From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk.
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
Filmed on location in France, Holland, the UK and Los Angeles, Dunkirk features a multigenerational ensemble cast, including Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.
Nolan directed Dunkirk from his own screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen.
Duration: 107 mins. | Rating: PG-13
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
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
Cider Making Workshop
Cider drinking is a lost American tradition, recapture it here and learn how to make your own! Participants will explore the history and science of cider, as well as learn the steps to turning a half gallon of apple juice from the store into delicious hard cider to drink at home. Ages 21+, one participant per ticket. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Dinosaurs Alive is a global adventure of science and discovery featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous "reincarnated" life-sized for the giant screen. Audiences will journey with some of the world's preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendants of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us.
From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia's Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film follows American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, come alive... in a big way!
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
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
OMSI After Dark: Spirits
Ghosts, goblins, and whiskey, oh my! Get in the spirit and celebrate Halloween—costumes HIGHLY encouraged (please no fake weapons or full face paint).
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!
OCT. 25, 2017 | 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 + Spirits* admission: $30/non-members, $20/OMSI Members and $10 for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders
<This ticket level is sold out> OMSI After Dark Only (Spirits* not included) admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders
**Spirits package includes souvenir shot glass and 10 tasting tickets.
Drunk Goggles | Visitors will try to complete various activities including a field sobriety test and miniature golf while wearing beer goggles.
Money to Burn | Alcohol can ignite more than just a party
The Toxicology of Intoxication | Experience the nuances of alcohol detoxification first-hand as we explore what happens inside your body when you enjoy your After Dark beverages.
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Flamebuoyant Stilt Walkers
The Coffers | 7, 8 & 9 PM in the Auditorium
Core Issues Game
Help prevent disaster at the Assembly of Intergalactic Scientists! A delivery drone went off course and broke apart upon reentry. While the experimental antimatter core it was carrying has been recovered, the blackboxes containing the maintenance instructions have not. Use your interplanetary charm, wayfinding skills, and attention to detail to gather the vital information and diffuse the core before it goes critical. ~ Sign up at the registration table in the lobby.
Aria Portland Dry Gin
Crater Lake Spirits by Bendistillery
House Spirits Distillery
Hood River Distillers
Portland Bitters Project
Portland Soda Works
Rolling River Spirits
Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits
Strong Water Beverages
Thomas & Sons Distillery
Time & Oak
4 Spirits Distillery
New Deal Distillery
The Bitter Housewife
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
Boozehound Baked Goods
Painted Hills Jerky
Six Stix Gourmet Pretzels
Smitten Artisan Truffles
White Claw Seltzer
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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!
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: email@example.com.
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