The epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s.
As in any great detective story, audiences will experience, in immersive IMAX®, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.
Duration: 46 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Laser Pink Floyd: The Machine
Timeless, progressive, and attempting to free themselves from oppression. Mesmerize your eyes with vibrant lasers cutting their way through the fog to our 360-degree wrap-around screen – all while our laserist guides you through the universe in beat to your favorite jams!
Brad Pitt gives a powerful performance in this, “absolutely enthralling” (Rolling Stone), sci-fi thriller set in space. When a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth, astronaut Roy McBride (Pitt) goes on a dangerous mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.
Duration: 124 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall
Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall
Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Included in General Admission | NOV 16, 2019 - JAN 2, 2020
Take a sweet and smart look at the science behind building gingerbread houses! Using the current Exquisite Creatures exhibit as inspiration, four local teams of expert bakers, architects, designers and construction firms worked together to make these holiday treats. Except for the base fand structural supports, each sculpture was built with entirely edible materials.
Vote for your favorite one at the voting kiosk. The team with the most votes will win the 2019 People's Choice Award.
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.
Perfect for homemade holiday gifts! Soap made on or before November 17th will be ready for use by the end of December.
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
When a teenager encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends name him "Everest" and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of a wealthy man and a zoologist intent on capturing the Yeti.
"Abominable features one of the most nuanced and likable young heroines in recent animated feature history. And for a film that often seems to be working off a checklist, it ends up being a memorable time at the movies." Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
Duration: 97 mins. | Rating: PG
THIS IS NOT AN OMSI SPONSORED EVENT. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA EVENTBRITE. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A LIVE PERFORMANCE.
James Hood’s MESMERICA Immersive Visual Music Concert Portland Premiere at The Kendall Planetarium
In these fast-paced, and often challenging times, music and art can provide us with relief from stress, and provide us with a sense of peace, tranquility, and renewal.
Experience the magic of this 360 degree immersive art and music cinema experience in the OMSI Kendall Planetarium.
Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist, James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world to create an immersive, transcendant experience designed to soothe the mind and stimulate the senses.
Mesmerica premiered at the Fleet Planetarium in San Diego, California in June 2018 to two sold-out audiences and has been consitently filling venues with ongoing performances since October.
We're delighted to now bring it to Portland for special weekend night cinema showings.
For more information, visit www.jameshood.com/mesmerica
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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
$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.
Bitters Making Workshop
Bitters demystified! Learn how to make and use bitters in this hands-on workshop. This class will cover the history and science of bitters as well as basic formulas, tools, and processes to make bitter tinctures at home. Participants will have the opportunity to do tastings of various commercial bitters brands, as well as 36+ individual tinctures, and will blend two batches of bitters to take home.
One participant per ticket. Ages 21 and up, General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Time: 10AM-12PM & 2PM - 4PM