Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos … and our imaginations. Travel through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull?
Duration: 25 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Apollo 11: First Steps
Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon. In this special giant-screen edition of Todd Douglas Miller’s critically acclaimed Apollo 11 documentary, created exclusively for science centers and museum theaters, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the Moon. With a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm footage and audio recordings, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition joins Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films and presented by Land Rover. The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.
Duration: 47 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Will Smith stars as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.
Directed by Ang Lee, the film also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong.
Duration: 116 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Flight of the Butterflies
A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey through the story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their remote hideaway in the mountains of Mexico.
Duration: 25 or 44 mins. | Rating: All Ages
How Does the Cookie Crumble? All Ages Workshop
Recent scientific “discoveries” have uncovered a revolutionary new building material that could change how we prepare for earthquakes – gingerbread! Come to OMSI and learn how buildings are designed to withstand quakes. Design, build and test your own quake proof gingerbread building. Put your tower on OMSI's shake table to see if it will survive “the Big One”!
This workshop is suggested for all ages.
Foodstuffs in this lab will include common allergens such as wheat, soy, and eggs.
Tickets are $20 per building; up to two people can work on each building. OMSI Members get 15% off!
SOLD OUT! Reel Eats: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Reel Eats taps into the senses using both cinema and cuisine. Each curated bite is tucked away in different numbered boxes matching key moments in the film, enhancing the narrative in electrifying ways. Come join us for this quarterly film series and experience the silver screen like never before.
6:15PM | Doors open; guests arrive and will be greeted with a tray of numbered boxes
7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions
7:15PM | Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Duration: 1 hr. 37 mins. | Rating: PG13
Tickets: $35 per person (due to the nature of the event, no dietary restrictions can be accommodated)
The Empirical Theater seats 300 guests. Due to event logistics, we sell a maximum of 250 tickets to this event so there is no need to arrive extra early to reserve a seat. Doors open at 6:15pm and we aim to begin the event promptly at 7pm.
The tasting menu that accompanies the film consists of 8 food items that average 3 bites. If you would like to purchase beverages or additional food from the Empirical Café prior to the event, please plan on arriving early. The café will be open until 8pm should you wish to get something additional during the movie.
ABOUT THE FILM
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Great White Shark
Misrepresented, maligned and on the verge of extinction, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark explores the great white's place in our imaginations, in our fears and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.
Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film concentrates on key global aggregation points, examining what we know about these incredible animals through the eyes of researchers whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
The Polar Express
Opens November 29 For A Limited Time!
Watch snowflakes float down the giant screen and feel the train rumble via 30,000 watts of digital surround sound when The Polar Express arrives at OMSI’s Empirical Theater this holiday season.
Directed by Oscar® winner Robert Zemeckis and starring two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks, the film is based on the classic Caldecott award-wining children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg. Book your tickets now for this enchanting story of a young boy’s extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and his discovery that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Tickets available now! Purchase online, by telephone (503-797-4000) or at the OMSI box office.
Duration: 100 mins. | Rating: G
Laser Foo Fighters
Enjoy fan-favorite songs from the Foo Fighters like Best of You, Everlong, The Pretender and much more, accompanied by vibrant laser imagery!
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
The story of Disney’s most iconic villain continues in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, starring Angelina Jolie. After sharing many happy years together, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the tangled ties that bind them as they are torn apart by Aurora’s upcoming wedding, unexpected allies and new forces at play.
Duration: 118 mins. | Rating: PG
Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall
Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall
Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Terminator: Dark Fate
More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, changed the future, and re-wrote the fate of the human race.
Dani Ramos is living a simple life in Mexico City with her brother and father when a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator -- a Rev-9 -- travels back through time to hunt and kill her. Dani's survival depends on her joining forces with two warriors: Grace, an enhanced super-soldier from the future, and a battle-hardened Sarah Connor. As the Rev-9 ruthlessly destroys everything and everyone in its path on the hunt for Dani, the three are led to a T-800 from Sarah's past that may be their last best hope.
Duration: 128 mins. | Rating: R