Included in General Admission | Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second Saturday 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.
December 14 Topics
Come meet Ashley, George, and Phylicia!
Do you know what happens after you flush the toilet or put food down the drain? Come learn how wastewater is treated and how we can use it to produce renewable energy!
Learn the fascinating and unique structure of the inner ear with George, and discover how it tells different sounds apart.
How does electricity get to your house? Let's bring electricity to a village without any power, while learning how to balance the power that travels between power plants and houses.
Recent scientific “discoveries” have uncovered a revolutionary new building material that could change how we prepare for earthquakes – gingerbread! Come learn how buildings are designed to withstand quakes. Design, build and test your own quake proof gingerbread house. Put your tower on OMSI's shake table to see if it will survive the Big One!
This workshop is suggested for ages 18+. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Foodstuffs in this lab will include common allergens such as wheat, soy, and eggs.
Tickets are $20 per house; up to two people can work on each house.