Egypt: Secrets of the Mummies
Journey back thousands of years to the wonders of ancient Egypt in this real-life adventure complete with thieves, hidden treasure, and a modern day scientific mystery. Travel to the royal tombs of Egypt and explore the history of ancient Egyptian society as told through the mummies of the past. Follow researchers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. Scientific work reconstructing mummy DNA and deciphering ancient texts is providing insight into modern human genetics and advanced medical treatments.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Perfect Little Planet
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
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
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
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world.
It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.
Duration: 100 mins. | Rating: PG
Backyard Wilderness surprises and entertains viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses - in our own backyards! Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior revealing forest and waterway inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.
We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door, and we experience the joy that she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that wi-fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things – you just need to step outside.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Laser Stranger Things
Can't get enough of the retro vibe from the hit series Stranger Things? Experience '80s tunes and soundscapes from the show reinterpreted in vibrant laser lights as you take a trip to the upside-down within the safety of the dome!
First Man is the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Based on the book by James R. Hansen, First Man stars Ryan Gosling as Armstrong and is directed by La La Land Oscar®-winner Damien Chazelle. The cast for this epic drama includes Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas.
Duration: 142 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Laser Pink Floyd: The Vision Bell
Song List includes:
Any Colour You Like
Have A Cigar
Wish you Were Here
Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1)
The Happiest Day of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall ( Pt. 2)
Is There Anybody Out There?
Pigs on the Wing (Pt. 2)
Duration: TBA | Rating: All Ages
Melt & Pour Soap Making
A special holiday edition of our popular soap making class! Learn about the science of soap molecules and why soap is so great at cleaning. Let your creativity guide you as you melt down already–prepared soap and add ingredients to make unique bars that are ready for immediate use.
One ticket per batch of soap, maximum three participants per ticket.
Recommended for ages 12+ without an adult or 6+ with an adult. General Admission and parking are not included in the price of admission.
Fermentation and your Microbiome
Fermentation is one of the oldest and simplest means of preserving foods. It is also the best way to manage your gut microbiome, the ~100 trillion bacteria that live in your gut and change your health in a myriad of ways. In this class you will create a personalized batch of sauerkraut to take home, as well as learn the basics of making your own kombucha and what a SCOBY is. You will also get an introduction to your microbiome, and snack on some fermented foods while you learn about new scientific discoveries on the depth and breadth of how our microbiome influences our health.
One adult participant per ticket, children under 12 are welcome to share a ticket with an adult. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
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$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.