Latin American Community Ciencias NightJoin 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
- 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
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)
- 6:30 | Flight of the Butterfly
-7:30 | Flight of the Butterfly
Salsa Dance Instruction - 6:45-7:15
- Aii Crafts
- Bath Affections
- Bumble Bath Soap
- Educate Ya
- ESCO Casting Booth
- Familias en Accion
- Legacy Emanuel Hospital
- LULAC Events
- Multnomah County Library
- PCC Clear Clinic
- PCC Dreamer Center
- SHPE ( Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)
- Yancy Handmade
- Way of Being
Artisan Food Samplers
- 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 email@example.com. 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.