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Black Community Science Night

October 13 | 6pm - 9pm

Black Community Science Night

Join us for our second annual Black Community Science Night! This family friendly event welcomes visitors of all ages for a night of museum exploring, science demos, lectures, and cultural entertainment. All are welcome!

Featuring music, science demonstrations, planetarium shows, access to our featured exhibit, Orcas: Our Shared Future, a sneak peek at our newest exhibit, Staying Alive: Defenses of the Animal Kingdom, Science Playground will be open for the little ones and we will have activities for all ages.

Community Science Night Tickets $10 Adults, $8 Youth/Seniors | Ticket includes all activities. OMSI members receive a 15% discount

Activities Happening All Night

Orcas: Our Shared Future

Follow the currents of ecological activism, popular culture, and Indigenous beliefs to gain a new appreciation of these sophisticated animals, long feared in Western cultures as “Killer Whales.” Please note, access to the exhibit will close at 9:15pm

Staying Alive: Defenses of the Animal Kingdom (sneak peek)

Explore how animals use tough armor, powerful venom and poison, sneaky camouflage and mimicry, and stunning speed and sound to fend off, evade and trick predators.

Turbine Hall

Explore brain teasers, design challenges, shake house and more.


6-9PM | Bridge City Soul (band)

7:30PM | Science Demo: Elephant’s Toothpaste

8:30PM | Science Demo: Exploding Hydrogen Balloons

Science Demonstrations

Science demonstrations coming soon!

Timed Activities

Planetarium Shows
7:05 | Laser Prince
7:40 | Laser Beyonce
8:15 | Laser Lizzo

Auditorium Stage
DJ Eddie and Vernette’s Dance Troupe

Around the Museum
A Beat Happening | Theory Restaurant
Worlds Beyond VR
Photo Booth by Antonio


Food + Beverage

Our Theory restaurant will be open from 6-9pm! Grab dinner or a drink!

Questions? Email events@omsi.edu. Ticketing questions call 503.797.4000 x0

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Email events@omsi.edu or call 503.797.4000 x0.

Who is invited to Black Community Science Night?

This event is kid/family friendly, and inclusive of anyone interested in attending.

Is there any food and beverage at this event?

Inside OMSI:

Our restaurant Theory will be open with pizza and salads plus a bar.


On the Front Plaza:

Beats and Eats Food Truck

Erica’s Soul Food

Do I have to pay for parking?

No, parking will be free for this event.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Our partners help us propel science learning into the future. Thank you for being part of our mission to engage, inform and inspire curiosity!

Visiting Soon?

OMSI is committed to making science-fueled fun available for all in our community. We are proud to offer admission assistance, financial aid, and accessible services throughout the museum. Explore access resources and amenities for guests visiting the museum.

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