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Latin American Community Ciencias Night

June 16, 2023 | 6-9pm

Latin American Community Ciencias Night

Join us for our second annual Latin American Community Ciencias 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, planetarium shows in Spanish and English, access to our summer exhibits, Orcas: Our Shared Future and Creatividad Silvestre | Wild Creativity, and more.

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

Science Demonstrations
- Materials from Nature: Dr. Christine Ortiz is a scientist that studies nature for ideas to improve man-made objects. Lets explore some materials inspired by the natural world
- Mind the Magnets: Dr. Rodrigo Braga is a scientists studying the brain and how it works. He uses magnetic resonance imaging to see inside our minds. Come explore a bit more about magnets and how they can help us see deeper.
- I am a Scientist!: Draw yourself as the amazing scientist you are!
- How do we study Burned Forests?: Fire affects ecosystems worldwide, but do you know how scientists study fire effects in forest ecosystems? Meet Paola, a Natural Resource Engineer from Chile, and learn how we study fire effects with an example of the Araucaria (monkey puzzle) forests from southern South America.

Activities Happening All Night
- Explore the featured exhibit, Orcas: Our Shared Future
- Enjoy the Natural Science Hall's exhibit, Creatividad Silvestre | Wild Creativity
- Let the little ones explore Science Playground from 6-8pm
- Bring your teens to check out the Teen Tech Center from 6-8pm
- Live music by Pa'lante

Timed Activities (activities subject to change)
Planetarium Shows: (First come, first served. Limited capacity.)
- 6:30 | Black Holes (in Spanish)
- 7:15 | Black Holes (in English)
- 8:00 | Black Holes (in Spanish)
Empirical Theater:
- 6:30 | Flight of the Butterfly
-7:30 | Flight of the Butterfly
Salsa Dance Instruction - 6:45-7:15
- 8:00-8:30

Community Vendors
- Aii Crafts
- Bath Affections
- Bumble Bath Soap
- Educate Ya
- ESCO Casting Booth
- Familias en Accion
- In4All
- Legacy Emanuel Hospital
- LULAC Events
- Multnomah County Library
- PCC Clear Clinic
- PCC Dreamer Center
- SHPE ( Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)
- Tri-Met
- Yancy Handmade
- Way of Being

Artisan Food Samplers
- Kichana
- La Casa de Mamá
- La Comelona
- la Familia Cider Co
- Nueva Aventura
- Tea Pastry
- Valcan Cellars

Food and Beverage
- Our Theory restaurant will be open from 6-9pm!
- We will also have a couple authentic food carts.

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


Who is invited to Community Ciencias Night?

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

Is there food and beverage at this event?

Yes, our restaurant, Theory will be open. Plus, we will host 1-2 food carts. We also typically have a couple artisan vendors giving out free samples of drinks or snacks.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No, it is included in your ticket.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

Latin American Community Ciencias Night is sponsored by First Tech Credit Union and Comcast Internet Essentials.

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