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OMSI After Dark: Bees & Botanicals

April 26, 2023 | 6-10pm

OMSI After Dark: Bees & Botanicals

Join us for OMSI After Dark: Bees & Botanicals
Meet local beekeepers, learn to grow a garden in any space and explore the science behind sustaining this beautiful planet we call home.

21+ Only | A valid government issued ID is required for entry for all attendees.

OMSI After Dark Tickets
$25pp | Ticket includes parking and all activities.
OMSI members receive a 15% discount

Science Demonstrations

Activities Happening All Night
-Explore Wild Creativity in the Natural Science Hall.
-Check out In Search of Earth's Secrets in the Empirical Theater Lobby.
-Explore the Turbine Halls brain teasers, design challenges, shake house and more.
-DJ Music | Turbine Hall

Timed Activities
Planetarium Shows: (First come, first served. Limited capacity.)
--6:45 and 8:15PM | Laser Taylor Swift
--7:30 and 9:00PM | Laser Beyonce
Empirical Theater Lectures
--6:45PM | Introduction to Sustainable Floristry with Lynsea Coy, Owner of Coy & Co
--7:30PM | Where Have All the Bumblebees Gone? with Jeff Everett
--8:15PM | Melittology: Getting Down to Bee-ness with Kim Brown, Habitat and Restoration Biologist
--9:00PM | Restoring the Order: Sustainability & Natural Pest Control with Jarrod Jonsrud from Koppert
Theory Restaurant
--7, 8 & 9PM | The Honey Bees

Around the Museum

Themed Vendors
AJE Pottery | Amy's Natural Soap | The Bee Team | Coy & Co. Curatorial Floral, Sustainable Floristry Network US Ambassador | Essance Skincare | Flying Dogheart Farm | Good Rain Farm | Hardy Plant Society | Jennifer Kapnek | Koppert | Little Roots PDX | Mariquita Medicinals | Metro Recycling | Oregon Bee Atlas | OSU Master Gardener Program | Pinecone Potions | Porter Lee's | Portland Nursery | Pup Tent Flowers & Gifts | Roosevelt's Terrariums | Save the Bee | Scrapberry Farm | US Fish and Wildlife Service | Xerces

Artisan Food Samplers
Avid Cider | BBTea Jars | Binary Brewing Co | Golden age Kombucha | Khalsa Salsa | Parra Wine Co | Sky Above Trail Grub | Thinking Tree Spirits | Vivacity Fine Spirits

Food and Beverage
-Our Theory restaurant will be open from 5-10pm! Arrive early to grab dinner or a drink before the event begins.
-Bars with wine, beer, cider and non-alcoholic beverages.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your COVID Guidelines*?

–We are NO LONGER requiring proof of vaccination nor a negative COVID test to attend OMSI After Dark.
–Since the mask mandate for the state of Oregon has been lifted, the OMSI facility will be mask optional for daytime and evening events. We still highly encourage you to wear a mask.
–All staff, volunteers and security guards are fully vaccinated.
–If you are feeling sick or have been potentially exposed to COVID please stay home. To request a refund email concierge@omsi.edu or call 503.797.4000 x0. We will give refunds until 5pm the night of the event.
–We are limiting the entire event to 1,200 guests.
*Guidelines are subject to change.

Is this event 21 and over only?

Yes, you must be 21+ to attend. Minors are not allowed. Everyone must present a valid government issued ID.

If I'm unable to attend, can I get a refund?

Yes. If your plans change, if you are feeling sick or have been potentially exposed to COVID please stay home. To request a refund email concierge@omsi.edu or call 503.797.4000 x0. We will give refunds until 5pm the night of the event.

Is there food and beverage at this event?

Yes, our restaurant, Theory will be open. Plus, we will have 2-3 bars with beer, wine, cider and non-alcoholic drinks. We also typically have a couple artisan vendors giving out free samples of alcohol or snacks.

Early Access – Theory will be open from 5-6pm. Get checked in and then grab dinner or drinks before the event begins. If you arrive early, you can not access the museum you must remain in Theory until 6pm.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No, it is included in your ticket.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

OMSI After Dark is sponsored by First Tech Credit Union.

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