OMSI After Dark: Winter Ale Fest
Warm up with these winter ales and learn the science behind brewing. Hop to it!
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
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OMSI AFTER DARK ADMISSION: 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 Only
(no glass or tasting tokens)
FREE/OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders*
OMSI After Dark + Winter Ale Festival admission:
(Includes commemorative glass and 10 tasting tokens)
$16/OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders*
*At this time, we have discontinued the OMSI After Dark Access Pass. We will honor existing passes until they expire.
Beer Goggle Blitz | Think you have what it takes to supply beer to the masses? Put on a pair of drunk goggles and see what too much brew can do to you!
Beer's Law of Beers | Think you know a Pilsner from a Hefeweizen? Use light to identify different types of beer by the way it passes through them!
The Hoptimum Flower | Ever wonder how beer gets its distinct flavors and aromas? Take a whiff while you learn about the science of hops!
Hydrogen Balloons | 7:00pm | Come watch us make water in 3... 2... 1... BOOM!
Ultrasonic Beer Geyser | Science is all about inquiry. Like inquiring, “What happens when I bombard a 40 oz. with ultrasonic sound waves?”
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Jason Latimer's Impossible Science LIVE! | World Champion of Magic will change your understanding of what is possible!
Ascendant Beer Company
Belching Beaver Brewery
Ex Novo Brewing Co.
Fort George Brewery
Golden Valley Brewery
Ground Breaker Brewing
Little Beast Brewing
Modern Times Beer
Mt. Hood Brewing Co.
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon Beer Soap
The Oregon Brewery Running Series
pFriem Family Brewers
Portland Brewing Co.
Stickmen Brewing Company
Von Ebert Brewing
Widmer Brothers Brewing
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69th Annual Oregon Agate & Mineral Show
FREE EVENT | 9:30AM-5:30PM
Explore the wonders of nature at the Annual Oregon Agate and Mineral Show. Enjoy a wide array of beautiful cabochons (cut, shaped, and polished rocks) including agate, jasper, and obsidian from the northwest. Presented by the Oregon Agate and Mineral Society (OAMS) 30+ exhibits will be on display.
Special features include: the Oregon State Seal made from a large variety of Oregon stones including the Sun Stone, the Oregon State gem; a food table, which showcases rocks that look like food; an active Kids' Corner; and hand-crafted jewelry and window hangings made by OAMS club members.
OAMS members will be on-site demonstrating the equipment and process used to prepare rocks for display. These include a big saw used to cut slabs, a trim saw used to create a design, a grinder to shape the specimen and a polisher to put the finishing touches.
The OAMS has been a long-time partner of OMSI and proceeds from the Show are donated to OMSI’s Hancock Field Station located in Central Oregon’s John Day River Valley, an area world renowned for its fossil-rich rock formations and fosters geology learning.
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.
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. All Maker Workshops are 15% off for museum members.
2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival & OMSI Present: Dan Tepfer's Natural Machines
Presale tickets available at 10:00AM October 16th for OMSI and PDX Jazz Members. GA tickets available at 10:00AM on October 26th.
Doors open @ 8:00PM; Music starts @ 8:30PM | $30 advance tickets | $35 day of show | PDX Jazz and OMSI Members receive 15% discount | Parking is free
Beer, wine, snacks and more! Concessions available for purchase at the Empirical Theater Cafe.
Dan Tepfer’s Natural Machines
In an age of unprecedented technological advancement, Dan Tepfer is changing the definition of what a musical instrument can be. Featured in an NPR documentary viewed by 1.5 million people, Dan Tepfer shows his pioneering skill in this concert by programming a Yamaha Disklavier to respond in real time to the music he improvises at the piano while another computer program turns the music into stunning animated visual art projected onto a screen behind him, and into VR glasses. The Natural Machines performance lives at a deeply unique intersection of mechanical and organic processes, making it “more than a solo piano album… a multimedia piece of contemporary art so well made in its process and components and expressed by such a thoughtful, talented, evocative pianist… that it becomes a complete experience” (NextBop).
Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — “a remarkable musician” in the words of the Washington Post and one “who refuses to set himself limits” in those of France’s Télérama. The New York City-based Tepfer, born in 1982 in Paris to American parents, has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz, including extensively with veteran saxophone luminary Lee Konitz. As a leader, Tepfer has crafted a discography already striking for its breadth and depth, ranging from probing solo improvisation and intimate duets to richly layered trio albums of original compositions. His Sunnyside/Naïve album Goldberg Variations/Variations saw the prize-winning pianist performing J.S. Bach’s masterpiece as well as improvising upon it to “build a bridge across centuries and genres” (Wall Street Journal) in “an impressive feat that keeps coming back to a hearty and abiding respect” (New York Times). As a composer, he is a recipient of the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for works including Concerto for Piano and Winds, premiered in the Prague Castle with himself on piano, and Solo Blues for Violin and Piano, premiered at Carnegie Hall. Bringing together his undergraduate studies in astrophysics with his passion for music, his project Natural Machines integrates computer-driven algorithms into his improvisational approach. Awards include first prize and audience prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition, first prize at the East Coast Jazz Festival Competition, and the Cole Porter Fellowship from the American Pianists Association
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FOR PATRONS AND VISITORS WITH MOBILITY DISABILITIES
OMSI’s building has accessible entrances, and the Kendall Planetarium is located on the ground floor.
OMSI reserves accessible seating space for patrons using wheelchairs and their companion(s). You can purchase wheelchair seating by phone, in person, and online. For more information about accessibility, please contact Kathleen Meyer at 503.797.5411 or at email@example.com.
Patron Drop-off Zones
Curbside drop-off zones are located along the front plaza, with easy access to the Kendall Planetarium.
Patrons who wish to use an OMSI wheelchair may request a courtesy wheelchair from the Concierge window located next to the Main Lobby. We encourage you to notify OMSI in advance at 503.797.4511 as courtesy wheelchairs are limited.
OMSI has public restrooms that are wheelchair accessible. Gendered public restrooms are located in the Kendall Planetarium hallway. Companion care and non-gender-specific restrooms are located in the Turbine Hallway.
Parking is free in either of OMSI’s designated parking lots. There are 5 wheelchair accessible parking spaces in each lot, for a total of 10 spaces.
Science Pub Portland: Tipping Points
The Times, They Are a-Changin… Tipping Points and Why They Are Important
Ed Brook, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at OSU
James R. Watson, PhD, Assistant Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at OSU
David Wrathall, Assistant Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at OSU
March 3, 2020 | Doors Open @ 6PM | Theory will be open from 5-7PM
PLEASE NOTE: Science Pub at OMSI will now be the first Tuesday of the month.
$5 advance purchase for guaranteed seats; $5 suggested donation at the door. Tickets will be available online or at the OMSI front desk until 2pm the day of the event; see below for details.
Children of today are going to live through some of the most important environmental, social and technological changes humankind will ever see. It is likely that some of these changes will be large and sudden, and their impacts will be felt globally.
In this talk, geologist Ed Brook, geographer David Wrathall and complexity scientist James Watson will introduce and discuss the wicked nature of tipping points and illustrate a number of core examples of large and abrupt changes in our environment and subsequent impacts on ecosystems and human communities. You will learn about tipping points that have occurred in the climate system thousands of years ago, about contemporary social tipping points in communities impacted by climate change, and about the fundamental nature of tipping points and how they occur in ecosystems.
Ed Brook Ph.D., David Wrathall Ph.D., and James R. Watson Ph.D. are professors in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Oregon State University. Ed studies climate and biogeochemical cycles to understand how the earth system worked in the past, and how it might change in the future. David studies how people respond to changes in the weather and climate, and James studies the structure and dynamics of complex systems, ranging from ecosystems to financial markets. Ed, David and James are dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of our planet and people, to help communities prepare for the coming challenges associated with changes in our environment.
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!
OMSI's restaurant, Theory will be open from 5-7pm. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, salad, ice cream plus draft beer and cider. The Empirical Cafe will also be open from 5-7:30pm with snacks, sandwiches, and bottled beer, wine and cider.
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