaternary geology. In Oregon, his projects involve landslides and land use, environmental cleanup of service stations, slope stability, earthquake hazard mapping, the Missoula Floods, paleosols, loess soil stratigraphy, radon generation from soils, and the distribution of heavy metals and trace elements in Oregon soils and alpine soil development.
He has won many awards for outstanding teaching and his work in geology, including the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Portland State Alumni Association in 2001, the Richard Jahns Award for engineering geology from GSA and AEG in 2011, and the Outstanding Scientist for Oregon for 2014 from the Oregon Academy of Sciences. He has authored more than 100 publications and received more than 25 research grants. Dr. Burns actively helps local TV and radio stations and newspapers bring important geological news to the public and, for the past 43 years, has been studying wine and terroir—the relationship between wine, soils, geology, and climate.
Science Pub Mission is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or 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: email@example.com.
Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please see the Mission Theater website for a dinner menu and venue information.
Wild Africa | 3D
Venture on a spectacular journey through the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. The story of this enchanted land is told through its relationship to water. Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys… travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities.
Travel to fantastic places, meet amazing creatures and uncover the fascinating secrets of this amazing place. Learn how spectacular thermal geysers help turn thousands of flamingos pink, and create the perfect conditions for them to breed; why the heat beating down on waterless dunes in the Namib Desert forces a lizard to dance; and why it snows on the equator.
It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Lewis & Clark
With sweeping panoramas of the rugged American West and stunning aerial photography, one of the epic adventures in American history comes to life in Lewis & Clark. The film follows the grueling 8,000-mile expedition past buffalo-filled prairies, through thick forests and raging river rapids, over towering peaks and plunging precipices. Narrated by Jeff Bridges, Lewis & Clark chronicles the danger and beauty of the unknown West as it unfolded before the eyes of the two courageous captains, their guide Sacagawea and the brave Corps of Discovery.
Duration: 42 mins. | Rating: Ages 5+
Laser Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon
Song List includes:
Speak to Me
On the Run
The Great Gig in the Sky
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Duration: 45 mins.
$2 Days at OMSI
$2 Days at OMSI
Explore the museum and all permanent exhibits for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of every month! Submarine Tours, Theater and Planetarium shows are also reduced to $5 per person, or less with applicable discounts.