Laser Movie Madness
Music from the movies is brought to life in Laser Movie Madness, featuring a compilation of soundtrack favorites set to spectacular lasers. Song selections include the Theme from Jurassic Park, Circle of Life from the Lion King, and more.
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.
Included in General Admission | Located in the Science Playground, the Discovery Lab offers a variety of creative, hands-on activities exclusively for children ages 0-6. Our Art of Science table activity changes weekly and may change without previous notice.
Wed-Sun | 10:00AM-5:00PM
Closed Mon & Tues (open select Mondays 10:00AM-5:00PM)
Please call 503.239.7841 for most up-to-date information on Science Playground and Discovery Lab activities.
The Boss Baby
Told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim, The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. On a secret mission to discover why babies are losing their market share of love, Boss Baby teams up with Tim to thwart a dastardly plot involving an epic battle between puppies and babies, in the process, learning about the importance of family.
"Inventive and heartwarming, The Boss Baby is a lot more grown up than it looks." Pat Padua, Washington Post
Duration: 98 mins. | Rating: PG
Independent Women Pt 1
Don’t Hurt Yourself
If I were a Boy
Crazy In Love
Love on Top
Run The World
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.
The Craft of Grafting
Ever wonder what the difference is between a hybrid, heirloom and GMO plant? Why are some carrots purple? What’s a meyer lemon or a kalette? In this lab, we’ll explore questions around science and technology in the modern food world. Participants will taste test and experiment with some of these amazing technologies and bring home their own grafted vegetable plant.
One ticket per plant, maximum three participants per ticket.
Ages: 8+ with an adult and 14+ without an adult. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Meet A Scientist: May
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.
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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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.
$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.
Science Pub Corvallis: Ocean Tides
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
With Jonathan White, Author and Founder of The Resource Institute
After nearly losing his 65’ wooden schooner in a large Alaskan tide, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White vowed to understand the tide. He knew the moon had something to do with it, but what exactly? He read a book, then two. Ten years later, he had read three hundred books and crisscrossed the seven seas to see the largest, fastest, scariest, and most amazing tides in the world. In China he confronted the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five foot tidal bore that races eighty miles up the Qiantang River; at London’s Royal Society, he dug into the earliest Western tide science, which preoccupied thinkers from Da Vinci to Galileo to Newton; and in the Arctic he followed an Inuit elder down a small hole through thick winter ice to gather fresh blue mussels in the cavities left by low tide. With photographs, stories, and short readings, Jonathan takes his audiences on an enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic workings of the tide.
Jonathan’s love for the sea is lifelong. He grew up on the beaches of southern California. He’s built and sailed many boats, logged more than a hundred thousand miles on the Pacific and Atlantic, and surfed all over the world. He has served on numerous conservation boards and committees, including the San Juan Preservation Trust, the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, and the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative.
As founder and former director of the Resource Institute, a nonprofit educational organization based in Seattle, he spent 11 years building a seminar program aboard the schooner Crusader in the Pacific Northwest, from Puget Sound to Southeast Alaska.
The Science Pub presentation is free and open to the public.
Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
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