Starry Nights Live!
Learn about the interesting stories of the constellations and others in this live presentation in OMSI's Kendall Planetarium. It is not just stars everyone can see in the night sky—planets, constellations, zodiac, shooting stars and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer. Topics will change monthly and graphics will be programmed accordingly. All shows are hosted and narrated live by OMSI space science educator.
Laser Holiday Magic
It's the holiday season at OMSI's Kendall Planetarium. This highly popular program features a mix of everyone's favorite holiday music, and gives new meaning to the term "holiday lights."
Duration: 25 minutes | Rating: All Ages
The universe is a curious place—more so than we ever imagined. As scientists unravel the complexities of the cosmos, key findings are revealing amazing new frontiers for exploration. Come along on a journey about what we already know—and about the mysteries we have yet to solve—in Dark Universe. With astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as your guide, go beyond the night sky and into deep space to find out how discoveries over the past 100 years have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. You’ll hurtle through Jupiter’s atmosphere, peer at the web of dark matter holding galaxies together, and watch the colorful remains of the universe’s beginnings unfold.
Experience Dark Universe to celebrate the pivotal moments that have brought us unprecedented knowledge of the universe and our place in it—and glimpse the exciting future of cosmic exploration.
The Polar Express
On view through December 27
Before the film, be sure to visit OMSI's Gingerbread Adventures, free with museum admission!
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
$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.
Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective
OMSI Studio Ghibli Retrospective: Eighteen Films over Eighteen Days
January 10- January 27
Tickets On Sale Soon!
Over a period of nearly 30 years, Japan's Studio Ghibli established itself as perhaps the world's finest producer of animated motion pictures. With a reputation for lush visuals, attention to detail and epic storytelling, Studio Ghibli eschewed commercial success to create intelligent, poetic, often fanciful films that embrace family, community, and a deep concern for the environment and our relationship with nature.
In dedication to some of the most magical and beloved animated movies ever made, the Empirical Theater is pleased to host our fourth annual Studio Ghibli Retrospective from January 10 through January 27. On exhibit are eighteen films including such popular favorites as Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away.
Three selections are new to this year's Retrospective led by Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki a 2016 Japanese documentary recently released in the U.S. that covers Miyazaki's attempt to use CGI animation for the first time. Also in their Retrospective debuts are Isao Takahata's 1991 drama Only Yesterday – at once an ode to nature and an introspective tale of self-realization – and Miyazaki's 2013 historical biography The Wind Rises, the breathtakingly animated story of Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi.
Please see below for a listing of Retrospective films. Information on show times and language versions will be published shortly. The format for all film screenings is DCP.
Ticket prices for each show are as follows:
$7 Adult / $6 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+)
OMSI members receive $1 off
Tickets may be purchased online at omsi.edu, at the OMSI front desk, or by telephone at 503-797-4000.
Castle in the Sky
Grave of the Fireflies
Howl's Moving Castle
Kiki's Delivery Service
My Neighbor Totoro
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki
The Cat Returns
The Secret World of Arrietty
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Wind Rises
Whisper of the Heart
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 + King Tut
$6/OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders
OMSI After Dark ONLY
FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders
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