Flight of the Butterflies
A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey through the story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their remote hideaway in the mountains of Mexico.
Duration: 25 or 44 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Impossible Science LIVE!
Jason Latimer, World Champion of Magic and the Curator of Impossible Science, will change your understanding of what is possible!
Impossible Science LIVE’s unique blend of science and magic takes audiences on the journey of making the impossible possible through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. From the foundation of all science and discovery to the leading edge of technology and innovation, this live performance demonstrates how the right question changes everything. Latimer integrates all fields of science into mind-blowing illusions that will inspire your sense of wonder.
Learn how to see beyond the illusion! Challenge your understanding of physics as Latimer walks through solid objects. Discover the power of curiosity and chemistry as he forms water into objects. From bending light with his hands to drawings that come to life, you will not want to miss this wonderful science experience.
“Our next cure, next technology, or next revolutionary change will come from a question that has never been asked. It's wonder that changes the world. It’s the right question that changes everything.”
Duration: Approx 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages | Please note: OMSI member passes may not be redeemed for admission to this special event - thank you.
Museum admission not required in addition to the show ticket.
Australia's Great Wild North
Australia’s Great Wild North is an epic voyage through some of the wildest territory on Earth. Home to rich wetlands and remote rainforests, it is a place of extremes where huge bushfires ravage the ancient landscape during the summer and ferocious thunderstorms bring torrential rain and flooding over the winter monsoon season.
The area’s coasts and rivers harbor several species of shark, while the plains are guarded by territorial buffalo and venomous snakes. In a land once traversed by dinosaurs, one of their deadly relatives still thrives there today: the salt water crocodile. The region’s apex predator, the salt water crocodile has inhabited the planet in almost identical form for over 200 million years.
From the wild Kimberly coast, across mysterious Arnhem Land and on to the tropical rainforests of Cape York, journey through some of the world’s most beautiful and rugged landscapes in this incredible scientific adventure.
Duration: 25 or 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story narrated by Chris Evans, our best friends are also real-life superheroes.
Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa.
As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!
Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages
An IMAX Entertainment and Cosmic Picture film presented by Mars Petcare. Local support for Superpower Dogs provided by Banfield Pet Hospital.
National Parks Adventure
Explore the wilds of America in this new giant-screen film as big as the outdoors!
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches.
Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.
A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc. Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
Local support for National Parks Adventure provided by Airstream Adventures Northwest.
Reel Science: The Divided Brain
FEB 25, 2020 | 6:30PM (doors at 6:15PM) | All Ages | Free Parking
6:30PM | Intro and Movie: The Divided Brain (Duration 1hr 18mins | Rating: NR | Year: 2019)
8:00PM | Panel discussion with moderator: Debra Pearce-McCall, PhD, Psychologist, Founder of Prosilient Minds
- Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT, Co-Founder of Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind
- George A. Keepers, MD, Carruthers Professor & Chair, Dept of Psychiatry at OHSU
- Shannon McClure, Art Integration Specialist, The Right Brain Initiative, RACC
ABOUT THE FILM
A film which explores a radical new idea - is there an imbalance between our brain hemispheres that is affecting how we live in our modern society?
THE DIVIDED BRAIN is the mind-altering documentary inspired by the book, “The Master and His Emissary” by Iain McGilchrist. It features Iain McGilchrist with dueling scientists that include Onur Gunturkun, Jill Bolte Taylor, Leroy Little Bear, Colwyn Trevarthen, and more plus the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, actor John Cleese, and your brain.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Debra Pearce-McCall is a licensed clinician and an executive and leadership coach. Since 2005, Dr. Pearce-McCall has been an educator, innovator, and leader in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, focusing on translating science into meaningful and impactful applications for leaders, coaches, and clinicians. She serves on the board of directors and helped to grow the international organization for people from multiple disciplines who apply IPNB in their work, the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (Iain McGilchrist is on the advisory board of GAINS), and she developed and teaches Ethics through an IPNB lens, currently offered through PCC. Dr. Pearce-McCall has published numerous articles and is working on a book about relational neuroscience and everyday leadership moments.
Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT is a therapist, mentor, and author who delights in integrating the discoveries of relational neuroscience into the art of therapy. For 28 years, her work has focused on supporting trauma survivors and those with significant attachment wounds reshape their neural landscape to support a life of meaning, resilience, and warm relationships. Her books include Being a Brain-Wise Therapist, The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook, The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process (co-edited with Susan Gantt), and The Heart of Trauma (based on the work of Stephen Porges and Iain McGilchrist).
George A. Keepers, MD, was named Chair and to the Carruthers professorship in the Department of Psychiatry in the OHSU School of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Keepers, a 1977 graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, completed residency training at OHSU in 1981. Under his leadership the residency training program developed into a top tier training program. In 2001, Dr. Joseph Bloom, Dean emeritus, asked Dr. Keepers to serve as interim chair of the department. As interim chair, Dr. Keepers has emphasized growth in the research mission of the department and enhancement of its excellent educational programs. His current clinical and research interests are in the field of neuropsychiatry. He is particularly interested in Attention Deficit Disorder and is the director of the OHSU Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Clinic.
Shannon McClure has worked together with youth, families, artists, community leaders, educators and administrators to generate movements for positive change over the past 14 years in Portland. Ms. McClure is an Arts Integration Specialist with the Regional Arts and Culture Council, a K-12 teacher, and a former assistant principal. In 2018, she founded Our Turn, a community resource for Equity based experiential learning and coaching. Through adult and youth education, professional development for teachers, and equity policy, she seeks to promote better outcomes for historically marginalized populations. Ms. McClure has a background as a gallery curator and visual artist as well, most recently returning from an artist residency in Arusha, Tanzania this past December.
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies and documentaries 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? firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-797-4529.
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World transforms how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.
With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.
Dream Big is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Oceans: Our Blue Planet
Presented by BBC Earth, Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes audiences on a global odyssey to explore the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible.
From the coastline to deeper, more mysterious worlds, the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures are revealed. In the warm coastal shallows, viewers meet surfing dolphins, and an ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to crack open its food. In the enchanted sea-forests, a cunning octopus uses shells as armour from predators.
As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Apollo 11: First Steps
Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon. In this special giant-screen edition of Todd Douglas Miller’s critically acclaimed Apollo 11 documentary, created exclusively for science centers and museum theaters, the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the Moon. With a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm footage and audio recordings, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition joins Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films and presented by Land Rover. The film is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.
Duration: 47 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll face a dangerous but remarkable journey.
Duration: 104 mins. | Rating: PG
Dark Waters tells the shocking and heroic story of an attorney who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals.
Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Ruffalo) has just made partner at his prestigious Cincinnati law firm in large part due to his work defending Big Chem companies. He finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two West Virginia farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth about just what is happening, Bilott, with help from his supervising partner in the firm, Tom Terp (Academy Award®-winner Tim Robbins), files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight—one that will not only test his relationship with his wife, Sarah (Academy Award®-winner Anne Hathaway) but also his reputation, his health and his livelihood.
Duration: 126 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Dinosaurs Alive 3D
Dinosaurs Alive is a global adventure of science and discovery featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous "reincarnated" life-sized for the giant screen. Audiences will journey with some of the world's preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendants of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us.
From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia's Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film follows American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, come alive... in a big way!
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages