OMSI's Animation Film Festival
Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis star in this latest animated film from Portland's Laika Studio.
Mr. Link is 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.
Duration: 95 mins. | Rating: PG
OMSI's Animation Film Festival Passes
Plan on attending multiple shows or events? Buy an exclusive Festival pass and save! Pass holders receive access to all festival screenings and special events on a space available basis.
$19 Adult / $16 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+)
OMSI members receive $3 off
OMSI After Dark: Oceans
Sharks, surfing and science all in one place. Dive deep into all things ocean to understand the fun and mystery that makes up the deep blue.
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!
Visit our new exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar (upcharge applies).
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
OMSI After Dark admission, plus entry to The Science Behind Pixar: $21/non-members, $12.50/OMSI Members and $5 for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders
It's a Clamtastrophe! | Explore how clams develop ways of protecting themselves against the predators of the ocean.
Dive into Symbioseas: Coral's Deep Relationship with Algae | Come see the glowing partnership between coral and algae. Although I must warn you –their relationship is in hot water!
How Many Whales Can You Hear? | Learn how to hear and count whales in the ocean using the science of marine acoustics.
Seagrass Ecosystems: Members Big & Small | Explore the microorganisms that reside on coastal seagrasses.
Sea the Changes | The tides are rising and you can be shore about that! Find out how the land and sky are affected by changing sea levels.
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Hawaii's Reefs @ 7:15PM
with Dwayne Minton, Marine Scientist at The Nature Conservancy
Deep Sea Volcano Expedition @ 7:50PM
with Anna-Louise Reysenbach, PSU Microbiology
Rise Above Plastic Pollution @ 8:30PM | with Nancy Nordman, Volunteer with the Portland Chapter of Surfrider and Nancy Judd, Artist and Environmental Advocate
During the past 10 years at least 403,000 individual straws and stirrers have been removed from global beaches during the International Coastal Cleanup. Straws, and other single-use plastics pose a threat to wildlife and to our marine environments that we in the Pacific NW treasure deeply. Come learn what you can do to help!
Humpback Whales: Solving a Migration Mystery @ 9:15PM
In 2013, a group of fishermen, teachers and scientists discovered an important breeding and calving ground for humpback whales in Guerrero, Southwest Pacific Mexico and followed them back to their feeding grounds along the West Coast of North America. Once we realized that the same whales travel all the way from California, Oregon and Washington to overwinter that far south, we had to find out more. Come feed or spark your whale fever with a glimpse of whales courting, battling and at play and learn more about the fun, exciting lives of whales and the people who study them.
with Katherina Audley, a National Geographic Explorer and the Founder and Director of Whales of Guerrero
Wild Orcas @ 7:30PM
with TBD, Wild Orca Foundation
Exploring Ocean Worlds @ 8:10PM
with Jenny Woodman, xecutive Director at Proteus Science Communication, & Science Communication Fellow for Oceanographer Robert Ballard's Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus
Underwater in Antarctica @ 8:45PM | With Paul North, Founder of Meet the Ocean
Paul North is the founder of the educational nonprofit Meet the Ocean and host of its podcast. Working as a polar expedition diver with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic, he explores our planet's cold water ecosystems through photography, film and podcasting.
USS Blueback Submarine: Open boat from 7-9PM
Climb aboard the US Navy's last non-nuclear, fast attack submarine featured in The Hunt for Red October.
Columbia River Maritime Museum
Human Access Project
Meet the Ocean
Oregon Coastal Management Program
Oregon Surf Adventures
Oregon Wave Energy Trust
Pacific Ocean Energy
Sea Lion Caves
The Nature Conservancy
The Wetlands Conservancy
Whales of Guerrero Research Project
Ticketing questions call 503.797.4634
Chivas - The Movie
The greatest soccer team in México in the worst moment in its history, awakens with the arrival of its new coach. Against everything, Chivas shows to the world that greatness is not a result, it is a journey.
El equipo mas grande de México en el peor momento de su historia, despierta con la llegada de su nuevo pastor. En contra de todo, Chivas demuestra al mundo que la grandeza no es un resultado, es un camino.
Filmed over the course of a year, this full-length feature documentary is about one of Mexico’s most popular soccer teams, Chivas de Guadalajara. The documentary covers the team’s rise to the top of the Mexican football league system in 2017 and the influence of their then coach Matias Almeyda who focused as much on his players emotional state as their physical preparedness. Notes executive producer Jorge Vergara “It also explores what Chivas means to Mexico, to the world of soccer.”
