The Blueback Submarine will be closed for maintenance February 11-22.
During this 45-minute long guided tour, you will get to peer through a periscope, touch a torpedo, climb in a bunk in the crew's quarters, and much more. You will learn how a submarine works and get a glimpse into how a crew of 85 lived and worked within the Blueback's hull for months at a time.
Approx. 45 mins. | Ages 3 and above.
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
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
Prehistoric Planet: Walking with Dinosaurs
Join narrator Benedict Cumberbatch on an extraordinary journey back in time to the Alaska of 70 million years ago. Through the latest in CGI technology, BBC Earth invites you to witness the most authentic dinosaur experience ever to be presented on the Giant Screen.
The adventure begins with a herd of large, plant-eating dinosaurs – Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters through the seasons and the challenges of growing up and establishing themselves in this prehistoric world. From the moment they hatch, they face predators, extremes of weather and natural disasters as they fight for survival.
Huge bone beds, found in Alaska and Alberta, reveal that pachyrhinosaurs roamed in vast herds. They very likely undertook epic migrations and had complex social lives, just as animals in large herds do today. Following them on their migrations, we encounter various other species they likely met and interacted with, including the fierce Nanuqsaurus, the top predator of the day.
For this immersive Giant Screen experience, the bodies and movements of the different Cretaceous era species have been precisely recreated from the fossil evidence. Their behaviour is derived from both palaeontology and a detailed knowledge of the behaviour of modern animals, giving these animated creatures an amazing degree of realism.
With its ambitious CGI visuals, Prehistoric Planet: Walking With Dinosaurs reveals the story behind the lives of the dinosaurs and the challenges they faced during a constant battle of survival in the ancient world.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Laser Symphony of the Stars
Brilliant laser imagery at its finest, choreographed to spectacular film scores, Broadway musicals and television themes. Perfect for families of all ages.
$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.
Cider Making Workshop
Cider drinking is a lost American tradition, recapture it here and learn how to make your own! Participants will explore the history and science of cider, as well as learn the steps to turning a half gallon of apple juice from the store into delicious hard cider to drink at home. Ages 21+, one participant per ticket. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
10am-12pm & 2PM-4PM
Science Pub Portland: Science Maps
Making Maps for Science: The Cartographic Art of Scientific Discovery
With Greg Miller, PhD, and Betsy Mason, Science Journalists
May 2, 2019 | Doors Open @ 5PM
Some of the most beautiful scientific visualizations of all time are maps. But maps can be much more than scientific eye candy, they can also be powerful tools of discovery. Scientists have used maps to gain crucial insights into how earthquakes work, how diseases spread, and what other planets are like. Scientific maps have revealed previously unknown patterns in everything from ocean currents to urban poverty. Many of these maps are surprisingly beautiful, and they all reveal something interesting that wouldn't have come to light any other way.
In this talk, science journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller will highlight some of the best scientific maps of all time and share stories about how maps have contributed to science—and occasionally led scientists, and the public, astray.
Betsy Mason and Greg Miller are award-winning science journalists and the authors of the book All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey, published by National Geographic (October, 2018). Betsy is a science journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area who writes about a broad range of topics from animal behavior to particle physics to maps. Previously she was the online science editor at Wired, and before becoming a journalist she earned a master’s degree in geology from Stanford. Greg writes about neuroscience and other areas of biological and behavioral science in addition to cartography. Previously, he was a staff writer at Wired and Science magazines, and he earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Stanford before becoming a journalist. He lives in Portland.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pizza and salads will be available in our restaurant, Theory, and sandwichs and snacks from the Empirical Café. Guests can check-in at the theater entrance and find a seat before grabbing dinner and drinks. 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: email@example.com.