Tickets for this special presentation are $10.00.
Duration: 111 mins. | Rating:NR | Presented in Spanish with English subtitles
The Portland Latin American Film Festival (PDXLAFF) serves the community as a non-profit cultural promoter under the guidance of Hollywood Theatre. We are dedicated to showcasing perspectives of Latin American culture through an annual exploration of Latin film and increasing the visibility of Latin American cinema locally. PDXLAFF presents films with universal appeal that can be enjoyed by native Spanish, Portuguese, and English speakers, and other lovers of the Latin culture.
New at OMSI! Some of the best telescope views of the night sky come from the planets, particularly the five planets visible from your own backyard. But, you wonder, which planets are out tonight and where should I look to see them? Learn which planets are visible tonight and where to look for them is what this live show is all about. Come join us and discover which planets we can see tonight!
$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.
Reel Science: The Right Stuff
JULY 10, 2019 | 6:00PM (doors at 5:45PM) | All Ages | Parking Free
6:00PM | Lecture: Science from Space with Karel Schrijver, solar and stellar physicist, and former astrophysicist at Lockheed Martin, and Principal Investigator for NASA's TRACE and SDO/AIA Sun-viewing Missions
7:00PM | Movie: The Right Stuff (Duration: 3 hr. 13 mins. | Rating: PG | Year: 1983)
Tickets: $7/non-members & $6/OMSI members
ABOUT THE FILM
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. All ages are welcome.
The Empirical Cafe will be open serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Questions? email@example.com or 503-797-4529.
Science Pub Eugene: Social Neuroscience
A Brief Tour of the Social Brain
With Rob Chavez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology and director of the Computational Social Neuroscience Lab at the University of Oregon
July 11, 2019 | 6:30-8:30PM; Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
Human beings are a fundamentally social species, and our relationships with one another are among the most cherished aspects of our lives. The capacity to perceive, evaluate, and understand people in our social environment is made possible by the extraordinary complexity of the human brain. How much do we know about the brain’s capacity to uphold some of these most defining characteristics of our species?
In this talk, professor Rob Chavez of the University of Oregon will give an overview of what the field of Social Neuroscience has uncovered about the ways in which the brain represents information about ourselves, other people, and the richness of our emotions and mental lives. Drawing on work using human neuroimaging, he will show how these psychological phenomena are supported by distributed yet highly connected regions across the brain.
Rob is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and director of the Computational Social Neuroscience Lab at the University of Oregon. He completed his Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College and Bachelor of Science in psychology at the University of New Mexico. Prior to coming to University of Oregon in 2017, he worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Ohio State University. His research uses a combination of multimodal neuroimaging and machine learning methods to describe how our brains build representations of our sense of self and the social environment and how we use these representations to guide our behavior in the real world.
Science Pub Eugene 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet A Scientist: July
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.
July 13 Topics
- Space Themed "Meet A Scientist" as part of OMSI's Apollo 11 anniversary month!
- Play the part of a sea ice scientist and use clues from incomplete data to map the Arctic Ocean with Daniel!
July 27 Topics
Make soap from scratch to take home while learning about the awesome chemistry of soap molecules! Participants must wear clothing that completely covers their arms, legs, and feet (no sandals or open-toed shoes) as we will be working with caustic substances.
Recommended for ages 6 and up with an adult, 12 and up without. General Admission and parking are not included in the price of the ticket.
One ticket per batch of soap. | Maximum three participants per ticket.
Time: 10AM - 12PM
Science Pub Portland: Earthquakes
What Past Earthquakes Tell Us About Future Earthquake Hazard: Facts & Fake Facts
With Susan Hough, PhD, Research Geophysicist at the US Geological Survey in Pasadena, California
July 16, 2019 | Doors Open @ 5PM
Please Note: OMSI's restaurant, Theory will not be open for this event.
Seismologists spend their lives working to understand earthquakes, including earthquakes caused by human activities, so that we can understand and mitigate the hazard they pose. Fortunately for us all, large earthquakes do not strike frequently in any one place. Many of the most important past earthquakes occurred before the invention of modern seismometers. To understand these events, scientists draw on sleuthing skills to explore all available sources of data. In this talk, I describe some of the ingenious work that has been done to understand past earthquakes, and the lessons they can teach us about present-day earthquake hazard. I also discuss evidence that, while earthquakes induced by wastewater injection appeared to be a new phenomenon, there is evidence that humans caused earthquakes in a number of places, including Oklahoma and Texas, as far back as the early 20th century.
Susan Hough graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in geophysics in 1982 and received a PhD in Earth sciences from the University of California, San Diego in 1988. Since 1992 she has worked as a research geophysicist at the US Geological Survey in Pasadena. Her research interests include earthquake ground motions, induced earthquakes, historical earthquakes, and seismic hazard. She led deployments of portable seismometers following a number of damaging earthquakes, including the 1989 Loma Prieta, California, and 2010 Haiti earthquakes. She has co-authored over 120 articles, and was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2009. She is now serving as President-Elect of the Seismological Society of America. In addition to technical articles, she has a long-standing interest in science communication, having authored five books on earthquake science for a nonspecialist audience as well as numerous popular articles. She has further led USAIDsupported capacity development projects in a number of countries including Nepal, Haiti, and Myanmar.
This lecture is sponsored by Earthquake Tech. Portland’s Authority in Seismic Retrofitting & Seismic Rehabilitation Since 1999.
OMSI Science Pub at the Empirical Theater is a ticketed event. To guarantee a seat at this event, please buy tickets online or at the OMSI front desk. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase until 2:00pm the day of the event. 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 OMSI 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.
Sandwiches, hotdogs, snacks and beverages are available from the Empirical Café. Food and drink are welcome in the theater. Parking is free for the event. Doors open at 5pm.
For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reel Eats: Spaceballs
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: Spaceballs (Duration: 1 hr. 36 mins. | Rating: PG)
Tickets: $35 per person
ABOUT THE FILM
A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.
Release dates: June 27, 19 (USA)
Director: Mel Brooks
The Empirical Theater seats 300 guests. Due to event logistics, we sell a maximum of 200 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.
Kendall Concerts Presents Korgy & Bass with Brown Calculus
Doors open @ 7:30PM; Music starts @ 8:00PM | $15 tickets | Parking is free
Beer, wine, snacks and more! Concessions available for purchase at the Empirical Theater Cafe.
Kendall Concerts: Music Under the Dome is a monthly planetarium concert series combining live performances with stunning visuals in riots of color, shape and movement, enveloping the audience into an adventure of the senses without ever having to leave their seat.
Korgy & Bass, comprised of drummer/composer Barra Brown and bassist/beatmaker Alex Meltzer, is an expertly crafted blend of deep hip-hop cuts, jazz experimentalism, and forward-thinking composition. Using limited instrumentation and improvisation in their performance, the duo drops massive grooves that harken back to hip hop’s Golden Era while simultaneously paving a way for future sounds. The result is a sonic journey composed of digital and analog textures which allows Korgy & Bass to reverse engineer classic instrumental hip-hop vibes in real time.
Brown Calculus - Two spirits, sprung forth from the same body in a past life, we have traveled through time and space, reconnecting as two separate hosts on planet Earth and embodying the intergalactic values of jazz and unity.
Kendall Concerts is an all ages, monthly music series. For more information please contact email@example.com.
FOR PATRONS AND VISITORS WITH MOBILITY DISABILITIES
OMSI’s building has accessible entrances, and the Kendall Planetarium is located on the ground floor.
OMSI reserves accessible seating space for patrons using wheelchairs and their companion(s). You can purchase wheelchair seating by phone, in person, and online. For more information about accessibility, please contact Kathleen Meyer at 503.797.5411 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patron Drop-off Zones
Curbside drop-off zones are located along the front plaza, with easy access to the Kendall Planetarium.
Patrons who wish to use an OMSI wheelchair may request a courtesy wheelchair from the Concierge window located next to the Main Lobby. We encourage you to notify OMSI in advance at 503.797.4511 as courtesy wheelchairs are limited.
OMSI has public restrooms that are wheelchair accessible. Gendered public restrooms are located in the Kendall Planetarium hallway. Companion care and non-gender-specific restrooms are located in the Turbine Hallway.
Parking is free in either of OMSI’s designated parking lots. There are 5 wheelchair accessible parking spaces in each lot, for a total of 10 spaces.